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At 3300 feet, it's time to stop for an energy bar break and to consider backtracking out of West Edgar Canyon #3

At 3300 feet, it's time to stop for an energy bar break and to consider backtracking out of West Edgar Canyon #3 For a moment, I think I've noticed a post way up on top of the canyon walls, but conclude that it's probably an agave plantThumbnailsWest Edgar Canyon #3 makes a tight left turn just ahead, and continues to rise into the Providence MountainsFor a moment, I think I've noticed a post way up on top of the canyon walls, but conclude that it's probably an agave plantThumbnailsWest Edgar Canyon #3 makes a tight left turn just ahead, and continues to rise into the Providence MountainsFor a moment, I think I've noticed a post way up on top of the canyon walls, but conclude that it's probably an agave plantThumbnailsWest Edgar Canyon #3 makes a tight left turn just ahead, and continues to rise into the Providence MountainsFor a moment, I think I've noticed a post way up on top of the canyon walls, but conclude that it's probably an agave plantThumbnailsWest Edgar Canyon #3 makes a tight left turn just ahead, and continues to rise into the Providence MountainsFor a moment, I think I've noticed a post way up on top of the canyon walls, but conclude that it's probably an agave plantThumbnailsWest Edgar Canyon #3 makes a tight left turn just ahead, and continues to rise into the Providence Mountains

I don't really want to turn back yet, but it is almost 14h30, and it will be dark by 17h. Even if I turn back now, part of the hike back across the rocky fan to Cornfield Spring Road will probably be by moonlight.