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Today's day hike will take me to an old mine site not far away, below the crags of New York Mountain in the distance at right

Today's day hike will take me to an old mine site not far away, below the crags of New York Mountain in the distance at right Making morning coffee at Keystone CanyonThumbnailsFirst, I go for a short walk around my Keystone Canyon campsiteMaking morning coffee at Keystone CanyonThumbnailsFirst, I go for a short walk around my Keystone Canyon campsiteMaking morning coffee at Keystone CanyonThumbnailsFirst, I go for a short walk around my Keystone Canyon campsiteMaking morning coffee at Keystone CanyonThumbnailsFirst, I go for a short walk around my Keystone Canyon campsiteMaking morning coffee at Keystone CanyonThumbnailsFirst, I go for a short walk around my Keystone Canyon campsite

Breakfast is two cups of strong coffee, Maryann's "rice and tofu in a ginger-miso broth" (delicious), granola, tamari almonds, dried apricots, dried pears and chili-lime cashews. I'm glad to be eating backpacker food again after eating junk food for breakfast back at Nipton.

On the top of the closer hill on the left sits the former Keystone Mine, which I won't be visiting today.