(Day 4 - Beatty to Lone Pine via Eureka Dunes Continued) OK this is where things get interesting. I really wanted to go to the salt tram, so I used The Google to drop points along the road from Cerro Gordo to the tram BUT It was now 6:21pm. I had 1 hour to get there and back, and I didn't know exactly how far it was. I did know that the ride down from Cerro Gordo was easy, and it's paved back to Lone Pine, so I just needed to be back at Cerro Gordo mine before sunset. That gave me a drop dead turn around time of 6:40pm. No problem lets go. Pretty: Pretty exposed: Pretty loose: Not shown - pretty damn steep. Went down into a valley and tried to climb out the other side and I got crossed up and went sideways on a steep loose climb. Shit. It was 6:45 and I'm wrestling a fully loaded ~600# bike backwards down a loose steep grade to the previous switchback. Do I make another run up the hill or do I call it quits because I'm already 5 minutes past my turn around time? I looked at the map and I was only a little farther than 1/2 way to the Salt Tram. If I could make it up that hill I would probably arrive right before sunset, then would have to find my way back in the dark. I'm ashamed to say this, but I did the smart thing and turned around. I must be getting old.... Anyways I turned tail and made it back to Cerro Gordo at 705pm: Shadow cast across Cerro Gordo just as I rounded the bend: Heading down the hill: Rolled down the hill to the pavement, and headed back to Lone Pine.