As this is the unofficial traverse record of MSL on the blog, I'll add this early suggestion of a detour path for Curiosity/MSL following a liquid or semi-liquid channel of flow to the East, a path not discussed to my knowledge as yet.
The flow is not easy to visualize, is shaped as a funnel from the north and south of curiosity, narrowing towards the sections of the flow channel still apparent leading to the depression pits almost directly East.
As the materials recorded in the channel may not be water related, and as the amount of water liquid may have eroded the terrain here only slightly at any historical term, the travel may not show a clear record other than the original flow forming chemistry. With the ' r lewis ' topic advancing the cause for liquids on Mars, can we assume the erosion was water related as a probability?
Perhaps a combined history of two causes for deposited channel layers and erosion?
Wind not considered here to clear the air of the routine confusion about features which do not follow the wind.
Can the estimate of some semi-liquid or liquid be seen in the very shallow channel just above the reduced size inset at the bottom center of this ESP_028335_1755_IRB_NOMAP
The image must be downloaded and viewed full size to see the detailed flow features in this altered version. It can just barely be seen in the original.
Should this nearby traverse be skipped in a search for water both recent and ancient?
Is it time face the East and ask the important questions in life?