The tent hides under one of the huge oak trees at Pacheco Camp.
Before setting up camp in that spot, I took a good look at that tree to see if anything looks loose. I hope not to be killed by a falling branch.
This evening I brave the gnats and make my instant supper before the sun has completely disappeared: Mountain House Oriental-style Chicken, followed by some beef jerky. Excellent.
I haven't seen another person for four days now. I start wondering if maybe there will be people around here tonight or tomorrow. I remember reading that this location is sometimes used for group activities, which would be most likely to take place on a long weekend like this, I would think. This is Friday night, the beginning of this year's Labour Day long weekend.
But the night remains quiet, except for some unidentified critters passing through. Despite the hot day, it cools down considerably in the evening, almost, but not quite, to the point that I would need to put on a sweater. My coolest night so far, and I sleep really well.
Continue to Day 7: A short day hike from Pacheco Camp up Pacheco Creek and Pacheco Ridge.
Date: August 31, 2007, 19h01