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Shortly after 9h, an unusually early hour for me, I'm hiking south on Old Kelso Road toward Old Dad Mountain

Shortly after 9h, an unusually early hour for me, I'm hiking south on Old Kelso Road toward Old Dad Mountain After two cups of hot coffee and some breakfast, it's time to dig the first cat hole of the tripThumbnailsFootprints on Old Kelso Road, Devil's Playground, Mojave National PreserveAfter two cups of hot coffee and some breakfast, it's time to dig the first cat hole of the tripThumbnailsFootprints on Old Kelso Road, Devil's Playground, Mojave National PreserveAfter two cups of hot coffee and some breakfast, it's time to dig the first cat hole of the tripThumbnailsFootprints on Old Kelso Road, Devil's Playground, Mojave National PreserveAfter two cups of hot coffee and some breakfast, it's time to dig the first cat hole of the tripThumbnailsFootprints on Old Kelso Road, Devil's Playground, Mojave National PreserveAfter two cups of hot coffee and some breakfast, it's time to dig the first cat hole of the tripThumbnailsFootprints on Old Kelso Road, Devil's Playground, Mojave National Preserve

Part of my route is a non-Wilderness corridor, so I could have chosen to ride my bike for part of the distance. It would be faster, but I'm in hiking mode today, and I may do some cross-country hiking through Wilderness areas where bikes aren't allowed.