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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 /

Kelbaker Road drops down toward Kelso and the sand piles of the Kelso Dunes become visible in the distance down in the valley

Kelbaker Road drops down toward Kelso and the sand piles of the Kelso Dunes become visible in the distance down in the valley Replenished, I begin the slow 12-mile descent to the Mojave National Preserve Kelso Depot visitor centre 1700 feet belowThumbnailsAs I reach the floor of Kelso Valley at 2100 feet, I focus on the small group of buildings ahead that is the town of KelsoReplenished, I begin the slow 12-mile descent to the Mojave National Preserve Kelso Depot visitor centre 1700 feet belowThumbnailsAs I reach the floor of Kelso Valley at 2100 feet, I focus on the small group of buildings ahead that is the town of KelsoReplenished, I begin the slow 12-mile descent to the Mojave National Preserve Kelso Depot visitor centre 1700 feet belowThumbnailsAs I reach the floor of Kelso Valley at 2100 feet, I focus on the small group of buildings ahead that is the town of KelsoReplenished, I begin the slow 12-mile descent to the Mojave National Preserve Kelso Depot visitor centre 1700 feet belowThumbnailsAs I reach the floor of Kelso Valley at 2100 feet, I focus on the small group of buildings ahead that is the town of KelsoReplenished, I begin the slow 12-mile descent to the Mojave National Preserve Kelso Depot visitor centre 1700 feet belowThumbnailsAs I reach the floor of Kelso Valley at 2100 feet, I focus on the small group of buildings ahead that is the town of Kelso

Today's destination, Globe Mine Road, is situated somewhere on the distant left near the base of the Providence Mountains. The hot and hazy weather of the day is obscuring the view somewhat.