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After filtering 10 litres of Cornfield Spring water in the shade, it's time to climb under that tree again and out of the wash

After filtering 10 litres of Cornfield Spring water in the shade, it's time to climb under that tree again and out of the wash Sitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertThumbnailsCornfield Spring canyon here is already in the shade; it will be dark by 17h, a bit before I make it back to my tentSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertThumbnailsCornfield Spring canyon here is already in the shade; it will be dark by 17h, a bit before I make it back to my tentSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertThumbnailsCornfield Spring canyon here is already in the shade; it will be dark by 17h, a bit before I make it back to my tentSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertThumbnailsCornfield Spring canyon here is already in the shade; it will be dark by 17h, a bit before I make it back to my tentSitting here in deep shade pumping water from Cornfield Spring makes me feel like I'm somewhere other than the Mojave DesertThumbnailsCornfield Spring canyon here is already in the shade; it will be dark by 17h, a bit before I make it back to my tent

I've been here for a peaceful 20 minutes or more. I once heard some noise in the brush while filtering water, but have no wildlife sightings to report.