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The open space at the bottom of Bull Canyon is easy to hike after all the dense brush and large rock in the upper canyon

The open space at the bottom of Bull Canyon is easy to hike after all the dense brush and large rock in the upper canyon The last downhill-hiking mile or two on the fan above the dunes is an ankle-breaker with all the small rocks scattered aboutThumbnailsThick clouds over the Kelso Dunes are picking up any yellow late-afternoon light that manages to get through the cloudsThe last downhill-hiking mile or two on the fan above the dunes is an ankle-breaker with all the small rocks scattered aboutThumbnailsThick clouds over the Kelso Dunes are picking up any yellow late-afternoon light that manages to get through the cloudsThe last downhill-hiking mile or two on the fan above the dunes is an ankle-breaker with all the small rocks scattered aboutThumbnailsThick clouds over the Kelso Dunes are picking up any yellow late-afternoon light that manages to get through the cloudsThe last downhill-hiking mile or two on the fan above the dunes is an ankle-breaker with all the small rocks scattered aboutThumbnailsThick clouds over the Kelso Dunes are picking up any yellow late-afternoon light that manages to get through the cloudsThe last downhill-hiking mile or two on the fan above the dunes is an ankle-breaker with all the small rocks scattered aboutThumbnailsThick clouds over the Kelso Dunes are picking up any yellow late-afternoon light that manages to get through the clouds

Sure, there are still some rocks and creosote bushes to dodge here, but not nearly as many. Still, I'm not sure I'd recommend this hike to a newbie hiker due to the ankle-breaking potential.