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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Spring: Mojave National Preserve / Day 11: Nipton to Sunrise Rock on Cima Dome, Mojave National Preserve 41

Bike ride to Cima Dome (Sunrise Rock) at 5000 feet from Nipton, back up Morning Star Mine Road, the same way I came down two days ago. 32 bicycle miles with 2630 feet elevation gain, average speed 6.8 miles per hour.

It's a warm morning down at Nipton (low 80s), so I'm looking forward to the cooler air higher up.

I leave Nipton with 12-13 litres of water: my four 1.5-litre water bottles and two-litre camelbak are full, and my 10-litre water bag is about half full.