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Death Valley Mine Road winds around the base of the mountains I reach Death Valley Mine Road and turn left here to begin skirting around the west side of the New York MountainsThumbnailsThe first mile or so of Death Valley Mine Road is rideable despite some sand on the road because it's a bit downhillI reach Death Valley Mine Road and turn left here to begin skirting around the west side of the New York MountainsThumbnailsThe first mile or so of Death Valley Mine Road is rideable despite some sand on the road because it's a bit downhillI reach Death Valley Mine Road and turn left here to begin skirting around the west side of the New York MountainsThumbnailsThe first mile or so of Death Valley Mine Road is rideable despite some sand on the road because it's a bit downhillI reach Death Valley Mine Road and turn left here to begin skirting around the west side of the New York MountainsThumbnailsThe first mile or so of Death Valley Mine Road is rideable despite some sand on the road because it's a bit downhillI reach Death Valley Mine Road and turn left here to begin skirting around the west side of the New York MountainsThumbnailsThe first mile or so of Death Valley Mine Road is rideable despite some sand on the road because it's a bit downhill

Despite the name, Death Valley Mine Road is in Mojave National Preserve, not Death Valley National Park. I'm feeling a bit pooped as I begin this phase of today's ride, but I'm inspired enough by the surroundings that I'm ready to ignore poopy feelings.