I hide in the shade of that oak at the bottom of Long Ridge Road, looking down at the gravel of Orestimba Creek Road.
I eat another energy bar and hide for 20-30 minutes in the shade to make sure that heat exhaustion doesn't set in. Fortunately, I'm reasonably well hydrated. I wish my water weren't so hot; I could really use something cool right now.
I've done a bit of bicycle camping in 100+ degree temperatures in Death Valley, and enjoy the challenge. However, I was expecting today to be rather easy and wasn't mentally prepared for this!
Just under two miles remains until I reach Jackrabbit Lake. Not far, but there will be a couple of hills along the way. I'll be taking this last short distance slowly to keep it enjoyable and to stay healthy.
Date: August 29, 2007, 16h26