Yeah, I don't like to hike early, though today I did start Humphrey @ 820am. Plus, I like to go out in the middle of the day and do something in the sun. I'll probably just end up doing Elden. Most things around here I've done a lot lately, and/or I don't want to do again for a while, or they might be really hot. I had thought about going out to Williams to do Bill Williams Mt, which I have not done for a very long while, but I don't want to risk being smoked out on the hike.
111 degrees is just insane.
I think Monsoon season will begin around June 20, plus or minus 5 days, not by the calendar according to the NWS, but when dew points rise dramatically, and it begins to rain over the Sacramento Mountains. It will start about 10 days later in Arizona.