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Down at the bottom of the hill live many happy yuccas, some blooming, and spiky cholla cacti It was a good decision to climb to this crest; I can now see part of the road to Tough Nut Mine in the distance on my leftThumbnailsAfter climbing a gap between hills where the old connector road should be, I've ended up above the road to Tough Nut MineIt was a good decision to climb to this crest; I can now see part of the road to Tough Nut Mine in the distance on my leftThumbnailsAfter climbing a gap between hills where the old connector road should be, I've ended up above the road to Tough Nut MineIt was a good decision to climb to this crest; I can now see part of the road to Tough Nut Mine in the distance on my leftThumbnailsAfter climbing a gap between hills where the old connector road should be, I've ended up above the road to Tough Nut MineIt was a good decision to climb to this crest; I can now see part of the road to Tough Nut Mine in the distance on my leftThumbnailsAfter climbing a gap between hills where the old connector road should be, I've ended up above the road to Tough Nut MineIt was a good decision to climb to this crest; I can now see part of the road to Tough Nut Mine in the distance on my leftThumbnailsAfter climbing a gap between hills where the old connector road should be, I've ended up above the road to Tough Nut Mine

Hiking cross-country through this area traces a very curvy line due to the constant need to edge past and between patches of yuccas and chollas. So far, I've managed not to get stabbed.