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Old 08-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #438
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SaltWash Day 7 (part 2)

Jakbrand emerges with mojo back:



We continued to ride north on a well marked but difficult trail; we agreed a-rider would ride sweep...



Until we hit the end of the cleared trail. In the pic below you can see the last orange tape marking we saw while jakbrand waits for a-rider to come back from scouting. We decided against pressing on because how late in the week it was and knowing that without a chain saw we would have to deal with navigating over and around a ton of downed trees, a consequence of the fire this area evidently endured in the recent past.



Here are a few pictures on our way back to Lava Ridge. jakbrand and a-rider hop over a difficult uphill rocky ledge.





A tricky muddy rocky stream crossing:



Around boulders:



The last switchback before the final climb:



The last push up to the ridge:



a-rider shows off:



Back to the beginning:

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