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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2000: Mojave National Preserve Bicycle Camping Trip #2 / Day 8: Hole-in-the-Wall Campground, Mojave National Preserve, to Goffs via Essex Road and historic Route 66 22

Again, the cold prevented me from sleeping well last night, but at least I managed to sleep in after sunrise. My fellow bicyclists from Minnesota were awake early and they deserted Hole-in-the-Wall well before dawn (probably frozen).

Since it's looking like another cold day, today's goal is to reach a lower-elevation location. I'll leave Hole-in-the-Wall here at 4500 and aim for Goffs, California, at 2600 feet, passing a low point at Essex, California at about 1800 feet.

45.8 miles, 3:33 hours, 22.3 mph max speed, 12.8 mph average.