Fist rock, with New York Mountains in the background
Date: May 31, 2012, 14h42
Nice sunset (belt of Venus) on the way up the Black Canyon Cut-off Road: my final 5 uphill miles of the day will be in the dark
I feel beaten down the last few miles before Mid Hills Campground (as usual!), but riding in the dark means less heat. The campground is almost empty. Like. I don't feel like eating, but make Mountain House Teriyaki Chicken and Rice a bit before midnight.
I wash off several days worth of salt and sunscreen from my face and arms under the campground taps, how nice. I fall asleep easily, but am up at 4h30 to urinate, despite wanting to stay in bed!