Full moon over Kelso Dunes power-line road at almost 17h; I'm back at camp by 17h20
Supper is a 3-ounce pouch of Trader Joe's buffalo jerky and Backpacker's Pantry Kathmandu Curry (vegan). Tasty!
The temperature drops predictably during the evening, and all my extra layers of clothing, and winter jacket, go on, one by one.
The early-evening wind dies down and everything is peaceful under the full moon, except for occasional distant noise from campers over at Kelso Dunes, almost a mile away. I consider going for a moonlight walk up the Kelso Dunes, which I can see clearly from my tent, but I feel satisfied enough with today's hike up Bull Canyon.
As I sit writing my notes, I hear an owl hooting from somewhere nearby, and a train coming up the tracks across Devil's Playground, hidden by the Kelso Dunes. The nearby power lines crackle loudly, though they were almost silent last night.
Just as I'm about to go to sleep at 23h, a thunderstorm begins, which I must get up and watch. Fortunately it lasts just an hour and nothing gets wet except the outside of the tent.