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Home / Mojave bicycle-camping trips / 2008: Mojave National Preserve Mountain-Bike Camping and Hike / Day 11: Keystone Spring and mine day hike, New York Mountains, Mojave National Preserve /

I climb a bit up the slope around the mine up and consider going all the way up to the New York Mountain ridge

I climb a bit up the slope around the mine up and consider going all the way up to the New York Mountain ridge The old rails from the mine tunnel end at the edge of the tailings pileThumbnailsThe views from up here are great, and I hate to turn back, but I'm turning back anywayThe old rails from the mine tunnel end at the edge of the tailings pileThumbnailsThe views from up here are great, and I hate to turn back, but I'm turning back anywayThe old rails from the mine tunnel end at the edge of the tailings pileThumbnailsThe views from up here are great, and I hate to turn back, but I'm turning back anywayThe old rails from the mine tunnel end at the edge of the tailings pileThumbnailsThe views from up here are great, and I hate to turn back, but I'm turning back anywayThe old rails from the mine tunnel end at the edge of the tailings pileThumbnailsThe views from up here are great, and I hate to turn back, but I'm turning back anyway

The slope is quite slippery, but is probably not very risky for a more-experienced hill climber. Since I'm hiking solo and there's nobody around (and my cell phone has no reception up here), I decide not to continue any further.