We are currenlty enjoying a prolonged dry spell. This is making excellent conditions, but the down-side is that it is also very warm. Take plenty of fluid with you and don't rely on being able to top drinks from natural water sources..they're drying up. Sun hat and sunscreen will also prove useful. Finally..watch out for thunder and lightning! Also worth noting that many of the lakes are becoming a hazard to dogs, due to blue/green algae blooms (Cyanobacteria). Watch for warning sign and don't let your dog swim in or drink the water. It can be fatal!