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I climb out of the wash and crawl under the barbed-wire fence again, in order to continue hiking toward Indian Spring

I climb out of the wash and crawl under the barbed-wire fence again, in order to continue hiking toward Indian Spring A few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsNear the barbed-wire fence is the brightest blooming desert sage I've seen yet on this tripA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsNear the barbed-wire fence is the brightest blooming desert sage I've seen yet on this tripA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsNear the barbed-wire fence is the brightest blooming desert sage I've seen yet on this tripA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsNear the barbed-wire fence is the brightest blooming desert sage I've seen yet on this tripA few rather large Chia sages grow in this Castle Peaks washThumbnailsNear the barbed-wire fence is the brightest blooming desert sage I've seen yet on this trip

The wash below is starting to veer away from my desired direction. If I were to continue hiking in it, I'd eventually end up down around Walking Box Ranch Road. It would be an interesting hike, but it's not on today's route.