I arrive at a gravelly area on the plateau with an other-worldly purplish colour
Date: May 25, 2010, 16h57
Baker, California to Kelso Peak area, Mojave National Preserve (Day 1)
My goal today is to ride up Kelbaker Road, get out of the valley of heat that is Baker and camp at cooler ground (high 90s forecast today), in preparation for tomorrow's hike to Kelso Peak. 24.7 bicycle miles, 2800 feet elevation gain.