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As I slowly gain altitude in Willow Wash, I turn back for a view across Ivanpah Valley to the blue curvature of Cima Dome

As I slowly gain altitude in Willow Wash, I turn back for a view across Ivanpah Valley to the blue curvature of Cima Dome I'm now in Willow Wash, Mojave National Preserve, at the lowest point of today's hike: 4175 feet elevationThumbnailsA few desert sages (Salvia dorrii) are still flowering here in Willow WashI'm now in Willow Wash, Mojave National Preserve, at the lowest point of today's hike: 4175 feet elevationThumbnailsA few desert sages (Salvia dorrii) are still flowering here in Willow WashI'm now in Willow Wash, Mojave National Preserve, at the lowest point of today's hike: 4175 feet elevationThumbnailsA few desert sages (Salvia dorrii) are still flowering here in Willow WashI'm now in Willow Wash, Mojave National Preserve, at the lowest point of today's hike: 4175 feet elevationThumbnailsA few desert sages (Salvia dorrii) are still flowering here in Willow WashI'm now in Willow Wash, Mojave National Preserve, at the lowest point of today's hike: 4175 feet elevationThumbnailsA few desert sages (Salvia dorrii) are still flowering here in Willow Wash

It's definitely warmer down here in the wash (low 80s F?), but it's nonetheless a rather cool day for this time of year.