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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Fall: Mojave National Preserve / Day 4: Hike to Cornfield Spring on the west side of the Providence Mountains, Mojave National Preserve /

About 3 miles up Cornfield Spring Road from my tent, I pass an abandoned corral and the edge of the Providence Mountains block

About 3 miles up Cornfield Spring Road from my tent, I pass an abandoned corral and the edge of the Providence Mountains block Looking back down to Kelso Valley, I watch a train slowly climb the Kelso-Cima gradeThumbnailsAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itLooking back down to Kelso Valley, I watch a train slowly climb the Kelso-Cima gradeThumbnailsAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itLooking back down to Kelso Valley, I watch a train slowly climb the Kelso-Cima gradeThumbnailsAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itLooking back down to Kelso Valley, I watch a train slowly climb the Kelso-Cima gradeThumbnailsAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into itLooking back down to Kelso Valley, I watch a train slowly climb the Kelso-Cima gradeThumbnailsAlong the wash near the old Cornfield Spring Road corral is a rock wall with lots of mini-caves carved into it

Look closely and you'll see the road continuing beyond the corral. I turned back here at 3000 feet elevation on a hot May 2009 morning hike a few months ago because I foolishly wasn't carrying sufficient water.