I reach Nipton around 17h15 and check in at the general store for a tent-camping site
The last three miles to Nipton are always a bit of a tease because pedalling gets slower due to the slight slope rising out of the Ivanpah Valley.
Nipton is as charming and semi-crusty today as on my previous trips here. The tent sites are overpriced, but the facilities compensate under the circumstances. I can't wait to have a shower, my first in seven days. A late-night soak in the outdoor hot tub should be nice later.