By|Ian Benjamin Finnegan Thompson
Last Saturday was the hottest day in Arcata since 1983 according to intellicast.com. Dozens of residents flocked to the Mad River to escape the heat. The immense heat and smoke from the inland wildfires didn’t stop people from enjoying the outdoors.
Colin Retz sprays Damian Schoenberner with a water hose at the Mad River.
Andrea Lopez, Erik Ramos, Arianna Topbjerg and Allsion Guerrero cool their feet in the Mad River
Brothers Darius and Marcellus Mason play in the water with their toy boats at Mad River.
Mother Jessica and daughter Lorriann Ramsey cool off under an umbrella and hat while watching a soccer game at the Arcata Community Center soccer field.