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Morning at Castle Peaks Road means I get to try out the deluxe facilities while listening to the quail; it works well!

Morning at Castle Peaks Road means I get to try out the deluxe facilities while listening to the quail; it works well! Thumbnails I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnails I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnails I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnails I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnails I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-right

I woke up several times overnight to hide my head further in my sleeping bag against the cold air, but otherwise slept so soundly that I wake up feeling like I have a hangover. I finally wake up around 9h, suddenly hot from the morning sun on my tent.