I hike up the old road to Tough Nut Mine, which hasn't been used by vehicles in many years and is slowly returning to nature
The road was cut out of the hillside, so it rises quite gently. The old stone support walls that prevent the road from washing out are still in fairly good shape.
I check the area around the pine tree here to see if there is any sign of spring water. Nope. I've brought my water filter and empty bottle on today's hike just in case.