As I dropped down a series of switch-backs from the high Mesa, past a rock formation called the Bears Mouth, the trail really got interesting. Near a pyramid shaped mountain named Cerro del Ojo Frio there is a rumor of quicksand. I found a spot in an arroyo where there was a huge bed of silty sand at the bottom of the drainage. I could imagine this would turn to quicksand if it had water.
The end of the day was hot but I was surrounded by sandstone ridges. After a long flat section I began to climb up, over, and around the sandstone. Made camp on the edge of one sandstone ridge with a view of the Mesa below and more sandstone ahead.