The view northwest from my Pachalka Spring campsite provides no colourful sunset this evening due to cloud cover
The wind picks up later in the evening. I see the Kingston Range from here toward the right and a few flashes of light make me wonder if there is lightning somewhere, or perhaps just a few happy campers down by the power-line road.
Supper tonight is Mountain House Sweet and Sour Pork (tasty again), some Trader Joe's teriyaki beef jerky, and those two bottles of Newcastle beer that I bought earlier at the Valley Wells store (and which are still somewhat cool). I feel like I really need all those calories.
There were a lot of flies around when I first got here, but they dissipate with the setting sun.
In addition to the strong late-evening winds, I listen to quail clucking around sunset, crickets throughout the evening, a bit of airplane noise from Las Vegas, and some distant freeway traffic rumbling from Interstate 15 a few miles away.
After writing a journal entry for the day, I read some of Edward Abbey's "Desert Solitaire" and finally get to sleep around 1h30. The moonlight is beautiful tonight.
Date: June 03, 2009, 19h38