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The 10-ton bike packed to go, I start the trek back up Jackass Canyon toward Kelbaker Road My race against time is over when I reach the gravel of Kelso Dunes Road and head toward the camping area at the end of the roadThumbnailsI start the 12-mile downhill to Kelso Depot after a short break to eat a Clif bar and put on my sweater and windbreakerMy race against time is over when I reach the gravel of Kelso Dunes Road and head toward the camping area at the end of the roadThumbnailsI start the 12-mile downhill to Kelso Depot after a short break to eat a Clif bar and put on my sweater and windbreakerMy race against time is over when I reach the gravel of Kelso Dunes Road and head toward the camping area at the end of the roadThumbnailsI start the 12-mile downhill to Kelso Depot after a short break to eat a Clif bar and put on my sweater and windbreakerMy race against time is over when I reach the gravel of Kelso Dunes Road and head toward the camping area at the end of the roadThumbnailsI start the 12-mile downhill to Kelso Depot after a short break to eat a Clif bar and put on my sweater and windbreakerMy race against time is over when I reach the gravel of Kelso Dunes Road and head toward the camping area at the end of the roadThumbnailsI start the 12-mile downhill to Kelso Depot after a short break to eat a Clif bar and put on my sweater and windbreaker

I have some ancient pavement here for traction, but within a mile I'll be hike-a-biking up the sandy wash.

The more I look at rocky Old Dad Mountain in front of me, the more I think I'd like to explore it one day. It's in an official Wilderness area, but there is a non-Wilderness road open to vehicles leading into that area not to far from here off Devil's Playground.