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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / Fall 2010: Route 66 and Kelso Dunes Wilderness Bicycle Camping / Day 3: Day hike into Kelso Dunes Wilderness to the south end of Broadwell Mesa 81

Perfect hiking weather today: bright sunshine, a bit chilly, but not cold. I don't encounter any other humans today, but I will see a few bobcats, an owl, a jackrabbit, and lots of volcanic rock.

Today's route was prepared just last night, to replace my originally planned hike further south in the Bristol Mountains. However, I didn't make it far enough into the mountains yesterday to do that hike today.

I'll drink about four litres of water, eat three energy bars and some almonds, and collect three stray balloons. 18.6 hiking miles plus approximately 1100 feet of elevation gain.