We have a few clumps of trees here and there, and down around the creek crossings, but most of my riding is across the vast north Texas prairie, where the wind blown grasses look like ocean waves. At this time of year, that means lots of hot sunshine that seems to accumulate on my body like the gravel dust on my bike. So after about 4 hours of almost continuous riding, it was time to cool down.
This is one of the few hilltop shady spots. With today's winds at 22-27mph, you could close your eyes and lean right into it. Quite refreshing.