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My nice firm road surface transforms into shallow "kitty litter" as the road passes through a wash area

My nice firm road surface transforms into shallow "kitty litter" as the road passes through a wash area I pass an old mine site, clearly marked, and am tempted to stop to exploreThumbnailsI'm happy when my gravelly road in the wash leads to the firmer ground of the McCullough Mountains powerline roadI pass an old mine site, clearly marked, and am tempted to stop to exploreThumbnailsI'm happy when my gravelly road in the wash leads to the firmer ground of the McCullough Mountains powerline roadI pass an old mine site, clearly marked, and am tempted to stop to exploreThumbnailsI'm happy when my gravelly road in the wash leads to the firmer ground of the McCullough Mountains powerline roadI pass an old mine site, clearly marked, and am tempted to stop to exploreThumbnailsI'm happy when my gravelly road in the wash leads to the firmer ground of the McCullough Mountains powerline roadI pass an old mine site, clearly marked, and am tempted to stop to exploreThumbnailsI'm happy when my gravelly road in the wash leads to the firmer ground of the McCullough Mountains powerline road

Since the pea gravel here isn't too deep, I can maintain traction on most of this stretch, thanks to my fat 2.3" Serfas "Swoop" tires. Still, I occasionally end up walking the 10-ton bike, hoping for firmer ground ahead.