Back at my tent, a lizard pretends to hide from my camera under a nearby pinon pine
Date: May 26, 2009, 10h28
I haven't seen pavement in a few days, so the six miles on asphalt from Pachalka Spring Road to Valley Wells is a smooth change
This stretch of reddish asphalt in Shadow Valley is ever-so-slightly uphill, rising 350 feet over six miles. I'm facing a strong south headwind, typical for the area, but it's still not as slow as walking the 10-ton bike down a rocky road!