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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Spring: Mojave National Preserve / Day 6: Howe Spring and back by bicycle from Mid Hills campground, Mojave National Preserve 59

After visiting Butcher Knife Spring and Cottonwood Spring in the northern Mid Hills last year, I've been wanting to check out other springs in that area. Today I'll ride to Howe Spring, stopping at Rock Springs along the way.

I will bring six litres of water for the day and drink 4.5 of those.

32.8 bicycle miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain (and drop) that feels like less because the average grade is just two percent. I'll drop down from Mid Hills campground at 5600 feet to just under 4800 feet at Rock Springs, then up to 5600 feet again at Howe Spring.