` Hiking, camping and 4wd around Mojave National Preserve and Death Valley National Parks, plus some bikepacking trips


Random desert and camping photos

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Mojave Desert and Eastern Sierra hiking, 4WD and bikepacking trips

Impermanence: life changes continually.

These days I'm having fun driving a Toyota FJ Cruiser on desert dirt roads instead of the 10-ton bicycle of all those desert bikepacking trips before 2013—and then hiking into the backcountry from there.

Mojave National Preserve and a bit of old Route 66

7 days, 1999
... that first short trip that got me hooked on the Mojave Desert.

Mojave National Preserve and area springs

I've used several of these Mojave Desert springs as water sources (with a water filter, of course) during my bikepacking trips over the years.

Springs and water at Henry Coe State Park