Wednesday - Right now I'm in the air conditioned club house of a golf course in the middle of the desert. To avoid the heat we got up at 4:30 am (getting up before the sun is just wrong) and left camp at 5:30. Unfortunately, the first SAG stop was late to setup and so we ran out of water as we entered the desert. A support team with lots of water caught up to us eventually, thankfully.
We had to take the interstate for a while, since that's the only road through the desert, and it got really hot as the sun rose higher. We reached the golf course just after 11:00 am and enjoyed a dip in their artificial lake to cool off.