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Climbing this hill toward the Bathtub Spring Cliffs requires some care to avoid the rocks and ground-hugging cacti

Climbing this hill toward the Bathtub Spring Cliffs requires some care to avoid the rocks and ground-hugging cacti When I reach the base of the higher hill ahead overlooking Ivanpah Valley, it doesn't look like it will be as steep as expectedThumbnailsI'm high enough now that I can see behind me to the Castle Peaks (center-left) and the Castle Mountains (center-right)When I reach the base of the higher hill ahead overlooking Ivanpah Valley, it doesn't look like it will be as steep as expectedThumbnailsI'm high enough now that I can see behind me to the Castle Peaks (center-left) and the Castle Mountains (center-right)When I reach the base of the higher hill ahead overlooking Ivanpah Valley, it doesn't look like it will be as steep as expectedThumbnailsI'm high enough now that I can see behind me to the Castle Peaks (center-left) and the Castle Mountains (center-right)When I reach the base of the higher hill ahead overlooking Ivanpah Valley, it doesn't look like it will be as steep as expectedThumbnailsI'm high enough now that I can see behind me to the Castle Peaks (center-left) and the Castle Mountains (center-right)When I reach the base of the higher hill ahead overlooking Ivanpah Valley, it doesn't look like it will be as steep as expectedThumbnailsI'm high enough now that I can see behind me to the Castle Peaks (center-left) and the Castle Mountains (center-right)

I'm glad to be wearing long pants so as not to collect burrs and such on my socks and legs. I'll be up on top of this hill shortly!