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After crossing the little valley, I take a look back up toward the Cliff Canyon Spring Peaks to look at its banded appearance

After crossing the little valley, I take a look back up toward the Cliff Canyon Spring Peaks to look at its banded appearance A few larger flowers also grow in this valley, which I think are Desert dandelions (Malacothrix californica)ThumbnailsSome yellow Groundsel flowers also decorate the saddle I'm following back down to Pinto ValleyA few larger flowers also grow in this valley, which I think are Desert dandelions (Malacothrix californica)ThumbnailsSome yellow Groundsel flowers also decorate the saddle I'm following back down to Pinto ValleyA few larger flowers also grow in this valley, which I think are Desert dandelions (Malacothrix californica)ThumbnailsSome yellow Groundsel flowers also decorate the saddle I'm following back down to Pinto ValleyA few larger flowers also grow in this valley, which I think are Desert dandelions (Malacothrix californica)ThumbnailsSome yellow Groundsel flowers also decorate the saddle I'm following back down to Pinto ValleyA few larger flowers also grow in this valley, which I think are Desert dandelions (Malacothrix californica)ThumbnailsSome yellow Groundsel flowers also decorate the saddle I'm following back down to Pinto Valley

In the foreground is the band with little yellow flowers, then the grey-green band of bunch grass (which looks almost like sagebrush from here), followed by a band of juniper trees.