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!

I hiked to Hyten Spring once back in 2011 and today I want to see a canyon or two in that area that I didn't explore then. 16.5 hiking miles with about 2000 feet of elevation gain.