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Here I am at the top of the gravelly power-line road, and I'll descend this road about four miles to the train tracks

Here I am at the top of the gravelly power-line road, and I'll descend this road about four miles to the train tracks I see that I'm approaching a mining area with red soil that is not on my map and may still be activeThumbnailsNipton is still visible a few miles away down belowI see that I'm approaching a mining area with red soil that is not on my map and may still be activeThumbnailsNipton is still visible a few miles away down belowI see that I'm approaching a mining area with red soil that is not on my map and may still be activeThumbnailsNipton is still visible a few miles away down belowI see that I'm approaching a mining area with red soil that is not on my map and may still be activeThumbnailsNipton is still visible a few miles away down belowI see that I'm approaching a mining area with red soil that is not on my map and may still be activeThumbnailsNipton is still visible a few miles away down below

If you strain your eyes, you might be able to see that this road continues straight ahead for dozens of miles and over the next hill (which is actually part of Cima Dome).