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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 /

I spend 4.5 hours on the Amtrak San Joaquin train, occasionally staring at the tray-table instructions in front of me

I spend 4.5 hours on the Amtrak San Joaquin train, occasionally staring at the tray-table instructions in front of me Across the tracks from the Stockton Amtrak station is an old house that looks abandoned, but isn'tThumbnailsThe Amtrak bus leaves me at Baker, California at around 20h30, gateway to Mojave National PreserveAcross the tracks from the Stockton Amtrak station is an old house that looks abandoned, but isn'tThumbnailsThe Amtrak bus leaves me at Baker, California at around 20h30, gateway to Mojave National PreserveAcross the tracks from the Stockton Amtrak station is an old house that looks abandoned, but isn'tThumbnailsThe Amtrak bus leaves me at Baker, California at around 20h30, gateway to Mojave National PreserveAcross the tracks from the Stockton Amtrak station is an old house that looks abandoned, but isn'tThumbnailsThe Amtrak bus leaves me at Baker, California at around 20h30, gateway to Mojave National PreserveAcross the tracks from the Stockton Amtrak station is an old house that looks abandoned, but isn'tThumbnailsThe Amtrak bus leaves me at Baker, California at around 20h30, gateway to Mojave National Preserve

Fortunately, the train serves food, and the chicken burrito is pretty good.

Beer is also available, but it's a bit early in the day for beer (for me at least).