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The two-mile trail to Teutonia Peak is one of just two official, maintained trails in the expansive Mojave National Preserve The dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThumbnailsInterpretive panel ("Desert Woodland") at the start of the Teutonia Peak TrailThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThumbnailsInterpretive panel ("Desert Woodland") at the start of the Teutonia Peak TrailThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThumbnailsInterpretive panel ("Desert Woodland") at the start of the Teutonia Peak TrailThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThumbnailsInterpretive panel ("Desert Woodland") at the start of the Teutonia Peak TrailThe dirt road ends and I walk across Cima Road to reach the Teutonia Peak Trail, looking back to Kessler PeakThumbnailsInterpretive panel ("Desert Woodland") at the start of the Teutonia Peak Trail

Of course, hundreds of miles of old roads, some of which are no longer open to motor vehicles, serve quite nicely as Mojave National Preserve's de facto trail system.

Despite what you see in this photo, I do not have my bicycle with me right now (I left it at my campsite). This photo was taken two years ago (2006), when I stopped briefly here at the trailhead with my bicycle.