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I walk around the bend into Old Dad Canyon and can no longer see back down to the valley floor below

I walk around the bend into Old Dad Canyon and can no longer see back down to the valley floor below Great views from the entrance to Old Dad Canyon back down to flat (and usually dry) Soda Lake in the distanceThumbnailsI stumble across the remains of a very modest old cabinGreat views from the entrance to Old Dad Canyon back down to flat (and usually dry) Soda Lake in the distanceThumbnailsI stumble across the remains of a very modest old cabinGreat views from the entrance to Old Dad Canyon back down to flat (and usually dry) Soda Lake in the distanceThumbnailsI stumble across the remains of a very modest old cabinGreat views from the entrance to Old Dad Canyon back down to flat (and usually dry) Soda Lake in the distanceThumbnailsI stumble across the remains of a very modest old cabinGreat views from the entrance to Old Dad Canyon back down to flat (and usually dry) Soda Lake in the distanceThumbnailsI stumble across the remains of a very modest old cabin

I'm at around 2300 feet elevation now (my campsite sits at about 1615 feet). It doesn't feel like I've risen 700 feet already because the grade coming up the fan is so gentle.