Late-morning breakfast of miso soup and coffee at Jackrabbit Lake.
It stayed warm overnight and the temperature is rising quickly. There is just enough dappled shade that I've been able to sleep in a bit and stay inside to avoid the morning gnats buzzing around. A few clouds earlier helped attenuate the first rays of the day.
OK, the tent is hot enough inside that I've been sweating most of the morning, but at least it wasn't so much that I felt like I was suffocating.
Breakfast is instant miso soup with seaweed, then coffee, then a few handfuls of granola, then some dried apricots and tamari almonds.
For dessert I have a thin semi-sweet dark chocolate bar that I've been keeping flat in the back of my notebook in the hard-backed pocket in one of my saddlebags.
Each time I've wanted to eat this chocolate bar so far, it had liquified from the heat, with just the wrapping holding it together. In the hope that it's at least semi-solid from the cooler overnight hours, I get it out, but it's too late; it's liquid again.
I give up this time and just eat the liquid chocolate bar with a spoon. Yummy!
Date: August 30, 2007, 10h49