Colonies of flowering banana yucca populate some of the walls of the wash below Butcher Knife Canyon
Date: April 29, 2008, 18h07
With relief, I'm back on the paved part of Ivanpah Road now and I'm letting the bike gain speed as I ride down the smooth hill
The bike is handling well and I'm starting to feel like it might do just fine for the rest of the trip provided I stay on pavement. I'm approaching the abandoned store that I visited on the way up the hill two days ago.