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!

About 6.5 miles round-trip to the Glass Mountain high point (11123 feet) from my Sawmill Meadow campsite (9200 feet), about 2500 feet elevation gain total. Last time I was here, I couldn't complete the hike due to vertigo.