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Back at my tent well before sunset, I rest and eat a little, then take a few photos before the sun fades away After crossing the summit again at Hill 1114, I take a short break in the first shade of the day before hiking down to my tentThumbnailsBighorn Basin Mine hike as viewed in Google Earth (5.25 miles)After crossing the summit again at Hill 1114, I take a short break in the first shade of the day before hiking down to my tentThumbnailsBighorn Basin Mine hike as viewed in Google Earth (5.25 miles)After crossing the summit again at Hill 1114, I take a short break in the first shade of the day before hiking down to my tentThumbnailsBighorn Basin Mine hike as viewed in Google Earth (5.25 miles)After crossing the summit again at Hill 1114, I take a short break in the first shade of the day before hiking down to my tentThumbnailsBighorn Basin Mine hike as viewed in Google Earth (5.25 miles)After crossing the summit again at Hill 1114, I take a short break in the first shade of the day before hiking down to my tentThumbnailsBighorn Basin Mine hike as viewed in Google Earth (5.25 miles)

Well, I drank all of the 3.5 litres of water that I carried with me on today's hike.

As soon as I arrive at the tent, I eat the pouch of Trader Joe's Vegetable Jambalaya that I left outside to heat up in the hot sun. I'm surprised it's not very hot, but its still tasty at room temperature.

Once the sun goes down, the temperature drops almost instantly and it's clear that I'll want to wear clothes inside my sleeping bag tonight. What a shock to the system after an almost-hot day!

The cool air seems to be discouraging to the bugs that were flitting on my tent last night; not many of them have returned to revisit me.

It's a dark, peaceful Sunday evening with no moon, and I write in my journal, review photos and sip brandy to a background of singing crickets again. Toward the end of the evening, I prepare a pouch of Mountain House Beef Stew: yum.