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One option is to continue ahead, down into the south end of Old Dad Canyon and climb up Old Dad Mountain on a known ascent route

One option is to continue ahead, down into the south end of Old Dad Canyon and climb up Old Dad Mountain on a known ascent route I spend a bit of time at the summit of Old Dad Canyon at 3250 feet, enjoying the views and the solitudeThumbnailsI could also try heading straight west from here up to the top of the Old Dad Mountain rangeI spend a bit of time at the summit of Old Dad Canyon at 3250 feet, enjoying the views and the solitudeThumbnailsI could also try heading straight west from here up to the top of the Old Dad Mountain rangeI spend a bit of time at the summit of Old Dad Canyon at 3250 feet, enjoying the views and the solitudeThumbnailsI could also try heading straight west from here up to the top of the Old Dad Mountain rangeI spend a bit of time at the summit of Old Dad Canyon at 3250 feet, enjoying the views and the solitudeThumbnailsI could also try heading straight west from here up to the top of the Old Dad Mountain rangeI spend a bit of time at the summit of Old Dad Canyon at 3250 feet, enjoying the views and the solitudeThumbnailsI could also try heading straight west from here up to the top of the Old Dad Mountain range

I like the idea, and the ascent route is only about 3/4 mile down the hill from here. It may be a slow climb and I probably wouldn't make it back to the tent until well after dark. I start walking down the hill, but then turn back.