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One of the final things to do before leaving Nipton is to replenish my water supply to full capacity at the outdoor sink

One of the final things to do before leaving Nipton is to replenish my water supply to full capacity at the outdoor sink A semi-final visit to the Nipton quonset-hut shower building before heading outThumbnailsAway again I go on the open road, leaving Nipton behind meA semi-final visit to the Nipton quonset-hut shower building before heading outThumbnailsAway again I go on the open road, leaving Nipton behind meA semi-final visit to the Nipton quonset-hut shower building before heading outThumbnailsAway again I go on the open road, leaving Nipton behind meA semi-final visit to the Nipton quonset-hut shower building before heading outThumbnailsAway again I go on the open road, leaving Nipton behind meA semi-final visit to the Nipton quonset-hut shower building before heading outThumbnailsAway again I go on the open road, leaving Nipton behind me

There's a good possibility that I will find water at Keystone Spring in the New York Mountains tomorrow, but it's not a sure bet.

So, it's the usual addition of almost 40 pounds of water, overloading my tough Old Man Mountain rear rack yet again: newly filled are my 10-litre water bag, four 1.5-litre water bottles, my two-litre Camelbak and the little water bottle on my bike.