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The dense scattering of rocks on the fan east of Kelso induces what I call, "avoidance hiking" To get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsOh look, a lost set of four bright-blue ballons tied together, stuck to a young creosote bush, framed by a  Kelso Dunes backdropTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsOh look, a lost set of four bright-blue ballons tied together, stuck to a young creosote bush, framed by a  Kelso Dunes backdropTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsOh look, a lost set of four bright-blue ballons tied together, stuck to a young creosote bush, framed by a  Kelso Dunes backdropTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsOh look, a lost set of four bright-blue ballons tied together, stuck to a young creosote bush, framed by a  Kelso Dunes backdropTo get over to Rex Mine Road from my campsite on Cornfield Spring Road requires a 1.5-mile hike across the rocky fanThumbnailsOh look, a lost set of four bright-blue ballons tied together, stuck to a young creosote bush, framed by a  Kelso Dunes backdrop

Here, one hikes not in a straight line, but in a constantly weaving pattern created on-the-fly to avoid the largest rock patches.