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My new road, which I've not been on before, immediately drops into a sand-and-gravel drainage area

My new road, which I've not been on before, immediately drops into a sand-and-gravel drainage area I'm going to leave Walking Box Ranch Road here and follow this smaller road at my left toward Castle PeaksThumbnailsPhew, my road rises out of the gravel onto a smooth surface and passes a "Entering Mojave National Preserve" signI'm going to leave Walking Box Ranch Road here and follow this smaller road at my left toward Castle PeaksThumbnailsPhew, my road rises out of the gravel onto a smooth surface and passes a "Entering Mojave National Preserve" signI'm going to leave Walking Box Ranch Road here and follow this smaller road at my left toward Castle PeaksThumbnailsPhew, my road rises out of the gravel onto a smooth surface and passes a "Entering Mojave National Preserve" signI'm going to leave Walking Box Ranch Road here and follow this smaller road at my left toward Castle PeaksThumbnailsPhew, my road rises out of the gravel onto a smooth surface and passes a "Entering Mojave National Preserve" signI'm going to leave Walking Box Ranch Road here and follow this smaller road at my left toward Castle PeaksThumbnailsPhew, my road rises out of the gravel onto a smooth surface and passes a "Entering Mojave National Preserve" sign

Uh oh, I hope this isn't one of these impossible desert roads. I consider turning around and following the longer, but more predictable route around this area, but decide to continue a bit further first, in case the road improves.