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I climb over the next hill (a 75-foot rise), upon which I find a boulder with a tuft of cactus on its head

I climb over the next hill (a 75-foot rise), upon which I find a boulder with a tuft of cactus on its head On the other side of this Castle Peaks arch is a rock formation that looks like a tortoise, with its head extendedThumbnailsI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washOn the other side of this Castle Peaks arch is a rock formation that looks like a tortoise, with its head extendedThumbnailsI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washOn the other side of this Castle Peaks arch is a rock formation that looks like a tortoise, with its head extendedThumbnailsI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washOn the other side of this Castle Peaks arch is a rock formation that looks like a tortoise, with its head extendedThumbnailsI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washOn the other side of this Castle Peaks arch is a rock formation that looks like a tortoise, with its head extendedThumbnailsI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the wash

Now I'll drop down into a wash below where those joshua trees ahead look so distant.