On October 14, 2015, veteran desert adventurer Steve Greene set out to pedal across California’s Mojave Desert on a unique human-powered recumbent tricycle. The unsupported solo expedition was planned to cover 410 miles, from Big Pine, California, to the Mojave River at the San Bernardino Mountains. This route spanned most of the north/south length of the Mojave Desert, including the north/south lengths of Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, and the Mojave National Preserve. Of the total distance, 48% of the route was unpaved, following old dirt roads and pioneer trails. Already besieged by significant flash flooding in prior weeks, portions of this remote desert route had suffered extensive damage from rains, yet Steve felt confident he could successfully navigate the washed-out dirt roads on his extreme terrain vehicle. Mother Nature had different plans for Steve at the expedition’s starting point in Big Pine however! What was hoped to be a record setting traverse radically changed in short order. There are certain things humans cannot control …
Read the full story on the Mojave Traverse website HERE.
Read the full story HERE.
OUT IN THE COUNTRY
Leave no trace … backcountry explorer Steve Greene enjoys California’s Mojave Desert on his ICE Full Fat recumbent tricycle, affectionately named Bigfoot. This short ethereal presentation reveals the beauty of desert hinterlands, discovered using a human-powered all-terrain vehicle that does not defile the environment. Whether remote desert or hidden forests, this trike by Inspired Cycle Engineering in England takes the environmentally friendly rider to the personal limits of exploration.
More Mojave Desert photographs HERE.