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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / 2009, Fall: Mojave National Preserve / Day 8: Kelso Dunes area to Baker, CA by bicycle /

I pause on the way up Kelbaker Road to eat an energy bar and look across Kelso Valley toward the Mid Hills

I pause on the way up Kelbaker Road to eat an energy bar and look across Kelso Valley toward the Mid Hills For some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadThumbnailsHeading toward the Marl Mountains as I climb Kelbaker Road out of Kelso, Mojave National PreserveFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadThumbnailsHeading toward the Marl Mountains as I climb Kelbaker Road out of Kelso, Mojave National PreserveFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadThumbnailsHeading toward the Marl Mountains as I climb Kelbaker Road out of Kelso, Mojave National PreserveFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadThumbnailsHeading toward the Marl Mountains as I climb Kelbaker Road out of Kelso, Mojave National PreserveFor some reason, I always enjoy the climb out of Kelso toward Baker on Kelbaker RoadThumbnailsHeading toward the Marl Mountains as I climb Kelbaker Road out of Kelso, Mojave National Preserve

From here, I can squint and see numerous locales that I've visited during previous Mojave National Preserve trips. I like the Mid Hills area over there in the distance, but skipped it on this trip due to the cold weather at the higher elevations.