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After passing Columbia Mountain, I look back at what remains of sunset and ride on to Mid Hills campground Wild Horse Canyon Road dips down into the upper part of Macedonia Canyon as I ride back to Mid Hills campgroundThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route through Gold Valley to Saddle Horse Canyon from Mid Hills campgroundWild Horse Canyon Road dips down into the upper part of Macedonia Canyon as I ride back to Mid Hills campgroundThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route through Gold Valley to Saddle Horse Canyon from Mid Hills campgroundWild Horse Canyon Road dips down into the upper part of Macedonia Canyon as I ride back to Mid Hills campgroundThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route through Gold Valley to Saddle Horse Canyon from Mid Hills campgroundWild Horse Canyon Road dips down into the upper part of Macedonia Canyon as I ride back to Mid Hills campgroundThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route through Gold Valley to Saddle Horse Canyon from Mid Hills campgroundWild Horse Canyon Road dips down into the upper part of Macedonia Canyon as I ride back to Mid Hills campgroundThumbnailsElevation profile of bicycle route through Gold Valley to Saddle Horse Canyon from Mid Hills campground

I make it back to Mid Hills campground a bit after dark, at 20h25. It's predictably windy again tonight while I enjoy another add-boiling-water-to-bag meal. The campground is rather empty tonight (Sunday); it's great to be here again.

However, the evening silence is broken for a couple of hours. One of the few campsites occupied on this Sunday night is the one across the road from mine. A family camping there is singing campfire songs. I'm really happy to hear these folks enjoying themselves with their kids out here, and with no TVs or cell phones (a lost skill these days). Still, I wish I didn't have to listen to them.

Regardless, tomorrow night I'll be back in the wilderness, and probably alone for a few days, perhaps remembering how cool this family across the road is.

I get to sleep before midnight and wear my long underwear and sweater to bed again. I didn't expect to be wearing my long undies almost every night when I brought them along on this trip! I should have brought a scarf too, but didn't.