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I arrive in the sandy wash and prepare to climb the hill on my left, on my way toward one of the McCullough Mountains peaks

I arrive in the sandy wash and prepare to climb the hill on my left, on my way toward one of the McCullough Mountains peaks On the way down to the wash, a patch of ankle-high cacti requires careful avoidance hikingThumbnailsDiminutive chia sages grow in the wash hereOn the way down to the wash, a patch of ankle-high cacti requires careful avoidance hikingThumbnailsDiminutive chia sages grow in the wash hereOn the way down to the wash, a patch of ankle-high cacti requires careful avoidance hikingThumbnailsDiminutive chia sages grow in the wash hereOn the way down to the wash, a patch of ankle-high cacti requires careful avoidance hikingThumbnailsDiminutive chia sages grow in the wash hereOn the way down to the wash, a patch of ankle-high cacti requires careful avoidance hikingThumbnailsDiminutive chia sages grow in the wash here

I've just lost 275 feet elevation in the half-mile downhill walk to here from that hill above Pine Spring behind me.