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!

The 4WD experience is new to me. Today's project is to break in the FJ and drive on some of the dirt roads in Mojave National Preserve where I've previously ridden my mountain bike, and a few where I've not ridden. I have a lot to learn and try out.