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Awake, I peer out the back of my tent to see a sunny day, Kelso Dunes, and a creosote bush poking me in the face

Awake, I peer out the back of my tent to see a sunny day, Kelso Dunes, and a creosote bush poking me in the face ThumbnailsI take a short walk to warm up and get used to today's surroundings (it was dark when I got here last night)ThumbnailsI take a short walk to warm up and get used to today's surroundings (it was dark when I got here last night)ThumbnailsI take a short walk to warm up and get used to today's surroundings (it was dark when I got here last night)ThumbnailsI take a short walk to warm up and get used to today's surroundings (it was dark when I got here last night)ThumbnailsI take a short walk to warm up and get used to today's surroundings (it was dark when I got here last night)

I slept really well last night despite the cold and the dampness that seemed to collect in this valley. Water on my bicycle tire and tent roof tells that heavy frost set in earlier this morning.