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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / Fall 2010: Route 66 and Kelso Dunes Wilderness Bicycle Camping

After an Amtrak train-and-bus trip from San José to Barstow, I bicycle the stretch of historic Route 66 from Barstow to Ludlow in California's Mojave Desert, then camp and hike around Broadwell Dry Lake and the Kelso Dunes Wilderness Area (which is west of the Kelso Dunes and doesn't include the dunes inside the nearby Mojave National Preserve).

These areas just west of Mojave National Preserve are new for me and make for an enjoyable trip. Kelso Dunes Wilderness is a gem. Sunny daytime skies and freezing temperatures on several nights; winter has arrived a bit early this year.