Just got back from an overnight backpacking trip. 10 Miles total. Very nice hike. Most of the ponds are fairly dry but hidden pond was fine. Saw a fogbow which was neat. Saw scrubjay several times on the way out and a few red widows and sand cranes. Ear plugs are a must in my opinion at this camping site. The racoons are very vocal. My friend heard them at our bear bag tree. They soon moved on to harrass the campers next to us who I don't think had cared to tree their food like I did. Coons = 3am karma against campers who leave trash out.