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In this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bush

In this Castle Peaks wash, I encounter my first stray balloon of the day, trapped in a desert sage bush Now that I'm in a smooth-bottomed wash in the Castle Peaks area, my hiking speed is picking up a littleThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash is the most lush Desert four o'clock (Mirabilis multiflora) that I've seen so far on this tripNow that I'm in a smooth-bottomed wash in the Castle Peaks area, my hiking speed is picking up a littleThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash is the most lush Desert four o'clock (Mirabilis multiflora) that I've seen so far on this tripNow that I'm in a smooth-bottomed wash in the Castle Peaks area, my hiking speed is picking up a littleThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash is the most lush Desert four o'clock (Mirabilis multiflora) that I've seen so far on this tripNow that I'm in a smooth-bottomed wash in the Castle Peaks area, my hiking speed is picking up a littleThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash is the most lush Desert four o'clock (Mirabilis multiflora) that I've seen so far on this tripNow that I'm in a smooth-bottomed wash in the Castle Peaks area, my hiking speed is picking up a littleThumbnailsIn this Castle Peaks wash is the most lush Desert four o'clock (Mirabilis multiflora) that I've seen so far on this trip

Will I encounter more of these today? I stuff this one in my backpack for later disposal.