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Between the rolling hills, Castle Peaks Road rises up a short steep hill onto a man-made berm overlooking a dry reservoir

Between the rolling hills, Castle Peaks Road rises up a short steep hill onto a man-made berm overlooking a dry reservoir 10 minutes later, I'm almost at the next landmark, where Castle Peaks Road arrives at the slot in the rolling hillsThumbnailsThe short, rugged descent down the hill off the dam on Castle Peaks Road would require high clearance10 minutes later, I'm almost at the next landmark, where Castle Peaks Road arrives at the slot in the rolling hillsThumbnailsThe short, rugged descent down the hill off the dam on Castle Peaks Road would require high clearance10 minutes later, I'm almost at the next landmark, where Castle Peaks Road arrives at the slot in the rolling hillsThumbnailsThe short, rugged descent down the hill off the dam on Castle Peaks Road would require high clearance10 minutes later, I'm almost at the next landmark, where Castle Peaks Road arrives at the slot in the rolling hillsThumbnailsThe short, rugged descent down the hill off the dam on Castle Peaks Road would require high clearance10 minutes later, I'm almost at the next landmark, where Castle Peaks Road arrives at the slot in the rolling hillsThumbnailsThe short, rugged descent down the hill off the dam on Castle Peaks Road would require high clearance

The greenery in the dry reservoir suggests that it contained water quite recently. Presumably, this reservoir was built by former ranchers to help water their cattle. The road is looking a bit grown-in here.