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I glance at Nipton's little solar-power plant as I begin the ride up the hill toward Crescent Pass, Nevada

I glance at Nipton's little solar-power plant as I begin the ride up the hill toward Crescent Pass, Nevada I take a break at the Nipton general store for chips and iced tea, and I fill my water supply to the maxThumbnailsThe four-mile climb up Nipton Road to Crescent Pass isn't too steep, but it does take some time pedaling in the lower gearsI take a break at the Nipton general store for chips and iced tea, and I fill my water supply to the maxThumbnailsThe four-mile climb up Nipton Road to Crescent Pass isn't too steep, but it does take some time pedaling in the lower gearsI take a break at the Nipton general store for chips and iced tea, and I fill my water supply to the maxThumbnailsThe four-mile climb up Nipton Road to Crescent Pass isn't too steep, but it does take some time pedaling in the lower gearsI take a break at the Nipton general store for chips and iced tea, and I fill my water supply to the maxThumbnailsThe four-mile climb up Nipton Road to Crescent Pass isn't too steep, but it does take some time pedaling in the lower gearsI take a break at the Nipton general store for chips and iced tea, and I fill my water supply to the maxThumbnailsThe four-mile climb up Nipton Road to Crescent Pass isn't too steep, but it does take some time pedaling in the lower gears

It's nice how they've built this solar plant right in town, to reportedly supply 85% of the town's power needs, instead of destroying open desert land further out.