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Cornfield Spring Road climbs over a few big hills during its final two miles to avoid the flood-prone wash below the spring

Cornfield Spring Road climbs over a few big hills during its final two miles to avoid the flood-prone wash below the spring Along the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itThumbnailsThe soil on this steep stretch of Cornfield Spring Road has eroded over decades, leaving just a trail of rocksAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itThumbnailsThe soil on this steep stretch of Cornfield Spring Road has eroded over decades, leaving just a trail of rocksAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itThumbnailsThe soil on this steep stretch of Cornfield Spring Road has eroded over decades, leaving just a trail of rocksAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itThumbnailsThe soil on this steep stretch of Cornfield Spring Road has eroded over decades, leaving just a trail of rocksAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itThumbnailsThe soil on this steep stretch of Cornfield Spring Road has eroded over decades, leaving just a trail of rocks

Hiking up the wash instead of on the road would have been shorter, but much slower, due to the brush growing in the wash. I'm glad I didn't choose to do that, even though I considered it.