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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Fall: Mojave National Preserve / Day 1: Baker to east side of Devil's Playground, northwest of Old Dad Mountain, by bicycle, Mojave National Preserve 34

I was hoping to visit the Old Dad Mountain area while visiting Mojave National Preserve a few months ago, but hot weather was already setting in at the lower elevations.

20.8 bicycle miles with an average speed of just 6.1 miles per hour and elevation gain of 1560 feet. I left Baker with a full load of water to last two days (about 16 litres) and drank three of those while en route today, but probably could have drank more.

Temperatures recorded in nearby Baker, CA today were a high of 67F and a low of 38F.