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I stop briefly at the old corral on the way down Morning Star Mine Road Wheeeeee, Morning Star Mine Road descends into the Ivanpah Valley and the haze of the dayThumbnailsBack on pavement, the 10-ton bike and I fly gracefully down Morning Star Mine RoadWheeeeee, Morning Star Mine Road descends into the Ivanpah Valley and the haze of the dayThumbnailsBack on pavement, the 10-ton bike and I fly gracefully down Morning Star Mine RoadWheeeeee, Morning Star Mine Road descends into the Ivanpah Valley and the haze of the dayThumbnailsBack on pavement, the 10-ton bike and I fly gracefully down Morning Star Mine RoadWheeeeee, Morning Star Mine Road descends into the Ivanpah Valley and the haze of the dayThumbnailsBack on pavement, the 10-ton bike and I fly gracefully down Morning Star Mine RoadWheeeeee, Morning Star Mine Road descends into the Ivanpah Valley and the haze of the dayThumbnailsBack on pavement, the 10-ton bike and I fly gracefully down Morning Star Mine Road

I hate to break an enjoyable descent, but... On a hot day climbing this hill during my 2006 Mojave Preserve trip, I chatted with a pipe-smoking man and his wife camping here who gave me a Camelbak filled with ice water. Alas, he's not here today.

I wouldn't mind having the opportunity to thank him again.