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I take a quick break in the joshua-tree forest to enjoy the silence and try my cell phone; I also remove my sweater

I take a quick break in the joshua-tree forest to enjoy the silence and try my cell phone; I also remove my sweater The Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade is a great mountain-bike ride today, 100 years after the rail line was decommissionedThumbnailsI zoom in behind me for a closer look at the old Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade that I've been riding for a whileThe Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade is a great mountain-bike ride today, 100 years after the rail line was decommissionedThumbnailsI zoom in behind me for a closer look at the old Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade that I've been riding for a whileThe Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade is a great mountain-bike ride today, 100 years after the rail line was decommissionedThumbnailsI zoom in behind me for a closer look at the old Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade that I've been riding for a whileThe Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade is a great mountain-bike ride today, 100 years after the rail line was decommissionedThumbnailsI zoom in behind me for a closer look at the old Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade that I've been riding for a whileThe Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade is a great mountain-bike ride today, 100 years after the rail line was decommissionedThumbnailsI zoom in behind me for a closer look at the old Barnwell and Searchlight Railway grade that I've been riding for a while

I wasn't expecting my cell phone to work here, and it doesn't. I'm enjoying a degree of silence here because the heavy winds from earlier in the day have slowed down, which has also caused the temperature to warm up a bit.