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I didn't originally intend to stay up here at Mid Hills campground for almost a week, so my day trips in this area are somewhat spontaneous, despite the many hours I spent planning this trip.

Today I choose to visit Bluejay Mine Road, about which I know nothing, and I'll hike around the Wild Horse Mesa area for the first time. I'll do the bike ride down Wild Horse Canyon Road that I like so much, and I'll return to Mid Hills campground via Black Canyon Road.

24.3 bicycle miles with 2300 of climbing, plus 3.2 hiking miles with 1384 feet of elevation gain and drop. I'll drink about 4.5 litres of water during the day and eat one Larabar and one Clif bar (chocolate mint).