I reach Nipton at sunset, have a chat with the storekeeper and pay for my campsite. She gives me some laundry soap for my wash tonight--I don't want to buy a whole big box of the stuff (last year when I was here she gave me a few tea bags).
I have time before closing to grab a combo BBQ plate at the café next door, delicious pork, turkey and beef with negligeable side dishes.
I buy some Corona beer from the store at the 18h closing time and go about doing my laundry and enjoying the full moon before clouds roll in to cover it up and huge winds blow in to rattle my tent for a while (as if it needed it).
Light snow is forecast tonight for the surrounding mountains, and it might translate into a bit of light rain for those of us down in the valleys.