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!

We wake up at quiet Obsidian Campground after a long drive in the dark last night on Hwy 108 from Silicon Valley

7084-obsidian-campground.jpg Thumbnails After breakfast and coffee, we park at the entrance to Hoover Wilderness and begin our hike up Burt Canyon Thumbnails After breakfast and coffee, we park at the entrance to Hoover Wilderness and begin our hike up Burt Canyon Thumbnails After breakfast and coffee, we park at the entrance to Hoover Wilderness and begin our hike up Burt Canyon Thumbnails After breakfast and coffee, we park at the entrance to Hoover Wilderness and begin our hike up Burt Canyon Thumbnails After breakfast and coffee, we park at the entrance to Hoover Wilderness and begin our hike up Burt Canyon

We arrived here a bit before midnight last night, tired from the long drive that included navigating slow commuter traffic out to the suburbs along the way.