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Frost on my bicycle this morning near Kelso Dunes ThumbnailsAll bundled up, I go for a short walk around the campsite in the cold sun to warm up a littleThumbnailsAll bundled up, I go for a short walk around the campsite in the cold sun to warm up a littleThumbnailsAll bundled up, I go for a short walk around the campsite in the cold sun to warm up a littleThumbnailsAll bundled up, I go for a short walk around the campsite in the cold sun to warm up a littleThumbnailsAll bundled up, I go for a short walk around the campsite in the cold sun to warm up a little

I did not sleep much last night due to the cold; the frost on my bicycle tells me that it was damp last night as well.

I fell asleep easily enough last night, but kept waking up. I woke up restless and cold at 2h45. By 3h15, I still hadn't fallen back asleep, so I heated a pouch of boil-in-bag lentil biriyani from Trader Joe's to get something warm in my tummy.

While waiting for my late-night snack to heat up, I stepped out into the chill to enjoy a few minutes of star-studded sky on my last night here. The sky was so dark that I was seeing the gentle wisps of galaxies in the sky, in addition to thousands of stars.

The hot meal did the trick and I finally fell asleep.

It's unlike me to get up just after sunrise like this morning, especially after so little sleep, but I have almost 50 miles of riding today to get back to Baker and I hope to make it before dark.

I intend to take the morning slow and leisurely, as usual.