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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2008: Mojave National Preserve Mountain-Bike Camping and Hike / Day 1: Baker, California to Globe Mine Road, Mojave National Preserve 39

Today I ride from Baker to a campsite near the end of the middle fork of Globe Mine Road, with a stop at the Mojave National Preserve visitor centre at Kelso Depot to fill up on water. 43.7 bicycle miles with elevation changes from 925 feet to 3800 feet to 2100 feet to 3000 feet.

Except for the unpaved Globe Mine Road, today's route is all paved, and I've ridden the paved part of today's route several times during previous trips here.

The temperature is in the 80s in the valley outside of Baker and around Kelso, but it's a pleasantly breezy and cool evening up on Globe Mine Road at 3000 feet.