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Soonafter, the first train of this trip passes me on bumpy Nipton-Desert Road After 1.5 miles, my road ends at the train tracks; I make a right turn for the 10.5 mile ride to Nipton on Nipton-Desert RdThumbnailsFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionAfter 1.5 miles, my road ends at the train tracks; I make a right turn for the 10.5 mile ride to Nipton on Nipton-Desert RdThumbnailsFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionAfter 1.5 miles, my road ends at the train tracks; I make a right turn for the 10.5 mile ride to Nipton on Nipton-Desert RdThumbnailsFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionAfter 1.5 miles, my road ends at the train tracks; I make a right turn for the 10.5 mile ride to Nipton on Nipton-Desert RdThumbnailsFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionAfter 1.5 miles, my road ends at the train tracks; I make a right turn for the 10.5 mile ride to Nipton on Nipton-Desert RdThumbnailsFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under construction

Nipton-Desert Road hugs the train tracks all the way to Nipton, and into Mojave National Preserve. The road is rough, but not as sandy as it was during an earlier ride here on Nipton-Desert Road back in 1999. I think I lucked out on this one.