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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2007: Death Valley National Park bikepacking / Day 12: Bike ride from Tecopa Hot Springs to China Ranch date farm and bakery 23

A pleasant, hot day, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees again. The short descent into the Amargosa River canyon is dramatic. Once at China Ranch, I eat some of their delicious date loaf and explore a couple of their hiking trails on a full tummy.

I go for a short hike down along the Amargosa River, where there's nobody around. The solitude and scenery are beautiful. I turn back earlier than I would like due to the heat of the day.

16-miles round-trip.