Extreme Cooling Measures

Photo from inside the cathedral room at Shasta Caverns
Deep inside Shasta Caverns. Spot the bat (order Chiroptera).

I’m on a much-needed vacation break — the first proper one away from home in over two years, road-tripping up to Seattle and then back down through Portland, in both cases to visit with friends. One of our stops has been in Redding, CA, nearby to a number of National Parks and natural wonders such as Shasta Caverns which were a cool 58°F by comparison to the 105°F temperatures outside in the sun.