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To get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fan

To get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fan Another sunny morning on Cornfield Spring Road; I'm still coughing a lot from my cold, but am ready for another hike anywayThumbnailsThe dense scattering of rocks on the fan east of Kelso induces what I call, "avoidance hiking"Another sunny morning on Cornfield Spring Road; I'm still coughing a lot from my cold, but am ready for another hike anywayThumbnailsThe dense scattering of rocks on the fan east of Kelso induces what I call, "avoidance hiking"Another sunny morning on Cornfield Spring Road; I'm still coughing a lot from my cold, but am ready for another hike anywayThumbnailsThe dense scattering of rocks on the fan east of Kelso induces what I call, "avoidance hiking"Another sunny morning on Cornfield Spring Road; I'm still coughing a lot from my cold, but am ready for another hike anywayThumbnailsThe dense scattering of rocks on the fan east of Kelso induces what I call, "avoidance hiking"Another sunny morning on Cornfield Spring Road; I'm still coughing a lot from my cold, but am ready for another hike anywayThumbnailsThe dense scattering of rocks on the fan east of Kelso induces what I call, "avoidance hiking"

We'll see how this goes... I'm literally forcing myself to hike today because I still feel terrible due to my cold. I expect that the sunshine, great scenery and mild exertion will be a remedy as the day progresses.