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The route back to my Pinto Valley campsite will be cross-country, with lots of little ups and downs I reach the crest of the New York Mountains; my world suddenly changes with views to the other sideThumbnails I cross over to another small drainage, then follow it uphill a short distanceI reach the crest of the New York Mountains; my world suddenly changes with views to the other sideThumbnails I cross over to another small drainage, then follow it uphill a short distanceI reach the crest of the New York Mountains; my world suddenly changes with views to the other sideThumbnails I cross over to another small drainage, then follow it uphill a short distanceI reach the crest of the New York Mountains; my world suddenly changes with views to the other sideThumbnails I cross over to another small drainage, then follow it uphill a short distanceI reach the crest of the New York Mountains; my world suddenly changes with views to the other sideThumbnails I cross over to another small drainage, then follow it uphill a short distance

I still have about four miles of hiking ahead of me. I start by dipping down into a shady wash, which I follow for a hundred feet or so. It's easy to imagine a vigourous stream of water here in the sand.