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Instead of dropping down into the valley, I decide to skirt along this hill and hike over to the next Castle Peaks saddle

Instead of dropping down into the valley, I decide to skirt along this hill and hike over to the next 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 saddleThumbnailsI get close to the slot in the hills and will hike up to the little pass between them at upper-rightAs I plot the continuation of my hike, I look down into a secluded valley on the other (west) side of the Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsI get close to the slot in the hills and will hike up to the little pass between them at upper-rightAs I plot the continuation of my hike, I look down into a secluded valley on the other (west) side of the Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsI get close to the slot in the hills and will hike up to the little pass between them at upper-rightAs I plot the continuation of my hike, I look down into a secluded valley on the other (west) side of the Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsI get close to the slot in the hills and will hike up to the little pass between them at upper-rightAs I plot the continuation of my hike, I look down into a secluded valley on the other (west) side of the Castle Peaks saddleThumbnailsI get close to the slot in the hills and will hike up to the little pass between them at upper-right

I'll hike carefully along this slope over to the slot between the hills straight ahead. I will need to descend a bit in order to avoid the steepest part of the slope ahead.