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It's 13h and I finally get started on today's hike to Tough Nut Mine Paper-bag bush (aka salazaria mexicana, bladder sage) growing near my tentThumbnailsJust before arriving at the mine sits a concrete platform on the side of the roadPaper-bag bush (aka salazaria mexicana, bladder sage) growing near my tentThumbnailsJust before arriving at the mine sits a concrete platform on the side of the roadPaper-bag bush (aka salazaria mexicana, bladder sage) growing near my tentThumbnailsJust before arriving at the mine sits a concrete platform on the side of the roadPaper-bag bush (aka salazaria mexicana, bladder sage) growing near my tentThumbnailsJust before arriving at the mine sits a concrete platform on the side of the roadPaper-bag bush (aka salazaria mexicana, bladder sage) growing near my tentThumbnailsJust before arriving at the mine sits a concrete platform on the side of the road

My first stop will be the mine remains just ahead at the end of the middle fork of Globe Mine Road (that black box at the bottom of the hill on the right).

I walk cross-country instead of up the wash and stumble upon the old road. Hmmm, I thought the wash I came in on last night was the old road. How did I miss this road yesterday?

My backpack contains an assortment of the usual items that I carry: two epipens (adrenalin syringes in case of yellow jacket sting), three Clif bars, bag of dried apricots, 1.5-litre bottle of water (in addition to my full two-litre Camelbak), spare empty 1.5-litre water bottle, water filter, flashlight, batteries and sweater).

Most of my photos from this mine site are from a second visit here tomorrow. Many of my photos taken today turn out to be overexposed and unusable due to an incorrect camera setting that I haven't noticed yet.