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I pause to stare toward today's destination: the Old Dad Mountain area on the east side of Devil's Playground About a mile into Mojave National Preserve, I pass a sandy unpaved road (Old Kelso Road) that goes where I'm going todayThumbnailsA sign on Kelbaker Road alerts me to watch for tortoisesAbout a mile into Mojave National Preserve, I pass a sandy unpaved road (Old Kelso Road) that goes where I'm going todayThumbnailsA sign on Kelbaker Road alerts me to watch for tortoisesAbout a mile into Mojave National Preserve, I pass a sandy unpaved road (Old Kelso Road) that goes where I'm going todayThumbnailsA sign on Kelbaker Road alerts me to watch for tortoisesAbout a mile into Mojave National Preserve, I pass a sandy unpaved road (Old Kelso Road) that goes where I'm going todayThumbnailsA sign on Kelbaker Road alerts me to watch for tortoisesAbout a mile into Mojave National Preserve, I pass a sandy unpaved road (Old Kelso Road) that goes where I'm going todayThumbnailsA sign on Kelbaker Road alerts me to watch for tortoises

Old Dad Mountain is the tallest hill in the distance. Due to the searing heat in the area in late spring and summer, this is the best time of year to visit there on a bicycle.