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 Street sign in the Mojave Desert at the junction of Ivanpah Road and New York Mountains Road I ride down the almost imperceptible slope of Ivanpah Road toward Cedar Canyon RoadThumbnailsThis very gnarled old tree on Cedar Canyon Road gets my attentionI ride down the almost imperceptible slope of Ivanpah Road toward Cedar Canyon RoadThumbnailsThis very gnarled old tree on Cedar Canyon Road gets my attentionI ride down the almost imperceptible slope of Ivanpah Road toward Cedar Canyon RoadThumbnailsThis very gnarled old tree on Cedar Canyon Road gets my attentionI ride down the almost imperceptible slope of Ivanpah Road toward Cedar Canyon RoadThumbnailsThis very gnarled old tree on Cedar Canyon Road gets my attentionI ride down the almost imperceptible slope of Ivanpah Road toward Cedar Canyon RoadThumbnailsThis very gnarled old tree on Cedar Canyon Road gets my attention

The New York Mountains sit in the background; last night's campsite next to Trio Mine Road is off to the right in this photo.

Further down, near Cedar Canyon Road, I stop at the hard-to-find phone booth to call a friend and a neighbour to let them know that my trip is going well. The neighbour is almost paranoid about me travelling alone (he watches too much TV), while my friend who grew up in dry country doesn't find the idea scary at all.