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Phew, my road rises out of the gravel onto a smooth surface and passes a "Entering Mojave National Preserve" sign

Phew, my road rises out of the gravel onto a smooth surface and passes a "Entering Mojave National Preserve" sign My new road, which I've not been on before, immediately drops into a sand-and-gravel drainage areaThumbnailsI reach a brief detour down and around a washed-out section of this road and it occurs to me that this is an old railway gradeMy new road, which I've not been on before, immediately drops into a sand-and-gravel drainage areaThumbnailsI reach a brief detour down and around a washed-out section of this road and it occurs to me that this is an old railway gradeMy new road, which I've not been on before, immediately drops into a sand-and-gravel drainage areaThumbnailsI reach a brief detour down and around a washed-out section of this road and it occurs to me that this is an old railway gradeMy new road, which I've not been on before, immediately drops into a sand-and-gravel drainage areaThumbnailsI reach a brief detour down and around a washed-out section of this road and it occurs to me that this is an old railway gradeMy new road, which I've not been on before, immediately drops into a sand-and-gravel drainage areaThumbnailsI reach a brief detour down and around a washed-out section of this road and it occurs to me that this is an old railway grade

I'm glad to be back! Now that I'm out of the wash, I notice that this road is abnormally straight and level.