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!

Arrived! On top of Mount Patterson at 11654 feet elevation

6004-mount-patterson.jpg Peculiar light up here because I'm in a sunny spot surrounded by dark clouds Thumbnails All the views up here are great, but I especially like this one northward toward Nevada Peculiar light up here because I'm in a sunny spot surrounded by dark clouds Thumbnails All the views up here are great, but I especially like this one northward toward Nevada Peculiar light up here because I'm in a sunny spot surrounded by dark clouds Thumbnails All the views up here are great, but I especially like this one northward toward Nevada Peculiar light up here because I'm in a sunny spot surrounded by dark clouds Thumbnails All the views up here are great, but I especially like this one northward toward Nevada Peculiar light up here because I'm in a sunny spot surrounded by dark clouds Thumbnails All the views up here are great, but I especially like this one northward toward Nevada

I wasn't looking to set a personal record here, but this is the highest elevation I've ever hiked to.