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Morning #2 at my campsite off the middle fork of Globe Mine Road, I repeat the ritual of making coffee in the shade of my tent

Morning #2 at my campsite off the middle fork of Globe Mine Road, I repeat the ritual of making coffee in the shade of my tent ThumbnailsAfter breakfast, it's that wonderful moment I've been waiting for: digging a cat holeThumbnailsAfter breakfast, it's that wonderful moment I've been waiting for: digging a cat holeThumbnailsAfter breakfast, it's that wonderful moment I've been waiting for: digging a cat holeThumbnailsAfter breakfast, it's that wonderful moment I've been waiting for: digging a cat holeThumbnailsAfter breakfast, it's that wonderful moment I've been waiting for: digging a cat hole

I'm up a little earlier than yesterday because the morning sun is too hot and I can't sleep. Ironically, just before dawn, I woke up because I was too cold and had to pull the hood of my sleeping bag up over my head.

I'm very stuffed up this morning and feel like I may be getting a cold or sinus infection. Ugh. Hopefully it's just me adapting to the low humidity out here.

Breakfast is two cups of coffee, dried apricots, dried cherries, tamari almonds, granola and some freeze-dried bananas (not sure I like these).

For some reason, the rear tire of my bicycle lost half of its air overnight. I pump it up and hope that it holds.