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Time for my evening meal; I'm hungry! Mountain House Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice, predictably tasty I go for a walk in the adjacent rock piles to get familiar with the area around my new campsiteThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route from Mid Hills Campground to Pinto Valley, Mojave National PreserveI go for a walk in the adjacent rock piles to get familiar with the area around my new campsiteThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route from Mid Hills Campground to Pinto Valley, Mojave National PreserveI go for a walk in the adjacent rock piles to get familiar with the area around my new campsiteThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route from Mid Hills Campground to Pinto Valley, Mojave National PreserveI go for a walk in the adjacent rock piles to get familiar with the area around my new campsiteThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route from Mid Hills Campground to Pinto Valley, Mojave National PreserveI go for a walk in the adjacent rock piles to get familiar with the area around my new campsiteThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route from Mid Hills Campground to Pinto Valley, Mojave National Preserve

Occasional strong winds interrupt an otherwise tranquil evening. A few flies flit against my tent. Other than a distant glow of light from Las Vegas, the sky is black, the stars are out, and I can see the Milky Way.

I get to sleep around 0h45 and wake up many times throughout the night, perhaps from the wind, but have no problem falling back asleep each time. It's nice to be starting another chapter of this trip.