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Now that I'm in a smooth-bottomed wash in the Castle Peaks area, my hiking speed is picking up a little

Now that I'm in a smooth-bottomed wash in the Castle Peaks area, my hiking speed is picking up a little I find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bushI find a few Gooding's verbenas blooming in the washThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bush

I've been hiking randomly up and down hills to explore the area, with no real route other than hiking in the general direction of Indian Spring, where I'll hopefully get some more water.