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I pause on Old Kelso Road to admire the views back toward Cowhole Mountain, Soda Lake, and my campsite of the last two nights

I pause on Old Kelso Road to admire the views back toward Cowhole Mountain, Soda Lake, and my campsite of the last two nights Old Kelso Road occasionally crosses dry washes where it is suddenly rocky instead of sandyThumbnailsI like this slightly downhill part of Old Kelso Road that heads toward the Old Dad Mountain blockOld Kelso Road occasionally crosses dry washes where it is suddenly rocky instead of sandyThumbnailsI like this slightly downhill part of Old Kelso Road that heads toward the Old Dad Mountain blockOld Kelso Road occasionally crosses dry washes where it is suddenly rocky instead of sandyThumbnailsI like this slightly downhill part of Old Kelso Road that heads toward the Old Dad Mountain blockOld Kelso Road occasionally crosses dry washes where it is suddenly rocky instead of sandyThumbnailsI like this slightly downhill part of Old Kelso Road that heads toward the Old Dad Mountain blockOld Kelso Road occasionally crosses dry washes where it is suddenly rocky instead of sandyThumbnailsI like this slightly downhill part of Old Kelso Road that heads toward the Old Dad Mountain block

This road was graded many years ago, judging by the pile of rocks along the left side of the road. Creosote bushes have grown in the right-of-way since then. The surface here is nicely packed and rides well.