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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2007: Henry Coe State Park Mountain-Bike Camping / Day 6: Jackrabbit Lake to Pacheco Camp 23

Another day of solitude. A very enjoyable 11-mile ride from Jackrabbit Lake (1300 feet) down Orestimba Creek Road (1080 feet), up over Mississippi Ridge (1950 feet), down into Mississipi Creek canyon (1600 feet), Pacheco Ridge (1950 feet), then Pacheco Creek canyon (Pacheco Camp) at 1689 feet.

I am expecting significant uphill segments to be unridable, but they turn out to be few and far between, so the trip doesn't take nearly as long as expected.

These trips are always much better after the first few days. One becomes much stronger and comfortable after several days of living outdoors.

However, I do get a bit of a scare when I have a crash on Orestimba Creek Road.