I forgot my oven mitts, the desert driving trick I learned as a teenager after burning my hands too many times on the steering wheel. And my rental car is black, adding several degrees to the outside temperature of 127. When the digital thermometer at the Furnace Creek visitor center ticks up to 128, a few people jump out of their cars to take a picture. […]
I don’t stay long. The camera around my neck gets so hot it stops working. An error message flashes a warning at me.
— Chris Carlson at San Francisco Chronicle
Shared on Jun 29, 2013