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!

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These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain

6101-mount-patterson.jpg So far, so good; I'm encountering some rain sprinkles, but no heavy rain (at least not yet) Thumbnails Here's that slippery off-camber stretch again where I'm glad to be hiking instead of driving So far, so good; I'm encountering some rain sprinkles, but no heavy rain (at least not yet) Thumbnails Here's that slippery off-camber stretch again where I'm glad to be hiking instead of driving So far, so good; I'm encountering some rain sprinkles, but no heavy rain (at least not yet) Thumbnails Here's that slippery off-camber stretch again where I'm glad to be hiking instead of driving So far, so good; I'm encountering some rain sprinkles, but no heavy rain (at least not yet) Thumbnails Here's that slippery off-camber stretch again where I'm glad to be hiking instead of driving So far, so good; I'm encountering some rain sprinkles, but no heavy rain (at least not yet) Thumbnails Here's that slippery off-camber stretch again where I'm glad to be hiking instead of driving