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After a hot ramen breakfast and fixing my flat tire, I go for a short walk in the area of my Trio Mine Road campsite

After a hot ramen breakfast and fixing my flat tire, I go for a short walk in the area of my Trio Mine Road campsite The frost is especially thick on my bicycle tiresThumbnailsTrio Mine Road, on the way back to Ivanpah Road, 1/4 mile or so awayThe frost is especially thick on my bicycle tiresThumbnailsTrio Mine Road, on the way back to Ivanpah Road, 1/4 mile or so awayThe frost is especially thick on my bicycle tiresThumbnailsTrio Mine Road, on the way back to Ivanpah Road, 1/4 mile or so awayThe frost is especially thick on my bicycle tiresThumbnailsTrio Mine Road, on the way back to Ivanpah Road, 1/4 mile or so awayThe frost is especially thick on my bicycle tiresThumbnailsTrio Mine Road, on the way back to Ivanpah Road, 1/4 mile or so away

I haven't seen nor spoken to anyone since yesterday afternoon. So I'm astonished when two cross-country horse riders, ignoring the little road through the area, break the silence and pass by while I'm packing up.

We wish each other a cheerful "good morning" and continue on with our activities. I wonder if they're doing a horsepacking trip, but I'm so surprised to see them that I forget to look at the gear they're carrying.