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I boil some water for a cranberry vitamin-C drink, which will hopefully help combat my cold; supper is next! I settle in for the evening and am surprised to hear a small moth outside flitting against my tentThumbnailsCornfield Spring hiking route, Mojave National PreserveI settle in for the evening and am surprised to hear a small moth outside flitting against my tentThumbnailsCornfield Spring hiking route, Mojave National PreserveI settle in for the evening and am surprised to hear a small moth outside flitting against my tentThumbnailsCornfield Spring hiking route, Mojave National PreserveI settle in for the evening and am surprised to hear a small moth outside flitting against my tentThumbnailsCornfield Spring hiking route, Mojave National PreserveI settle in for the evening and am surprised to hear a small moth outside flitting against my tentThumbnailsCornfield Spring hiking route, Mojave National Preserve

There's more traffic than usual over on Kelbaker Road this evening, about 1.5 miles from my tent. A lot of the noise is recognizable as the kind that comes from vehicles that intentionally make more noise than necessary. I guess some people are actually impressed by that kind of thing.

I put on extra clothing layers as the temperature drops and enjoy my supper: Mountain House Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Rice, which is a bit spicy and pretty darn good for an add-water-to-bag meal.

At this campsite one can also occasionally hear a dog barking, or music playing, from Kelso, almost two miles away. It's amazing how easily sound travels in the wide-open desert when there aren't many other sounds to compete with.

I have a hard time falling asleep.