no waypoint, but...September 28 2005 at 12:40 PM
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We started our hike walking up through the creek drainage instead of staying high on the banks amid the sagebrush. At the time it seemed like a good choice- we had mostly open walking up the creek bed, and were able to avoid the water and mud by stepping on rocks and tufty grass. But at some point we needed to exit the creek due to excessive brush. This is where I stepped into the quicksand. I couldn't tell you exactly where that was. It was along the edge of the creek. If you see a small clearing amid the usual brush, it could be quicksand; step carefully. It was probably no more than a half-mile from the trailhead. I recall the ground was almost black with leaves and crud on top, but no rooted vegetation.