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!

Happy July 4th! A nice 7-mile hike in the low 80s before tomorrow's drive home. I walked the edge of this plateau the day I hiked up to the Crater Mountain summit and added it to my list of future hikes.