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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Fall: Mojave National Preserve / Day 1: Baker to east side of Devil's Playground, northwest of Old Dad Mountain, by bicycle, Mojave National Preserve /

All packed up, I finally leave Baker and ride over the I-15 freeway and enter Mojave National Preserve in the brilliant sunshine

All packed up, I finally leave Baker and ride over the I-15 freeway and enter Mojave National Preserve in the brilliant sunshine Across the road from the Big Boy restaurant sits the sprawling Mad Greek, where I had supper last nightThumbnailsThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopAcross the road from the Big Boy restaurant sits the sprawling Mad Greek, where I had supper last nightThumbnailsThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopAcross the road from the Big Boy restaurant sits the sprawling Mad Greek, where I had supper last nightThumbnailsThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopAcross the road from the Big Boy restaurant sits the sprawling Mad Greek, where I had supper last nightThumbnailsThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopAcross the road from the Big Boy restaurant sits the sprawling Mad Greek, where I had supper last nightThumbnailsThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stop

Mojave National Preserve is one of the largest parks in the USA, but isn't all that popular or well-known. Most of the traffic on the busy freeway here speeds by oblivious to the Preserve en route to the Los Angeles or Las Vegas areas.