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In this little valley below Castle Peaks, I reach an old closed road, a perfect trail after a bit of cross-country hiking

In this little valley below Castle Peaks, I reach an old closed road, a perfect trail after a bit of cross-country hiking I encounter a nice patch of Mojave asters on the way down into the valley below Castle PeaksThumbnailsThe cool rocks formations in the Castle Peaks area are endless; this one harbors a small natural archI encounter a nice patch of Mojave asters on the way down into the valley below Castle PeaksThumbnailsThe cool rocks formations in the Castle Peaks area are endless; this one harbors a small natural archI encounter a nice patch of Mojave asters on the way down into the valley below Castle PeaksThumbnailsThe cool rocks formations in the Castle Peaks area are endless; this one harbors a small natural archI encounter a nice patch of Mojave asters on the way down into the valley below Castle PeaksThumbnailsThe cool rocks formations in the Castle Peaks area are endless; this one harbors a small natural archI encounter a nice patch of Mojave asters on the way down into the valley below Castle PeaksThumbnailsThe cool rocks formations in the Castle Peaks area are endless; this one harbors a small natural arch

I check my maps and, yes, this is the same closed road that I saw while riding the Barnwell-Searchlight railway grade yesterday. It's the only one in this area.