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Home / Mojave bicycle-camping trips / 2007, Christmas: Mojave National Preserve Mountain-Bike Camping / Day 0: Baker, California, gateway to Mojave National Preserve, Xmas Eve /

The 10-ton bike and I are ready to leave downtown San José and head to Mojave National Preserve again!

The 10-ton bike and I are ready to leave downtown San José and head to Mojave National Preserve again! My pile of supplies and gear dumped in the spare bedroom the night before leaving homeThumbnailsMy Amtrak bus out of San José leaves me at Stockton, where I transfer to an Amtrak train to BakersfieldMy pile of supplies and gear dumped in the spare bedroom the night before leaving homeThumbnailsMy Amtrak bus out of San José leaves me at Stockton, where I transfer to an Amtrak train to BakersfieldMy pile of supplies and gear dumped in the spare bedroom the night before leaving homeThumbnailsMy Amtrak bus out of San José leaves me at Stockton, where I transfer to an Amtrak train to BakersfieldMy pile of supplies and gear dumped in the spare bedroom the night before leaving homeThumbnailsMy Amtrak bus out of San José leaves me at Stockton, where I transfer to an Amtrak train to BakersfieldMy pile of supplies and gear dumped in the spare bedroom the night before leaving homeThumbnailsMy Amtrak bus out of San José leaves me at Stockton, where I transfer to an Amtrak train to Bakersfield

There really are other places in the world to visit besides Mojave National Preserve, but I keep going back anyway.

With each visit, I get to know the area better and notice places that I haven't had a chance to explore.

It's one of the biggest national parks, vast enough that even Park staff often doesn't know all the nooks and crannies, so I'll probably be going back to the area a few more times yet.