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Finally, I've come out of the mountains enough to see the entire Powerline Road and Kelso Dunes ahead of me

Finally, I've come out of the mountains enough to see the entire Powerline Road and Kelso Dunes ahead of me Some of these rollers are steep drop-offs that are too slippery and steep for me to ride down or upThumbnailsAnother steep dip in the Powerline RoadSome of these rollers are steep drop-offs that are too slippery and steep for me to ride down or upThumbnailsAnother steep dip in the Powerline RoadSome of these rollers are steep drop-offs that are too slippery and steep for me to ride down or upThumbnailsAnother steep dip in the Powerline RoadSome of these rollers are steep drop-offs that are too slippery and steep for me to ride down or upThumbnailsAnother steep dip in the Powerline RoadSome of these rollers are steep drop-offs that are too slippery and steep for me to ride down or upThumbnailsAnother steep dip in the Powerline Road

But I also see that I have more rollers to negotiate on the way down! At least I'm getting that great anticipated view of the Kelso Dunes now.

From this vantage point, it's clear that this road is just cut across the terrain instead of following the natural contours of the land, which would have created an easier road with switchbacks.