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

Impermanence: life changes continually.

For the past few years, I've been having fun driving a Toyota FJ Cruiser on desert dirt roads instead of the 10-ton bicycle of all those amazing 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.

Henry Coe State Park bikepacking and hiking

In addition to many day hikes at Coe Park over the years, I've done a few bicycle-camping trips there.

Henry Coe Park bicycle camping 2010

8 nights
  • Coit Horse Camp
  • Hatch Spring
  • Mount Stakes Trail
  • Orestimba Creek
  • Pacheco Camp
  • Paradise Lake
  • Red Creek
  • Robison Creek (dry)

Henry Coe Park bicycle camping 2009

8 nights
  • Pacheco Camp
  • Caviata Spring
  • Mustang Peak
  • Paradise Lake
  • Robison Mountain and Snod Pond

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