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Still chasing sunlight, I climb over this one final hill before the short descent to my campsite at the end of Castle Peaks Road

Still chasing sunlight, I climb over this one final hill before the short descent to my campsite at the end of Castle Peaks Road Within 15 minutes, the sun has dipped enough that my upland valley here is largely shadedThumbnailsI can't see my nearby campsite yet while hiking down this hill, but I do get a good glimpse of the Castle Peaks along the wayWithin 15 minutes, the sun has dipped enough that my upland valley here is largely shadedThumbnailsI can't see my nearby campsite yet while hiking down this hill, but I do get a good glimpse of the Castle Peaks along the wayWithin 15 minutes, the sun has dipped enough that my upland valley here is largely shadedThumbnailsI can't see my nearby campsite yet while hiking down this hill, but I do get a good glimpse of the Castle Peaks along the wayWithin 15 minutes, the sun has dipped enough that my upland valley here is largely shadedThumbnailsI can't see my nearby campsite yet while hiking down this hill, but I do get a good glimpse of the Castle Peaks along the wayWithin 15 minutes, the sun has dipped enough that my upland valley here is largely shadedThumbnailsI can't see my nearby campsite yet while hiking down this hill, but I do get a good glimpse of the Castle Peaks along the way

These rounded hills here are predominately grasslands, with occasional spiky yuccas and cacti poking through.