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I decide to walk upstream to explore the extent of the stream and see if its beginning can be easily identified I descend Kelbaker Road 3/4 mile to reach Kelso Dunes RoadThumbnailsIn the last vestiges of daylight, I rattle four miles down the Kelso Dunes Road washboard back to my tentI descend Kelbaker Road 3/4 mile to reach Kelso Dunes RoadThumbnailsIn the last vestiges of daylight, I rattle four miles down the Kelso Dunes Road washboard back to my tentI descend Kelbaker Road 3/4 mile to reach Kelso Dunes RoadThumbnailsIn the last vestiges of daylight, I rattle four miles down the Kelso Dunes Road washboard back to my tentI descend Kelbaker Road 3/4 mile to reach Kelso Dunes RoadThumbnailsIn the last vestiges of daylight, I rattle four miles down the Kelso Dunes Road washboard back to my tentI descend Kelbaker Road 3/4 mile to reach Kelso Dunes RoadThumbnailsIn the last vestiges of daylight, I rattle four miles down the Kelso Dunes Road washboard back to my tent

Appreciation of small details in the desert (and in life in general), like this stream, develops gradually.

I wasn't all that interested in, and didn't seek out, features like this on my first desert trips.

After all, the amount of water in this small stream would be neither striking nor significant in a less arid environment.