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On the way down to the wash, a patch of ankle-high cacti requires careful avoidance hiking A few mariposa lilies are blooming on this hill above Pine SpringThumbnailsI arrive in the sandy wash and prepare to climb the hill on my left, on my way toward one of the McCullough Mountains peaksA few mariposa lilies are blooming on this hill above Pine SpringThumbnailsI arrive in the sandy wash and prepare to climb the hill on my left, on my way toward one of the McCullough Mountains peaksA few mariposa lilies are blooming on this hill above Pine SpringThumbnailsI arrive in the sandy wash and prepare to climb the hill on my left, on my way toward one of the McCullough Mountains peaksA few mariposa lilies are blooming on this hill above Pine SpringThumbnailsI arrive in the sandy wash and prepare to climb the hill on my left, on my way toward one of the McCullough Mountains peaksA few mariposa lilies are blooming on this hill above Pine SpringThumbnailsI arrive in the sandy wash and prepare to climb the hill on my left, on my way toward one of the McCullough Mountains peaks

This is my first desert hike of the year, so I'm still getting reacquainted with the zigzagging hiking style often required in order to avoid the prickly stuff.