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Home / Mojave bicycle-camping trips / 2008: Mojave National Preserve Mountain-Bike Camping and Hike / Day 1: Baker, California to Globe Mine Road, Mojave National Preserve /

A quarter mile or so beyond the freeway crossing, I reach the Mojave National Preserve entrance marker and leave the past behind

A quarter mile or so beyond the freeway crossing, I reach the Mojave National Preserve entrance marker and leave the past behind Leaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsAlmost 13 miles up Kelbaker Road, I stop briefly at the rough dirt road to Indian Springs, Mojave National PreserveLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsAlmost 13 miles up Kelbaker Road, I stop briefly at the rough dirt road to Indian Springs, Mojave National PreserveLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsAlmost 13 miles up Kelbaker Road, I stop briefly at the rough dirt road to Indian Springs, Mojave National PreserveLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsAlmost 13 miles up Kelbaker Road, I stop briefly at the rough dirt road to Indian Springs, Mojave National PreserveLeaving Baker, the 10-ton bike and I cross the I-15 freeway and head toward Mojave National PreserveThumbnailsAlmost 13 miles up Kelbaker Road, I stop briefly at the rough dirt road to Indian Springs, Mojave National Preserve

There's almost no traffic on Kelbaker Road here and it already feels quiet. Most of the traffic coming off the noisy freeway behind me turns in the opposite direction, heading into Baker.