I hop around the rocks that surround my Cima Dome campsite and catch the pre-dusk orange desert glow
Date: June 02, 2009, 19h47
The basin at Chicken Water Spring is mostly full, though the water may not be the freshest
Perhaps I could have bike-camped here and purified the water with my water filter. I had been worried that there might not be water here. Mojave National Preserve is so large that staff usually doesn't know if smaller springs like this contain water.
Mojave National Preserve is not a backpacker-friendly park in that respect.