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!

Sure, I just hiked here a month ago, but it was great, so why not do it again? Fortunately, no thunderstorms loom in the skies today like the last time I hiked here! Our hike is 8 miles round-trip with about 3000 feet of elevation gain.