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There 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

There 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 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 rightThumbnailsDesert dudleya growing in West Edgar Canyon #3As 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 rightThumbnailsDesert dudleya growing in West Edgar Canyon #3As 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 rightThumbnailsDesert dudleya growing in West Edgar Canyon #3As 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 rightThumbnailsDesert dudleya growing in West Edgar Canyon #3As 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 rightThumbnailsDesert dudleya growing in West Edgar Canyon #3

The old road is so worn and vegetated that I'm not always sure if I'm on it or not. It's often washed out to the point that it's easier to hike down in the wash and avoid the grabbing catclaw bushes growing in the roadbed.