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At the Ivanpah Road railroad crossing, I make a right turn toward Nipton on the dirt road (Nipton-Moore Rd) that hugs the tracks

At the Ivanpah Road railroad crossing, I make a right turn toward Nipton on the dirt road (Nipton-Moore Rd) that hugs the tracks As I approach the train tracks, I pass the old Ivanpah General StoreThumbnailsLonely Nipton-Moore Road dips down to cross numerous drainage washes as it crosses the desert alongside the train tracksAs I approach the train tracks, I pass the old Ivanpah General StoreThumbnailsLonely Nipton-Moore Road dips down to cross numerous drainage washes as it crosses the desert alongside the train tracksAs I approach the train tracks, I pass the old Ivanpah General StoreThumbnailsLonely Nipton-Moore Road dips down to cross numerous drainage washes as it crosses the desert alongside the train tracksAs I approach the train tracks, I pass the old Ivanpah General StoreThumbnailsLonely Nipton-Moore Road dips down to cross numerous drainage washes as it crosses the desert alongside the train tracksAs I approach the train tracks, I pass the old Ivanpah General StoreThumbnailsLonely Nipton-Moore Road dips down to cross numerous drainage washes as it crosses the desert alongside the train tracks

The paved route to Nipton, straight ahead, is longer, smoother, and perhaps faster, but the slow dirt road along the tracks is more relaxing, and pretty much free of cars.