A couple weeks ago, I was at the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere:
I look happy there, and I was, but it was 130 degrees when that picture was taken, and I was sitting that way so as to not have any bare skin touching the ground, as it would have burned me. As it was, a minute or two later, I discovered that my necklace and my shoes had grown hot enough to leave a mark.
It was a little troubling, but we had enough water, and it was also awesome. I’ve wanted to experience extreme heat like … Read the rest