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Home / Mojave bicycle-camping trips / Spring 2011: Mojave National Preserve and area bicycle camping / Day 8: Gold Valley bicycle ride and a short hike in Saddle Horse Canyon, Mojave National Preserve /

At the Hole-in-the-Wall visitor centre, I recharge my cell phone and chat with Preserve staff and a couple of visitors

At the Hole-in-the-Wall visitor centre, I recharge my cell phone and chat with Preserve staff and a couple of visitors After crossing the valley, Gold Valley Road comes to an end and I join the larger Black Canyon RoadThumbnailsBefore leaving Hole-in-the-Wall, I refill my water bottlesAfter crossing the valley, Gold Valley Road comes to an end and I join the larger Black Canyon RoadThumbnailsBefore leaving Hole-in-the-Wall, I refill my water bottlesAfter crossing the valley, Gold Valley Road comes to an end and I join the larger Black Canyon RoadThumbnailsBefore leaving Hole-in-the-Wall, I refill my water bottlesAfter crossing the valley, Gold Valley Road comes to an end and I join the larger Black Canyon RoadThumbnailsBefore leaving Hole-in-the-Wall, I refill my water bottlesAfter crossing the valley, Gold Valley Road comes to an end and I join the larger Black Canyon RoadThumbnailsBefore leaving Hole-in-the-Wall, I refill my water bottles

Chats with staff and visitors are enjoyable and insightful. I buy a bag of beef jerky and vegetable chips, and eat it all while waiting for my phone to recharge. By the time I leave, it's almost 15h00, a bit late in the day for starting a hike.