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I take a break at Kelbaker Road's "10-mile bend," entering the hills of Mojave National Preserve, sweating lightly I'm getting close to "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, where the road turns sharply right after the little dip aheadThumbnailsFrom "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, I can see the dust from four-wheel-drive vehicles travelling the old Mojave RoadI'm getting close to "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, where the road turns sharply right after the little dip aheadThumbnailsFrom "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, I can see the dust from four-wheel-drive vehicles travelling the old Mojave RoadI'm getting close to "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, where the road turns sharply right after the little dip aheadThumbnailsFrom "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, I can see the dust from four-wheel-drive vehicles travelling the old Mojave RoadI'm getting close to "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, where the road turns sharply right after the little dip aheadThumbnailsFrom "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, I can see the dust from four-wheel-drive vehicles travelling the old Mojave RoadI'm getting close to "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, where the road turns sharply right after the little dip aheadThumbnailsFrom "10-mile bend" on Kelbaker Road, I can see the dust from four-wheel-drive vehicles travelling the old Mojave Road

I often take a short break here to eat an energy bar. It's an easy 1000-foot "climb" from Baker to here over 10 miles, but on the first day of a trip, loaded down with supplies and extra water, it always feels good to reach this point.