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In the cool before the heat...

Windsurfers and kiteboarders beat the heat on Lucky Peak Lake near Boise, just after sunrise on Monday. (Betsy Russell)
Windsurfers and kiteboarders beat the heat on Lucky Peak Lake near Boise, just after sunrise on Monday. (Betsy Russell)

Here's what it looked like up at Lucky Peak Lake this morning shortly after sunrise, as Boise-area windsurfers and kiteboarders took advantage of the early-morning breezes to kick off a all-week run of 100-degree days. By 7:15 a.m., there was a flock of us up there, close to 20, with the big kites dipping and soaring like exotic birds and the colorful sails whizzing across the water like intensely motivated butterflies. Early mornings like this make the heat bearable - that and afternoon air conditioning. Too bad we can't all handle the afternoon heat like my cats; they just curl up and snooze the day away until it's cooler... 




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.

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