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Home / Mojave bicycle-camping trips / 2007: Death Valley National Park bikepacking / Day 5: Furnace Creek Campground to Monarch Canyon, Funeral Mountains 30

After the slow, scenic ride up to about 3700 feet near Daylight Pass, I descend a few hundred feet into Monarch Canyon on dirt roads.

Today I'm experiencing intermittent pain in my right knee that I've never had before. Perhaps it's caused by yesterday's hike (I don't usually do much walking).

I'm carrying two gallons of extra water in case the spring in Monarch Canyon turns out to be dry, which is making the uphill ride more demanding.

31.7 mostly uphill paved miles