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After a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine Canyon

After a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine Canyon I decide to follow a U-shaped route from here down the wash and around the hills to get to the road leading up Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsJust as the road into Idora Mine Canyon makes its first switchback (to the left), I'm drawn toward a rock outcrop on my rightI decide to follow a U-shaped route from here down the wash and around the hills to get to the road leading up Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsJust as the road into Idora Mine Canyon makes its first switchback (to the left), I'm drawn toward a rock outcrop on my rightI decide to follow a U-shaped route from here down the wash and around the hills to get to the road leading up Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsJust as the road into Idora Mine Canyon makes its first switchback (to the left), I'm drawn toward a rock outcrop on my rightI decide to follow a U-shaped route from here down the wash and around the hills to get to the road leading up Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsJust as the road into Idora Mine Canyon makes its first switchback (to the left), I'm drawn toward a rock outcrop on my rightI decide to follow a U-shaped route from here down the wash and around the hills to get to the road leading up Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsJust as the road into Idora Mine Canyon makes its first switchback (to the left), I'm drawn toward a rock outcrop on my right

The mining area is near, but not at, the top of the unnamed mountain ahead. The old road, which I'll join in a few minutes, switchbacks up the hill and is a non-Wilderness cherrystem into the Wilderness area.