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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Fall: Mojave National Preserve / Day 5: Hike to Rex Mine and west edge of the Providence Mountains, Mojave National Preserve /

It's 17h and already dark; I'm not an early-riser (I wish I could be), so I really dislike the short days at this time of year!

It's 17h and already dark; I'm not an early-riser (I wish I could be), so I really dislike the short days at this time of year! The very last light of day illuminates a cholla cactus while it dissipates in the distance somewhere west of Kelso DunesThumbnailsHiking by flashlight on the fan east of Kelso amidst small rocks and small cactiThe very last light of day illuminates a cholla cactus while it dissipates in the distance somewhere west of Kelso DunesThumbnailsHiking by flashlight on the fan east of Kelso amidst small rocks and small cactiThe very last light of day illuminates a cholla cactus while it dissipates in the distance somewhere west of Kelso DunesThumbnailsHiking by flashlight on the fan east of Kelso amidst small rocks and small cactiThe very last light of day illuminates a cholla cactus while it dissipates in the distance somewhere west of Kelso DunesThumbnailsHiking by flashlight on the fan east of Kelso amidst small rocks and small cactiThe very last light of day illuminates a cholla cactus while it dissipates in the distance somewhere west of Kelso DunesThumbnailsHiking by flashlight on the fan east of Kelso amidst small rocks and small cacti

I have about 3/4 mile (perhaps 20 minutes) until I reach home for the night at my tent near Cornfield Spring Road. I put on my windbreaker due to the chill in the air.