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The bumpy Nipton-Desert Road is starting to give me a headache, so I'm happy to take a break by this prickly poppy

The bumpy Nipton-Desert Road is starting to give me a headache, so I'm happy to take a break by this prickly poppy From Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionThumbnailsThis railway undercrossing along Nipton-Desert Road also serves as a road to the Lucy Gray MineFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionThumbnailsThis railway undercrossing along Nipton-Desert Road also serves as a road to the Lucy Gray MineFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionThumbnailsThis railway undercrossing along Nipton-Desert Road also serves as a road to the Lucy Gray MineFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionThumbnailsThis railway undercrossing along Nipton-Desert Road also serves as a road to the Lucy Gray MineFrom Nipton-Desert Rd, I can see across Ivanpah Dry Lake to the huge BrightSource solar plant under constructionThumbnailsThis railway undercrossing along Nipton-Desert Road also serves as a road to the Lucy Gray Mine

I eat an energy bar and enjoy the quiet out here and the views of Castle Peaks in the distance. I'll visit there in a few days. I haven't seen a car or a person since leaving pavement back at Primm.