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!

Here's that slippery off-camber stretch again where I'm glad to be hiking instead of driving

6102-mount-patterson.jpg These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain Thumbnails Back down into the canyon for a bit, while I enjoy the pitter-patter of the rain sprinkles These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain Thumbnails Back down into the canyon for a bit, while I enjoy the pitter-patter of the rain sprinkles These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain Thumbnails Back down into the canyon for a bit, while I enjoy the pitter-patter of the rain sprinkles These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain Thumbnails Back down into the canyon for a bit, while I enjoy the pitter-patter of the rain sprinkles These lupines along the road surely appreciate this rain Thumbnails Back down into the canyon for a bit, while I enjoy the pitter-patter of the rain sprinkles