I don't take days like these for granted. I jump in with both feet and a holler because I know they are getting fewer and farther between. Am I wrong? Of course I hope I am, but then the worst thing that can happen is I am wrong and I jumped into these opportunities when there are plenty more to come! Not a bad scenario.
A time for everyone to meet together, eat together and hike together (in a cold dark cave) presented itself last weekend. Usually this is a favorite thing to do when it's above 90 degrees outside as the inside is a consistent 42 degrees year round. It's amazing, as you approach the mouth of the cave you feel the drop in temperature... three steps in and you are blowing frost.
This day that we chose was lovely but it was only about 63 degrees outside so I was a bit apprehensive about my level of comfort. I like to be comfortable. :) No worries. Once you got moving it felt great. Especially if you took a turn carrying the propane lantern which gives off a modicum of heat. Yep, carried that lantern for awhile.
If you're ever in Central Oregon give me a call. This is where we will go. I'll shove you in the mini-van, treat you to a bag of peanuts, pop a glow stick on your wrist and we'll be off! I'll even carry the lantern.
** The different lighting in the pictures is from the flash. You can't see a thing unless you are within a close radius to the hand held lights. There is no other light in the cave and it is BLACK. Mwah hah hah hah...