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To my surprise, the crest of this anonymous wash in the New York Mountains foothills overlooks some of the Ivanpah Valley; wow

To my surprise, the crest of this anonymous wash in the New York Mountains foothills overlooks some of the Ivanpah Valley; wow The drainage wash has fizzled out and I find my self hiking uphill and cross-country amidst some gangly joshua treesThumbnailsFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThe drainage wash has fizzled out and I find my self hiking uphill and cross-country amidst some gangly joshua treesThumbnailsFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThe drainage wash has fizzled out and I find my self hiking uphill and cross-country amidst some gangly joshua treesThumbnailsFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThe drainage wash has fizzled out and I find my self hiking uphill and cross-country amidst some gangly joshua treesThumbnailsFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThe drainage wash has fizzled out and I find my self hiking uphill and cross-country amidst some gangly joshua treesThumbnailsFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hill

Time for a short break and an energy bar. It's not just the energy bar that helps, but the views invigorate me too. Sometimes, the psychological is as important as the physical.