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!

So far, so good; I'm encountering some rain sprinkles, but no heavy rain (at least not yet)

6095-mount-patterson.jpg The rain down there seems to be fading, so I decide to start the hike back down to the FJ at Lobdell Lake Thumbnails These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain The rain down there seems to be fading, so I decide to start the hike back down to the FJ at Lobdell Lake Thumbnails These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain The rain down there seems to be fading, so I decide to start the hike back down to the FJ at Lobdell Lake Thumbnails These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain The rain down there seems to be fading, so I decide to start the hike back down to the FJ at Lobdell Lake Thumbnails These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain The rain down there seems to be fading, so I decide to start the hike back down to the FJ at Lobdell Lake Thumbnails These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain