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!

Just east of Mono Lake lies this semi-desert Wilderness area that is covered with yellow rabbitbrush flowers now. I'll do a moderate 13-mile-round-trip hike up to Horse Peak on Cowtrack Mountain with about 2100 feet of elevation gain.