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 One of the shower stalls at Nipton Inside the Nipton bathrooms: I end up not soaking in the outdoor hot tub after all, but I do take a shower in the quonset hutThumbnailsDay 9: Mojave National Preserve map: Day ride from Nipton to Nevada State line and power-line roadInside the Nipton bathrooms: I end up not soaking in the outdoor hot tub after all, but I do take a shower in the quonset hutThumbnailsDay 9: Mojave National Preserve map: Day ride from Nipton to Nevada State line and power-line roadInside the Nipton bathrooms: I end up not soaking in the outdoor hot tub after all, but I do take a shower in the quonset hutThumbnailsDay 9: Mojave National Preserve map: Day ride from Nipton to Nevada State line and power-line roadInside the Nipton bathrooms: I end up not soaking in the outdoor hot tub after all, but I do take a shower in the quonset hutThumbnailsDay 9: Mojave National Preserve map: Day ride from Nipton to Nevada State line and power-line roadInside the Nipton bathrooms: I end up not soaking in the outdoor hot tub after all, but I do take a shower in the quonset hutThumbnailsDay 9: Mojave National Preserve map: Day ride from Nipton to Nevada State line and power-line road

I've always camped overnight when passing through Nipton, but an even cheaper option is to just stop here and take a shower, which costs about five dollars.

The temperature has really cooled down during the evening, so I don my sweater and long underwear and wear them to bed in my sleeping bag.

The wind has died down, so the land basks in silence tonight. Even the crowd of dirt bikers is quiet and they retreat to their sleeping quarters a bit after 21 h.

However, the couple staying in the tent cabin across from me has a baby that cries from time to time and wakes me during the night. This is why I try not to spend too much time in developed campgrounds during my trips.