I leave Nipton and start the 12-mile crawl Nipton Road hill toward the Nevada border and Crescent Peak beyond
It's still a bit cold this morning, but the sunshine feels good and the wind has died down. Fortunately, it appears to have cleared up a bit in the mountains too, where I'm going today. Looks like great bicycling weather, at least during the daylight hours!
I have coffee at the Nipton store and end up chatting with the owner there. I take him up on his suggestion that I head to the New York Mountains via Nevada Highway 164 and Walking Box Ranch Road, instead of via Ivanpah Road as I had first planned.
After a nice hot "outdoor" shower at Nipton and some breakfast, I'm on my way up the hill.