Salton Sea, CA
Slow wake up. Less satisfying sleep. Sheep canyon. Residency talk with Eva. Discovering new grottoes. Higher for a better view. Bright colors yet camouflaged. Water bottle on a belt. Cantina left on the branches. Backpacking gear advice from Amy. Easier up than down. Late lunch. Asshole ranger. People running with the sunset. Finishing the last chapter on Oscar. Additional excerpts. Pre-dinner nap. Spicy soup quinoa. Nights getting warmer. How to spend time. Reflections on what is natural. Still too cold for a midnight moonlight hike.