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I 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

I 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  I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnailsSomeone has a nest here sheltered against a boulder on top of the hill above my tent I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnailsSomeone has a nest here sheltered against a boulder on top of the hill above my tent I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnailsSomeone has a nest here sheltered against a boulder on top of the hill above my tent I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnailsSomeone has a nest here sheltered against a boulder on top of the hill above my tent I notice bird activity near my tent and locate a nearly invisible bird's nest in an elbow of this joshua tree at centre-rightThumbnailsSomeone has a nest here sheltered against a boulder on top of the hill above my tent

Nice view of the New York Mountains high peaks poking up above the hills. I'll hike over in that area next week.