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View north at the foot of the low hills629 viewsThe road now runs for a half mile north at the foot of these low hills.
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Fill over lake sediment641 viewsHere the hillside gravels are spread out over lake sediment to make a good roadbase.
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This hillside was graded down618 viewsThe hillside here has been contoured.
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Much hillside grading is ongoing here635 viewsThe hillside gravels are being used as road fill.
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View from hairpin curve667 viewsFrom the north side of the curve, this is the view to the south west.
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Hairpin curve looking southeast.655 viewsFrom the north side of the curve, this is the view to the south east.
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Hillside used as fill705 viewsHere, the hillsaide gravels are used as roadbase out over lake sediment.
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The road skirting steep hillside663 viewsThe road, after going around the hairpin turn, heads south east.
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The road turns back to the east.634 viewsAfter skirting this steep hillside going south east, the road turns back to the east.
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Turning east to cross a small wash749 viewsThis is one of a few spots the NPS identified as potential for wash outs during a possible heavy rainstorm.
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Turning to the north again689 viewsThe road turns north now for the final run to the river.
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Looking back south701 viewsThis view is looking back south the way we have come.
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