So I bring my cat with me on lots of trips. But usually don't leave him unattended. I've got some camping trips planned soon, I want to bring him with because I take him on hikes and stuff. But I also want to do some MTB rides where I'll be gone for a good chunk of the day, and I don't know what to do with him.
I've left him in the car for 5-6hours in winter when it was like 30-50 out and he just chilled in a bunch of blankets and slept. But I'm more concerned about heat. It'll probably be under 70 when I go, and can park under trees and leave the windows cracked. Just not sure if that'll be enough.
I park my car outside in the sun around here and I'd say it feels like 80 inside when it's a hot day.
Any thoughts? I was thinking of packing a cooler with ice and covering it with some stuff for him to lay on.
I know it's the cool thing to flip shit, break the car window and be a hero when someone leaves their pet in a car for 5 mins to run inside a store. If this were Houston in the middle of the summer, then yes I understand. But fall up in the mountains in the shade? I'd think you would be fine. It's just hard to get any actual advice because animal lovers are fucking insane and think every car turns into an oven.