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I take a break at the Nipton general store for chips and iced tea, and I fill my water supply to the max

I take a break at the Nipton general store for chips and iced tea, and I fill my water supply to the max Approaching the tiny town of Nipton, California, population 20, with the Castle Peaks in the backgroundThumbnailsI glance at Nipton's little solar-power plant as I begin the ride up the hill toward Crescent Pass, NevadaApproaching the tiny town of Nipton, California, population 20, with the Castle Peaks in the backgroundThumbnailsI glance at Nipton's little solar-power plant as I begin the ride up the hill toward Crescent Pass, NevadaApproaching the tiny town of Nipton, California, population 20, with the Castle Peaks in the backgroundThumbnailsI glance at Nipton's little solar-power plant as I begin the ride up the hill toward Crescent Pass, NevadaApproaching the tiny town of Nipton, California, population 20, with the Castle Peaks in the backgroundThumbnailsI glance at Nipton's little solar-power plant as I begin the ride up the hill toward Crescent Pass, NevadaApproaching the tiny town of Nipton, California, population 20, with the Castle Peaks in the backgroundThumbnailsI glance at Nipton's little solar-power plant as I begin the ride up the hill toward Crescent Pass, Nevada

One of the women working there remembers me from last year.

I learn that a major plumbing problem under repair has temporarily closed the café and showers, so I unfortunately won't be coming back for a shower later during this trip. I buy a couple of Fat Tire beers for later :)