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Hart Mine Road is a rough dirt road that rises about 250 feet in 2.5 miles on my detour route via Barnwell After about 100 feet on this old grown-in road, I decide to turn back and take the longer, but easier, Hart Mine Road insteadThumbnailsAs I approach the former settlement of Barnwell, Mojave National Preserve, I pass an old windmill and water tankAfter about 100 feet on this old grown-in road, I decide to turn back and take the longer, but easier, Hart Mine Road insteadThumbnailsAs I approach the former settlement of Barnwell, Mojave National Preserve, I pass an old windmill and water tankAfter about 100 feet on this old grown-in road, I decide to turn back and take the longer, but easier, Hart Mine Road insteadThumbnailsAs I approach the former settlement of Barnwell, Mojave National Preserve, I pass an old windmill and water tankAfter about 100 feet on this old grown-in road, I decide to turn back and take the longer, but easier, Hart Mine Road insteadThumbnailsAs I approach the former settlement of Barnwell, Mojave National Preserve, I pass an old windmill and water tankAfter about 100 feet on this old grown-in road, I decide to turn back and take the longer, but easier, Hart Mine Road insteadThumbnailsAs I approach the former settlement of Barnwell, Mojave National Preserve, I pass an old windmill and water tank

It's not steep, but it's bumpy and slow. The rocks along the road are radiating heat, and I'm sweating a bit. My U-shaped bypass around the non-existent road I was hoping to follow will add about 4.5 miles.