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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2000: Mojave National Preserve Bicycle Camping Trip #2 / Day 7: Keystone Canyon area (Trio Mine Road) to Hole-in-the-Wall Campground via Cedar Canyon Road 15

It was pretty cold last night up here near Keystone Canyon at about 5000 feet, with temperatures near or below freezing. I had a hard time sleeping, and I got up at 3h to make something hot to drink.

Toward the end of the day's ride across Cedar Canyon Road, approaching Mid Hills Campground (my original destination for the day), I notice a few light snow patches here and there that apparently didn't melt during the "warmth" of the day.

I decide it's going to be too cold up at Mid Hills, which sits around 5500 feet, so I ride past and drop down to 4500 feet at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground, hoping that it might be a tiny bit less chilly.

40.3 miles, 3:49 hours, 24.4 mph max speed, 10.5 mph average, all maintained dirt roads. From 5000 feet down to 4100 feet at the junction of Ivanpah Road and Cedar Canyon Road, up to 5400 feet near Mid Hills, then down to 4500 feet at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground.