A few Cliff roses bloom in the rocky drainage leading up out of Willow Wash
Date: May 20, 2011, 17h48
The four-mile climb up Nipton Road to Crescent Pass isn't too steep, but it does take some time pedaling in the lower gears
I'm fortunate to have today's strong winds behind me, helping me up this hill. With a full water load (about 18 litres), the 10-ton bike is at it's heaviest. I'll gain about 1800 feet elevation during these four miles.