Hiking, camping and 4WD in the Mojave Desert, Death Valley and Eastern Sierra

These days I'm driving a Toyota FJ Cruiser on desert dirt roads instead of the 10-ton bicycle of all those years past–and then hiking from there. Things change!

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.