A few days hiking Nevada July 4, 2018

A few days hiking Nevada July 4, 2018

92 photos in 1 sub-album

*** travelogue in progress ***

Solitude and social days in Death Valley, March 2018

Solitude and social days in Death Valley, March 2018

472 photos in 6 sub-albums

It's great to hike with friends and it's great to hike the desert solo, so why not do both during the same trip?

Back to Eureka Valley to see more, November 2017

Back to Eureka Valley to see more, November 2017

588 photos in 8 sub-albums

Four days of solo hiking in quiet places around Eureka Valley plus some fun social days at Friendsgiving near the south end of Death Valley Park. Hiking up to Eureka Peak will be a milestone of sorts.

White Mountain Peak and Glass Mountain, Inyo National Forest, September 2017

White Mountain Peak and Glass Mountain, Inyo National Forest, September 2017

340 photos in 6 sub-albums

I'll hike up to two nice Eastern Sierra/North Desert peaks in the Inyo National Forest on this five-day trip: Glass Mountain (11123 feet) and White Mountain Peak (14252 feet). Big scenery.

Destination Moho Mountain in Nevada's Excelsior Range, July 4th week, 2017

Destination Moho Mountain in Nevada's Excelsior Range, July 4th week, 2017

296 photos in 5 sub-albums

I have a few days off. Not quite a week, but just long enough for a short desert trip via the Eastern Sierra to a mountain range I haven't visited before—the Excelsior Range and Moho Mountain in Nevada.

Let's see more of the Saline Range in Death Valley Park, April 2017

Let's see more of the Saline Range in Death Valley Park, April 2017

694 photos in 9 sub-albums

I'll stop in Panamint Valley for another hike up Big Four Mine Canyon, then explore the Saline Range area for almost a week, with three days hiking parts of Waucoba Wash.

Argus Range and Panamint Valley, January 2017

Argus Range and Panamint Valley, January 2017

491 photos in 7 sub-albums

I'll start 2017 with a chilly hiking-camping trip around the Argus Range and Panamint Valley, just like 2016. I'll join "King of the Argus Range" and book designer Eric Larson of studio-e-books.com at his Ash Hill campsite.

Eureka Valley and Saline Range, Death Valley Park, October 2016

Eureka Valley and Saline Range, Death Valley Park, October 2016

562 photos in 8 sub-albums

I've been wanting to hike a few of the endless hills and canyons around Eureka Dunes and the Saline Range, so this week is my chance to get to know the area a bit more.

Inyo National Forest, south and north: July 4th week, 2016

Inyo National Forest, south and north: July 4th week, 2016

453 photos in 8 sub-albums

Let's start this trip with a recon visit to Harkless Flat and then spend a few days exploring Papoose Flat and area—with alpharoaming.com the first days. I'll visit Granite Mountain Wilderness again too.

Northwestern Death Valley National Park: a week in April 2016

Northwestern Death Valley National Park: a week in April 2016

551 photos in 8 sub-albums

I've had the flu the past week, but who cares! A week in western Death Valley will make me feel better. If I find myself too sick to hike, I can still drive the FJ and explore beauty and solitude that way.

Around Panamint Valley, Death Valley National Park, a week in January 2016

Around Panamint Valley, Death Valley National Park, a week in January 2016

479 photos in 8 sub-albums

A trip without a plan sometimes works out really well. On a rainy day, I'll drive a lot and end up in Panamint Valley instead of central Death Valley Park for the rest of my New Year's vacation.

Bodie Ghost Town and Crater Mountain (Mono Craters): an October 2015 weekend

Bodie Ghost Town and Crater Mountain (Mono Craters): an October 2015 weekend

142 photos

What can I do in a short weekend? Two things: visit Bodie (finally) and go see if I can hike up Crater Mountain in the Mono Craters. These two days will provide some needed inspiration for the days to come.