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This old juniper tree was mostly burned, like everything surrounding it, during the 2005 brush fires, but its crown lives on!

This old juniper tree was mostly burned, like everything surrounding it, during the 2005 brush fires, but its crown lives on! I stop on a low bluff to try my cell phone and it works, so I take a short break and send a few text messagesThumbnailsGold Valley Road rises up a gentle hill and arrives at a higher area with nice views of the surroundingsI stop on a low bluff to try my cell phone and it works, so I take a short break and send a few text messagesThumbnailsGold Valley Road rises up a gentle hill and arrives at a higher area with nice views of the surroundingsI stop on a low bluff to try my cell phone and it works, so I take a short break and send a few text messagesThumbnailsGold Valley Road rises up a gentle hill and arrives at a higher area with nice views of the surroundingsI stop on a low bluff to try my cell phone and it works, so I take a short break and send a few text messagesThumbnailsGold Valley Road rises up a gentle hill and arrives at a higher area with nice views of the surroundingsI stop on a low bluff to try my cell phone and it works, so I take a short break and send a few text messagesThumbnailsGold Valley Road rises up a gentle hill and arrives at a higher area with nice views of the surroundings

Orange desert-mallow flowers are everywhere in the Gold Valley hills right now. Twin Buttes sit in the background on the far side of Gold valley.