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I decide that I don't really need to camp right next to that old mine site, so I pull over here and choose a campsite nearby

I decide that I don't really need to camp right next to that old mine site, so I pull over here and choose a campsite nearby I follow tire tracks up a wash that seems to be the middle fork of Globe Mine Road and drag the bike through the deep sandThumbnailsMojave National Preserve map, Day 1: Baker to Globe Mine RoadI follow tire tracks up a wash that seems to be the middle fork of Globe Mine Road and drag the bike through the deep sandThumbnailsMojave National Preserve map, Day 1: Baker to Globe Mine RoadI follow tire tracks up a wash that seems to be the middle fork of Globe Mine Road and drag the bike through the deep sandThumbnailsMojave National Preserve map, Day 1: Baker to Globe Mine RoadI follow tire tracks up a wash that seems to be the middle fork of Globe Mine Road and drag the bike through the deep sandThumbnailsMojave National Preserve map, Day 1: Baker to Globe Mine RoadI follow tire tracks up a wash that seems to be the middle fork of Globe Mine Road and drag the bike through the deep sandThumbnailsMojave National Preserve map, Day 1: Baker to Globe Mine Road

The sun is setting, so I'm happy to call it a day, dismantle my rig and set up camp right here. I look forward to waking up here tomorrow and doing a day hike up to that old mine site and beyond.

It gets dark and I prepare my first just-add-boiling-water backpacking meal of the trip: Mountain House Beef Teriyaki. Excellent.

It's a bit windy tonight, but the wind dies down from time to time to allow silent moments broken only by the rumbling of an occasional train down in Kelso Valley a few miles away.

I stay up until midnight to see the late-night moonrise; until then it's dark, dark, dark out here where there's nobody except me, my bike, my tent, and my flashlight.