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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Spring: Mojave National Preserve / Day 12: Cima Dome (Sunrise Rock) to Pachalka Spring by bicycle, Mojave National Preserve 47

I've wanted to visit Pachalka Spring at the base of the Clark Mountain Range during previous Mojave National Preserve trips; today I'm finally doing it.

From my Cima Dome campsite near Sunrise Rock at about 5000 feet, it's downhill to the Valley Wells area near Interstate 15, then up rough roads to 4950 feet near Pachalka Spring.

19.2 bicycle miles with 1370 feet of elevation gain, the last few miles of it walked. Maximum speed for the day is 30.2 miles per hour, but average speed is only 7 miles per hour due to hike-a-biking.