As the day got hotter, we were ready to be at The Great Gallery. It was just past midday and it was hot! The appearance of clouds, as benign as they seemed, only increased the bit of anxiety that we were both quietly feeling. These clouds are the precursors of thunderstorms and were lining up nicely on our little section of wilderness. We made sure that we knew where the highest nearby ground was along each stretch of trail just in case.