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I take a short break over by the Walking Box Ranch entrance; it's not open to the public, but it's nice to look at

I take a short break over by the Walking Box Ranch entrance; it's not open to the public, but it's nice to look at A row of 6 SUVs has stopped by the Walking Box Ranch, apparently preparing for a ride into the rain clouds ahead, like meThumbnailsI pass the stationary 4WD folks and begin my ride up Walking Box Ranch Road; they soon depart too and pass me, one by oneA row of 6 SUVs has stopped by the Walking Box Ranch, apparently preparing for a ride into the rain clouds ahead, like meThumbnailsI pass the stationary 4WD folks and begin my ride up Walking Box Ranch Road; they soon depart too and pass me, one by oneA row of 6 SUVs has stopped by the Walking Box Ranch, apparently preparing for a ride into the rain clouds ahead, like meThumbnailsI pass the stationary 4WD folks and begin my ride up Walking Box Ranch Road; they soon depart too and pass me, one by oneA row of 6 SUVs has stopped by the Walking Box Ranch, apparently preparing for a ride into the rain clouds ahead, like meThumbnailsI pass the stationary 4WD folks and begin my ride up Walking Box Ranch Road; they soon depart too and pass me, one by oneA row of 6 SUVs has stopped by the Walking Box Ranch, apparently preparing for a ride into the rain clouds ahead, like meThumbnailsI pass the stationary 4WD folks and begin my ride up Walking Box Ranch Road; they soon depart too and pass me, one by one

There are still a few rain sprinkles, but not enough to matter. Desert rain always smells great. I eat a Clif bar, change my GPS batteries, and transfer some water to my Camelbak, which is already down to the halfway level.