There we go, the sun dips down behind the hill, so no more hot sun baking my tent
It's safe to go back in the tent now, and I'm anxious to do that since there are now quite a few flies buzzing around.
As darkness sets in, a few bats fly about. I'm startled by a loud whistling sound that turns out to be a flock of birds (ducks, I think, 12 of them) returning to the Paradise Lake for the night. Two more groups arrive shortly afterwards. It's fun listening to their noisy chatter and frolicking in the water. I've also been hearing mourning doves, quail and scrub jays, and other birds that I don't recognize. A nice end to the day.
I quickly learn that Paradise Lake is under a flight path, but the noise isn't all that intrusive. I usually hear the noise when the airplanes are overhead, but not while they are approaching. Other than the airplanes, there are no lights visible out here at night.
Supper is Natural High Honey-Lime Chicken, which is pretty good, even though the chicken component is negligeable. Dessert is Trader Joe's Buffalo Jerky, mmm.
Will it cool down overnight?
Continue to Day 4: Hike from Paradise Lake up Rooster Comb Trail and Orestimba Creek Road to Robison Creek and back.
Date: September 02, 2008, 18h05