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Starting at Primm, Nevada, where the Amtrak bus left me yesterday evening, I ride to the Pine Spring area and set up camp next to the South McCullough Mountains Wilderness, Nevada. 29.3 bicycle miles plus roughly 3500 feet of elevation gain.

Primm is a strange place to start a wilderness-oriented bicycle-camping trip because it's the exact opposite in almost every way. However, the Amtrak bus stop at Baker, California was discontinued last year, and Primm is the next-closest stop to Mojave National Preserve.