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!

Beautiful, varied desert-canyon country ahead of me today to end this trip: about 16 miles hiking round-trip, from about 1600 to 5400 feet elevation.