On the outskirts of Essex, CA, I stop to check out an old abandoned gas station and its empty sign
Date: May 29, 2012, 18h59
Hiking down Woods Wash, I take a look around the historic site and start hiking up an unnamed side canyon
I come across an animal trail, and follow it when possible for the best route up the canyon. Due to obstructions here and there, it's easy to lose it occasionally, only to find it again shortly thereafter. There's Tortoise Shell Mountain in the background.