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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2000: Mojave National Preserve Bicycle Camping Trip #2 / Day 4: Mid Hills Campground to Nipton via Death Valley Mine Road 16

I wake up at 7h and decide to get up this time, instead of rolling over to get more sleep as I would usually do. It will be mostly downhill today from 5500 feet at Mid Hills to about 3000 feet at Nipton, woo hoo, I'm excited about that!

The slow, rough and remote Death Valley Mine Road near Cima is quite beautiful as it passes through a Joshua tree forest.

I reach full speed zooming down the paved Morning Star Mine Road.

40.7 miles, 3:25 hours, 38.5 mph max speed, 11.9 mph average.