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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2007: Death Valley National Park bikepacking / Day 4: Furnace Creek to West Side Road, and a hike in Golden Canyon 19

I'm going to spend a second night here at Furnace Creek Campground, so I leave my tent set up and go for a day ride down Badwater Road after a hearty corned-beef-hash-and-eggs breakfast at the café in the village.

Because my camera died yesterday, I'm glad to see disposable cameras for sale at the Furnace Creek store. I buy some, ride away, and make a random stop at popular Golden Canyon.

I lock my bike to a sign post, hike a couple of miles to Golden Cathedral, then return to the bike. This is my first day in 90-degree heat, so I take it slow and practice drinking more water than usual.

I ride out to the salt flats near Devil's Golf Course off West Side Road, then return early to my camp site and relax. It would have been interesting to ride further down West Side Road, but my water was running out.

27.4 mostly level bicycle miles