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I follow tire tracks up a wash that seems to be the middle fork of Globe Mine Road and drag the bike through the deep sand

I follow tire tracks up a wash that seems to be the middle fork of Globe Mine Road and drag the bike through the deep sand The "shortcut" ends at a junction with the middle fork of Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI decide that I don't really need to camp right next to that old mine site, so I pull over here and choose a campsite nearbyThe "shortcut" ends at a junction with the middle fork of Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI decide that I don't really need to camp right next to that old mine site, so I pull over here and choose a campsite nearbyThe "shortcut" ends at a junction with the middle fork of Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI decide that I don't really need to camp right next to that old mine site, so I pull over here and choose a campsite nearbyThe "shortcut" ends at a junction with the middle fork of Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI decide that I don't really need to camp right next to that old mine site, so I pull over here and choose a campsite nearbyThe "shortcut" ends at a junction with the middle fork of Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI decide that I don't really need to camp right next to that old mine site, so I pull over here and choose a campsite nearby

I can see a dark, boxy mine structure on the hillside a mile or so ahead, which is where I was hoping to camp tonight, but I'm not making much progress dragging the 10-ton bike through all this sand.