This segment starts off in bleak fashion following a road for the majority. Nevertheless I'm glad to have had the opportunity to see it all. The final five miles are a tad more decent onto single track through the junipers. Still in my bottom five as the majority is hiking through cow pastures.
Although the area recently received rain it appeared bone dry throughout. A few tiny cactus were in bloom. We did find a nice lunch spot too.
A HUGE thanks to Denny for setting up the car shuttle ahead of time. This saved us all at least three hours on an already long day.