Before I start climb up the adjacent hillside, I notice what I think is a young Palmer's penstemon sprouting in the canyon floor
Date: November 19, 2012, 12h50
Contemplating my route here on The Lost Road...
I decide that following the tire tracks through the creosote-bush scrub might be easier than pushing the 10-ton bike up the hill to my left. This is one of those moments where it's best to just go with the flow.