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Getting closer back to the mouth of Old Dad Canyon, I walk up the hillside, following a grown-in former road

Getting closer back to the mouth of Old Dad Canyon, I walk up the hillside, following a grown-in former road Just beyond the old truck, I stumble upon (and not into) an abandoned mine shaft; it looks like it might be quite deepThumbnailsThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsJust beyond the old truck, I stumble upon (and not into) an abandoned mine shaft; it looks like it might be quite deepThumbnailsThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsJust beyond the old truck, I stumble upon (and not into) an abandoned mine shaft; it looks like it might be quite deepThumbnailsThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsJust beyond the old truck, I stumble upon (and not into) an abandoned mine shaft; it looks like it might be quite deepThumbnailsThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next stepsJust beyond the old truck, I stumble upon (and not into) an abandoned mine shaft; it looks like it might be quite deepThumbnailsThe old road leads me to a nice lookoff point from where I plot my next steps

A small network of faded and washed-out switchback roads climbs the hillside here, perhaps leading to prospecting sites. The roads aren't indicated on my topo maps, but they are visible in Google Earth aerial views of the area.