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A bluish-grey moth with subtle peach trim visits my cup while coffee is steeping Making coffee outside my tent near the end of the middle fork of Globe Mine Road, Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsRed cactus flower buds near my tentMaking coffee outside my tent near the end of the middle fork of Globe Mine Road, Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsRed cactus flower buds near my tentMaking coffee outside my tent near the end of the middle fork of Globe Mine Road, Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsRed cactus flower buds near my tentMaking coffee outside my tent near the end of the middle fork of Globe Mine Road, Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsRed cactus flower buds near my tentMaking coffee outside my tent near the end of the middle fork of Globe Mine Road, Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsRed cactus flower buds near my tent

This is my first trip using the filterless MSR "mugmate" to make coffee, which works like a big tea bag (the coffee steeps). I'm happy to report that it makes great coffee. I brought a pound of Peet's French roast coffee freshly ground for press pot, which makes my saddlebags smell good.

Some small wasp-like insects, as well as a couple of yellow jackets, were also attracted to the vapour of my boiling water and steeping coffee. Other than that, there are very few flies here, perhaps because it's a bit windy this morning.

I eat a typical camp breakfast, which is, in addition to two cups of strong black coffee, granola, tamari almonds, dried cherries, dried apricots and some dried rambutan that I'm trying for the first time.