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The Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade is a great mountain-bike ride today, 100 years after the rail line was decommissioned

The Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade is a great mountain-bike ride today, 100 years after the rail line was decommissioned I pass an old road leading toward the Castle Peaks area, now closed by Wilderness markersThumbnailsI take a quick break in the joshua-tree forest to enjoy the silence and try my cell phone; I also remove my sweaterI pass an old road leading toward the Castle Peaks area, now closed by Wilderness markersThumbnailsI take a quick break in the joshua-tree forest to enjoy the silence and try my cell phone; I also remove my sweaterI pass an old road leading toward the Castle Peaks area, now closed by Wilderness markersThumbnailsI take a quick break in the joshua-tree forest to enjoy the silence and try my cell phone; I also remove my sweaterI pass an old road leading toward the Castle Peaks area, now closed by Wilderness markersThumbnailsI take a quick break in the joshua-tree forest to enjoy the silence and try my cell phone; I also remove my sweaterI pass an old road leading toward the Castle Peaks area, now closed by Wilderness markersThumbnailsI take a quick break in the joshua-tree forest to enjoy the silence and try my cell phone; I also remove my sweater

I'm now far enough along that I can see over to the section of the New York Mountains in the heart of Mojave National Preserve.