An old outbuilding along Pacheco Creek Trail not too far from Pacheco Camp.
I slept in nicely this morning, partly because of the excellent shade from the huge oak tree that I'm camped under, partly because it cooled down so much overnight.
Breakfast is two bowls of miso soup with seaweed, two cups of coffee, one bag Mary Jane's Wild Forest Mushroom Couscous (OK, but boring and unsubstantial), a handful of tequila pistachios, and a few tamari almonds.
I think I hear something around 11h while eating. I look outside and see a ranger vehicle drive past. Though it didn't stop, this is my first brush with humanity in almost five days.
By 13h I'm leaving Pacheco Camp for my day hike up Pacheco Creek Trail in the hot sun. I fill my two-litre Camelbak with spring water and bring along a few extra litres in my half-full 10-litre water bag.
Date: September 01, 2007, 13h03