We have walked ourselves into the desert. The nearest town is 15 miles behind me. In front of us is 100 miles of desert without any services. It is an awesome place to walk. With every footstep I felt the heat of the blacktop. The traffic is growing thin and the desert is filling my senses. I walked with long strides that seemed to leave me standing still in the immense scale of the desert landscape. I ﬁnally lost site of Big Bear Mountain. We have had it in our view since Los Angeles and now the old friend is gone. We have 9 days of walking in the desert without interruption. Tonight a full moon is shining down on us. There was a meeting to discuss route and work details for tomorrow, but the moon had everyone vexed, and it was agreed that we have too many meetings and need more time to play music, sing, read, and write in our journals. The meeting has ended, but music drifts thru the rapidly chilling desert air. It won’t last long. The tents will ﬁll and folks will get some rest for another hot day in the Mojave.