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I start riding, and sometimes walking, the 10-ton bike up Castle Peaks Road, the final leg of today's trip

I start riding, and sometimes walking, the 10-ton bike up Castle Peaks Road, the final leg of today's trip I pass an old OX Ranch water tank, so I'll be leaving the Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade shortlyThumbnailsAs I rise slowly, the views across Lanfair Valley become increasingly expansiveI pass an old OX Ranch water tank, so I'll be leaving the Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade shortlyThumbnailsAs I rise slowly, the views across Lanfair Valley become increasingly expansiveI pass an old OX Ranch water tank, so I'll be leaving the Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade shortlyThumbnailsAs I rise slowly, the views across Lanfair Valley become increasingly expansiveI pass an old OX Ranch water tank, so I'll be leaving the Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade shortlyThumbnailsAs I rise slowly, the views across Lanfair Valley become increasingly expansiveI pass an old OX Ranch water tank, so I'll be leaving the Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade shortlyThumbnailsAs I rise slowly, the views across Lanfair Valley become increasingly expansive

I've got about 350 feet of elevation gain during these final few miles. It's not steep, but sometimes there's just enough loose sand on the road that it's easier to walk.