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Another sunny morning on Cornfield Spring Road; I'm still coughing a lot from my cold, but am ready for another hike anyway

Another sunny morning on Cornfield Spring Road; I'm still coughing a lot from my cold, but am ready for another hike anyway ThumbnailsTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fan

I didn't sleep well last night, but I have managed to sleep in until 8h30. I'm enjoying the warmth of the sun shining on my tent after a chilly, close-to-freezing night, during which I heard coyotes.

After two cups of strong morning coffee (this Starbucks instant Via coffee is not bad) comes the usual breakfast (granola, tamari almonds, dried apricots and vitamin C drink) and I'm off hiking by 10h30.

After studying my maps a bit last night and considering options, I decided that today I would hike up to the old Rex Mine site, which I haven't visited yet.