After the 1.3 mile straight run downhill, it's finally time to cross the large wash and head for Tecopa.
Just as the roadbed straightens out there is a large washout, probably from a collapsed trestle, marked by a solitary post in the eastern berm.
All of the drainage from the central Wye area funnels through this narrow point.
After completing the long turn to the west, the roadbed runs gently down the slopes for about a mile ..
Through a small cut
before bending northwest to the crossing of the Old Spanish Trail Highway at a point just west of the Tecopa dump.
The grade in this section is 'only' about 2%.
This area is essentially featureless with just a couple of small cuts with the roadbed resting a foot or so above the desert floor. Both the roadbed and the surrounding ground are soft, making walking difficult.