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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 /

About a mile into Mojave National Preserve, I pass a sandy unpaved road (Old Kelso Road) that goes where I'm going today

About a mile into Mojave National Preserve, I pass a sandy unpaved road (Old Kelso Road) that goes where I'm going today The Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopThumbnailsI pause to stare toward today's destination: the Old Dad Mountain area on the east side of Devil's PlaygroundThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopThumbnailsI pause to stare toward today's destination: the Old Dad Mountain area on the east side of Devil's PlaygroundThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopThumbnailsI pause to stare toward today's destination: the Old Dad Mountain area on the east side of Devil's PlaygroundThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopThumbnailsI pause to stare toward today's destination: the Old Dad Mountain area on the east side of Devil's PlaygroundThe Mojave National Preserve entrance sign just outside Baker is my first stopThumbnailsI pause to stare toward today's destination: the Old Dad Mountain area on the east side of Devil's Playground

I'll be riding part of that sandy road later today, but I'm staying on the longer paved route (Kelbaker Road) as far as possible to avoid walking the bike through more sand than necessary.