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Waking up after the first night of a camping trip is always special; I've finally arrived. It was chilly overnight and I'm feeling exhausted from yesterday. I was so tired that I didn't wake up once during the night. It always takes a few days to build u

Waking up after the first night of a camping trip is always special; I've finally arrived. It was chilly overnight and I'm feeling exhausted from yesterday. I was so tired that I didn't wake up once during the night.  It always takes a few days to build u One nice thing about my Pine Spring campsite is a little sandy drainage area near my tent, perfect for a cat holeThumbnailsGold flowers growing in the gravel near my tent, which I think at first are goldfields (Lasthenia californica)One nice thing about my Pine Spring campsite is a little sandy drainage area near my tent, perfect for a cat holeThumbnailsGold flowers growing in the gravel near my tent, which I think at first are goldfields (Lasthenia californica)One nice thing about my Pine Spring campsite is a little sandy drainage area near my tent, perfect for a cat holeThumbnailsGold flowers growing in the gravel near my tent, which I think at first are goldfields (Lasthenia californica)One nice thing about my Pine Spring campsite is a little sandy drainage area near my tent, perfect for a cat holeThumbnailsGold flowers growing in the gravel near my tent, which I think at first are goldfields (Lasthenia californica)One nice thing about my Pine Spring campsite is a little sandy drainage area near my tent, perfect for a cat holeThumbnailsGold flowers growing in the gravel near my tent, which I think at first are goldfields (Lasthenia californica)

Waking up after the first night of a camping trip is always special; I've finally arrived. It was chilly overnight and I'm feeling exhausted from yesterday. I was so tired that I didn't wake up once during the night.

It always takes a few days to build up stamina.

I was comfortable sleeping with my sweater and long underwear on in the sleeping bag, plus my thin summer pants. I even used the hood on my sleeping bag to keep my head warm!