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I take an energy bar (mmm, chocolate) break behind a boulder pile; it's really windy up here at 6015 feet elevation

I take an energy bar (mmm, chocolate) break behind a boulder pile; it's really windy up here at 6015 feet elevation I've been noticing a few ladybugs on my way up the rocky terrainThumbnailsI'm high enough now to see all the way across the west end of Ivanpah ValleyI've been noticing a few ladybugs on my way up the rocky terrainThumbnailsI'm high enough now to see all the way across the west end of Ivanpah ValleyI've been noticing a few ladybugs on my way up the rocky terrainThumbnailsI'm high enough now to see all the way across the west end of Ivanpah ValleyI've been noticing a few ladybugs on my way up the rocky terrainThumbnailsI'm high enough now to see all the way across the west end of Ivanpah ValleyI've been noticing a few ladybugs on my way up the rocky terrainThumbnailsI'm high enough now to see all the way across the west end of Ivanpah Valley

.. and I'm not even close to the top yet! Gee, I thought it was windy down at my campsite... And the wind is rather chilly too.