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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 notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-right Morning at Castle Peaks Road means I get to try out the deluxe facilities while listening to the quail; it works well!ThumbnailsI start today's hike by climbing up a hill and looking down at my tent in the little valley at the end of Castle Peaks RoadMorning at Castle Peaks Road means I get to try out the deluxe facilities while listening to the quail; it works well!ThumbnailsI start today's hike by climbing up a hill and looking down at my tent in the little valley at the end of Castle Peaks RoadMorning at Castle Peaks Road means I get to try out the deluxe facilities while listening to the quail; it works well!ThumbnailsI start today's hike by climbing up a hill and looking down at my tent in the little valley at the end of Castle Peaks RoadMorning at Castle Peaks Road means I get to try out the deluxe facilities while listening to the quail; it works well!ThumbnailsI start today's hike by climbing up a hill and looking down at my tent in the little valley at the end of Castle Peaks RoadMorning at Castle Peaks Road means I get to try out the deluxe facilities while listening to the quail; it works well!ThumbnailsI start today's hike by climbing up a hill and looking down at my tent in the little valley at the end of Castle Peaks Road

Breakfast is the usual granola, dried apricots and pineapple, vitamin C drink, plus two cold coffees. Enjoying the Starbucks' Tribute Blend and feeling somewhat refreshed this morning. It's now day 5 of this trip, and my strength is starting to build up.