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When I reach the base of the higher hill ahead overlooking Ivanpah Valley, it doesn't look like it will be as steep as expected

When I reach the base of the higher hill ahead overlooking Ivanpah Valley, it doesn't look like it will be as steep as expected From this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThumbnailsClimbing this hill toward the Bathtub Spring Cliffs requires some care to avoid the rocks and ground-hugging cactiFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThumbnailsClimbing this hill toward the Bathtub Spring Cliffs requires some care to avoid the rocks and ground-hugging cactiFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThumbnailsClimbing this hill toward the Bathtub Spring Cliffs requires some care to avoid the rocks and ground-hugging cactiFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThumbnailsClimbing this hill toward the Bathtub Spring Cliffs requires some care to avoid the rocks and ground-hugging cactiFrom this overlook above Ivanpah Valley, I'll hike to my left a bit to avoid the gulley, then to the right up the big hillThumbnailsClimbing this hill toward the Bathtub Spring Cliffs requires some care to avoid the rocks and ground-hugging cacti

Onward and upward I go to the top of that hill ahead. Energy kicks in. Is it the energy bar I just ate?