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I find myself on a open area of the New York Mountains from which my eyes can follow Black Canyon Road across Round Valley

I find myself on a open area of the New York Mountains from which my eyes can follow Black Canyon Road across Round Valley The wash I'm following enters a semi-moist, shady area, so I climb up out onto the hill alongside it; where to go next...ThumbnailsI check the GPS and decide to head for the slot between those two hills, then turn slightly to the leftThe wash I'm following enters a semi-moist, shady area, so I climb up out onto the hill alongside it; where to go next...ThumbnailsI check the GPS and decide to head for the slot between those two hills, then turn slightly to the leftThe wash I'm following enters a semi-moist, shady area, so I climb up out onto the hill alongside it; where to go next...ThumbnailsI check the GPS and decide to head for the slot between those two hills, then turn slightly to the leftThe wash I'm following enters a semi-moist, shady area, so I climb up out onto the hill alongside it; where to go next...ThumbnailsI check the GPS and decide to head for the slot between those two hills, then turn slightly to the leftThe wash I'm following enters a semi-moist, shady area, so I climb up out onto the hill alongside it; where to go next...ThumbnailsI check the GPS and decide to head for the slot between those two hills, then turn slightly to the left

I've ridden that road many times on my bicycle, both in daylight and darkness, but I've never seen it before from this perspective.