My fifth Mojave National Preserve bicycle-camping trip lasts 14 days in April-May 2008, starting and ending at Baker, California, yet again. I'll camp at Globe Mine Road, Coyote Springs, Butcher Knife Canyon, Nipton, Keystone Canyon and Sunrise Rock near Cima Dome, Mojave National Preserve.
Five days will be used for day hikes using my campsite as home base, instead of packing up camp and moving on. Except at the campground at Nipton, I don't come across any people at my chosen campsites and I won't see another person for a day or two or three at times during the trip.
I will drink bottled water, brandy and beer from stores in Baker and Cima, tap water from Kelso Depot and Nipton, and filtered spring water from Butcher Knife Spring, Cottonwood Spring (New York Mountains, not Granite Mountains) and Keystone Spring.
I'll take a shower, have two restaurant meals, and do laundry at Nipton in the middle of the trip. Other than that, I live off backpacker-style food and am rather sticky and stinky during the trip. Eeuuww!
Day 1: Baker, California to Globe Mine Road, Mojave National Preserve39 photos
Day 2: Eight-mile day hike from campsite on middle fork Globe Mine Road to Tough Nut Mine via Good Hope Mine and back58 photos
Day 3: Six-mile day hike from campsite to Bolder Spring, then over ridges to old mine site off Globe Mine Rd68 photos
Day 4: Globe Mine Road to North Coyote Springs, Mojave National Preserve30 photos
Day 5: Late-morning walk to Coyote Springs, Mojave National Preserve14 photos
Day 5: Afternoon hike to an old mine site in the Bighorn Basin hills, Mojave National Preserve49 photos
Day 6: Coyote Springs to Butcher Knife Canyon via Kelso Depot and Death Valley Mine Road, Mojave National Preserve43 photos
Day 7: Mojave Desert springs: Butcher Knife Spring and Cottonwood Spring day hike, New York Mountains, Mojave National Preserve62 photos
Day 8: Butcher Knife Canyon to Nipton via Death Valley Mine, Cima and Morning Star Mine Road, Mojave National Preserve51 photos
Day 9: Day ride from Nipton to Nevada State line and power-line road, Mojave National Preserve39 photos
Day 10: Nipton to Keystone Canyon, Mojave National Preserve, via Ivanpah Road47 photos
Day 11: Keystone Spring and mine day hike, New York Mountains, Mojave National Preserve49 photos
Day 12: Keystone Canyon to Sunrise Rock near Cima Dome, Mojave National Preserve28 photos
Day 13: Day hike up to Teutonia Peak then looping around the west side of Cima Dome via Deer Spring, Mojave National Preserve15 photos
Day 14: Cima Dome to Baker via Kelso Depot and Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve28 photos