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!

A hiking-camping weekend in the Sierras is an ideal way to cope with not having enough time to do a week-long Mojave Desert trip right now. We manage to avoid most of the July 4th crowds, not an easy task on a busy long weekend in Calfornia!