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I'm not sure where the old road went because it's grown-in, but I can now hear a trickle of water down in Cornfield Spring wash

I'm not sure where the old road went because it's grown-in, but I can now hear a trickle of water down in Cornfield Spring wash Coming up what's left of the old switchback road at Cornfield SpringThumbnailsThe source of Cornfield Spring is just ahead; I keep getting scratched by catclaw bushes when I try to climb down to itComing up what's left of the old switchback road at Cornfield SpringThumbnailsThe source of Cornfield Spring is just ahead; I keep getting scratched by catclaw bushes when I try to climb down to itComing up what's left of the old switchback road at Cornfield SpringThumbnailsThe source of Cornfield Spring is just ahead; I keep getting scratched by catclaw bushes when I try to climb down to itComing up what's left of the old switchback road at Cornfield SpringThumbnailsThe source of Cornfield Spring is just ahead; I keep getting scratched by catclaw bushes when I try to climb down to itComing up what's left of the old switchback road at Cornfield SpringThumbnailsThe source of Cornfield Spring is just ahead; I keep getting scratched by catclaw bushes when I try to climb down to it

Thick brush conceals the steepness of the terrain alongside the wash and the stream itself. Getting to the water is awkward. It's hard to see how far each step drops down, and if there is solid footing below or not. Not a good place to fall and get hurt!