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I step across some rocks in a patch of plants (maidenhair ferns, I think) under which a dark blue stream trickles vigourously

I step across some rocks in a patch of plants (maidenhair ferns, I think) under which a dark blue stream trickles vigourously Yes, that should be the stream from Cornfield Spring, that green patch right thereThumbnailsSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertYes, that should be the stream from Cornfield Spring, that green patch right thereThumbnailsSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertYes, that should be the stream from Cornfield Spring, that green patch right thereThumbnailsSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertYes, that should be the stream from Cornfield Spring, that green patch right thereThumbnailsSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertYes, that should be the stream from Cornfield Spring, that green patch right thereThumbnailsSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave Desert

A big smooth rock here provides a convenient place to sit. I get out my filter and quietly, meditatively, pump enough water to almost fill my 10-litre water bag with the cool water from the Cornfield Spring stream.