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The soil on this steep stretch of Cornfield Spring Road has eroded over decades, leaving just a trail of rocks

The soil on this steep stretch of Cornfield Spring Road has eroded over decades, leaving just a trail of rocks Cornfield Spring Road climbs over a few big hills during its final two miles to avoid the flood-prone wash below the springThumbnailsFrom this hill at 3450 feet, Cornfield Spring Road zigzags down into a gulley and then up along the ridge of the next hillCornfield Spring Road climbs over a few big hills during its final two miles to avoid the flood-prone wash below the springThumbnailsFrom this hill at 3450 feet, Cornfield Spring Road zigzags down into a gulley and then up along the ridge of the next hillCornfield Spring Road climbs over a few big hills during its final two miles to avoid the flood-prone wash below the springThumbnailsFrom this hill at 3450 feet, Cornfield Spring Road zigzags down into a gulley and then up along the ridge of the next hillCornfield Spring Road climbs over a few big hills during its final two miles to avoid the flood-prone wash below the springThumbnailsFrom this hill at 3450 feet, Cornfield Spring Road zigzags down into a gulley and then up along the ridge of the next hillCornfield Spring Road climbs over a few big hills during its final two miles to avoid the flood-prone wash below the springThumbnailsFrom this hill at 3450 feet, Cornfield Spring Road zigzags down into a gulley and then up along the ridge of the next hillCornfield Spring Road climbs over a few big hills during its final two miles to avoid the flood-prone wash below the springThumbnailsFrom this hill at 3450 feet, Cornfield Spring Road zigzags down into a gulley and then up along the ridge of the next hill

I catch a glimpse of two bighorn sheep walking along the crest of this hill as I climb up, but they are gone when I reach the top. This road is still open for vehicular travel, and a few tire tracks show that the road is still driven occasionally.