Water tank and windmill on Gold Valley Road, Mojave National Preserve
Date: May 25, 2012, 13h28
I exit Mojave National Preserve here, and am now headed over to Nipton, the village over there at the bottom of the mountains
Here in the lower area of the Ivanpah Valley, it's around 100F. I'm gulping down a lot of water on my short break here in preparation for the final 7 miles across the valley floor to Nipton. That 10-mile downhill on Morning Star Mine Road sure was nice!