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As I enter West Edgar Canyon #3, I think I see a very faint trace of a road along the bottom of the hill at my right

As I enter West Edgar Canyon #3, I think I see a very faint trace of a road along the bottom of the hill at my right West Edgar Canyon #3 is, as you might expect, full of rocks, big and smallThumbnailsThere is a faint old road cut here after all, but it's so grown-in that it doesn't always make for a good hiking trailWest Edgar Canyon #3 is, as you might expect, full of rocks, big and smallThumbnailsThere is a faint old road cut here after all, but it's so grown-in that it doesn't always make for a good hiking trailWest Edgar Canyon #3 is, as you might expect, full of rocks, big and smallThumbnailsThere is a faint old road cut here after all, but it's so grown-in that it doesn't always make for a good hiking trailWest Edgar Canyon #3 is, as you might expect, full of rocks, big and smallThumbnailsThere is a faint old road cut here after all, but it's so grown-in that it doesn't always make for a good hiking trailWest Edgar Canyon #3 is, as you might expect, full of rocks, big and smallThumbnailsThere is a faint old road cut here after all, but it's so grown-in that it doesn't always make for a good hiking trail

It may be just an illusion created by the constant erosion here, and not an old road cut at all. But I'm curious, so I'll go check it out. I startle a tiny Mojave squirrel and see a few late-fall lizards profiting from the sunny day.