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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 /

Just as the road into Idora Mine Canyon makes its first switchback (to the left), I'm drawn toward a rock outcrop on my right

Just as the road into Idora Mine Canyon makes its first switchback (to the left), I'm drawn toward a rock outcrop on my right After a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsThis turns out to be a tight little slot canyonAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsThis turns out to be a tight little slot canyonAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsThis turns out to be a tight little slot canyonAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsThis turns out to be a tight little slot canyonAfter a bit of walking northwest across the fan, my "U" route is complete and I'm hiking east toward Idora Mine CanyonThumbnailsThis turns out to be a tight little slot canyon

The road has been in the wash up until now. Understandably, there's no way for it to continue through the rocks ahead.