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The road rises steeply up from the North Coyote Springs creek; I look behind me to see how much I've risen in such a short time

The road rises steeply up from the North Coyote Springs creek; I look behind me to see how much I've risen in such a short time Today, some moisture, mud and algae remain in the otherwise-dry creek at North Coyote SpringsThumbnailsAfter another steep switchback and a bit more climbing, the views get even betterToday, some moisture, mud and algae remain in the otherwise-dry creek at North Coyote SpringsThumbnailsAfter another steep switchback and a bit more climbing, the views get even betterToday, some moisture, mud and algae remain in the otherwise-dry creek at North Coyote SpringsThumbnailsAfter another steep switchback and a bit more climbing, the views get even betterToday, some moisture, mud and algae remain in the otherwise-dry creek at North Coyote SpringsThumbnailsAfter another steep switchback and a bit more climbing, the views get even betterToday, some moisture, mud and algae remain in the otherwise-dry creek at North Coyote SpringsThumbnailsAfter another steep switchback and a bit more climbing, the views get even better

A little bit of heart-pounding after hiking up this steep incline... The lower part of the road on the other side of the creek that leads back to my campsite is visible down at the centre-left in the photo.

Today's destination is somewhere to the right of the front of the mountains in the background.