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!

Today I'll reach the highest elevation I've hiked: 14252 feet at White Mountain Peak. It's just over 12 hiking miles round-trip with roughly 3000 feet elevation gain from the research center at 12400 feet.