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!

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.