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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Fall: Mojave National Preserve / Day 2: Old Dad Mountain Canyon and Idora Mine Canyon day hike, Mojave National Preserve /

I decide to follow a U-shaped route from here down the wash and around the hills to get to the road leading up Idora Mine Canyon

I decide to follow a U-shaped route from here down the wash and around the hills to get to the road leading up Idora Mine Canyon Down in the unnamed wash north of Old Dad Canyon, I do a map and GPS checkThumbnailsAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonDown in the unnamed wash north of Old Dad Canyon, I do a map and GPS checkThumbnailsAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonDown in the unnamed wash north of Old Dad Canyon, I do a map and GPS checkThumbnailsAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonDown in the unnamed wash north of Old Dad Canyon, I do a map and GPS checkThumbnailsAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonDown in the unnamed wash north of Old Dad Canyon, I do a map and GPS checkThumbnailsAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine Canyon

If I continue straight down the fan toward Cowhole Mountain, instead of doing a U route, I'd arrive at my campsite. However, with 2.5 hours of daylight left, I'm not ready to return to camp just yet!