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As I plot the continuation of my hike, I look down into a secluded valley on the other (west) side of the Castle Peaks saddle

As I plot the continuation of my hike, I look down into a secluded valley on the other (west) side of the Castle Peaks saddle From the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaThumbnailsInstead of dropping down into the valley, I decide to skirt along this hill and hike over to the next Castle Peaks saddleFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaThumbnailsInstead of dropping down into the valley, I decide to skirt along this hill and hike over to the next Castle Peaks saddleFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaThumbnailsInstead of dropping down into the valley, I decide to skirt along this hill and hike over to the next Castle Peaks saddleFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaThumbnailsInstead of dropping down into the valley, I decide to skirt along this hill and hike over to the next Castle Peaks saddleFrom the Castle Peaks saddle, I can zoom in across the valley and just barely make out the Searchlight areaThumbnailsInstead of dropping down into the valley, I decide to skirt along this hill and hike over to the next Castle Peaks saddle

Since I don't have a predetermined route today, I'm checking my GPS for route options. I'm not ready to drop back down into the wash just yet.