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I take a short walk to warm up and get used to today's surroundings (it was dark when I got here last night)

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

I'm hungry from yesterday's calorie-burning, so it's time to make coffee and have a usual simple breakfast of dry granola, tamari almonds, dried apricots, dried cherries and some beef jerky for dessert.

The built-in filter on my coffee-dripper apparently fell out and got left behind yesterday at Kelso Depot when I was adding newly purchased batteries to my saddlebags. In lieu of a filter, I try using toilet paper, which works surprisingly well!