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Leaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National Preserve

Leaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National Preserve The 10-ton bike is now packed and assembled, ready to leave the Royal Hawaiian and spend two weeks in Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsA quarter mile or so beyond the freeway crossing, I reach the Mojave National Preserve entrance marker and leave the past behindThe 10-ton bike is now packed and assembled, ready to leave the Royal Hawaiian and spend two weeks in Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsA quarter mile or so beyond the freeway crossing, I reach the Mojave National Preserve entrance marker and leave the past behindThe 10-ton bike is now packed and assembled, ready to leave the Royal Hawaiian and spend two weeks in Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsA quarter mile or so beyond the freeway crossing, I reach the Mojave National Preserve entrance marker and leave the past behindThe 10-ton bike is now packed and assembled, ready to leave the Royal Hawaiian and spend two weeks in Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsA quarter mile or so beyond the freeway crossing, I reach the Mojave National Preserve entrance marker and leave the past behindThe 10-ton bike is now packed and assembled, ready to leave the Royal Hawaiian and spend two weeks in Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsA quarter mile or so beyond the freeway crossing, I reach the Mojave National Preserve entrance marker and leave the past behind

This is my fifth bikepacking trip in Mojave National Preserve starting in Baker. Crossing over the freeway to leave town is always a milestone of sorts.