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I head up "the shortcut" to check out a better road that I saw on my way here, but which is not on my maps

I head up "the shortcut" to check out a better road that I saw on my way here, but which is not on my maps I carry my bike, and walk my packed saddlebags, out of the Wilderness area over to the old roadThumbnailsThe "good road" that is not on my maps turns out to be very short and dead-ends at a guzzlerI carry my bike, and walk my packed saddlebags, out of the Wilderness area over to the old roadThumbnailsThe "good road" that is not on my maps turns out to be very short and dead-ends at a guzzlerI carry my bike, and walk my packed saddlebags, out of the Wilderness area over to the old roadThumbnailsThe "good road" that is not on my maps turns out to be very short and dead-ends at a guzzlerI carry my bike, and walk my packed saddlebags, out of the Wilderness area over to the old roadThumbnailsThe "good road" that is not on my maps turns out to be very short and dead-ends at a guzzlerI carry my bike, and walk my packed saddlebags, out of the Wilderness area over to the old roadThumbnailsThe "good road" that is not on my maps turns out to be very short and dead-ends at a guzzler

I dismount the bike to walk through the sand at the start of the shortcut road.

I'm a bit confused because Wilderness barriers here block an intersecting wash not indicated on my maps as being within a Wilderness area. However, I will learn later from a ranger at Kelso Depot that the Wilderness boundaries have changed since publication of my maps.