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!

After breakfast and coffee, we park at the entrance to Hoover Wilderness and begin our hike up Burt Canyon

7087-hoover-wilderness.jpg We wake up at quiet Obsidian Campground after a long drive in the dark last night on Hwy 108 from Silicon Valley Thumbnails I notice some Gumplant (Grindelia) growing along the road as we begin our hike We wake up at quiet Obsidian Campground after a long drive in the dark last night on Hwy 108 from Silicon Valley Thumbnails I notice some Gumplant (Grindelia) growing along the road as we begin our hike We wake up at quiet Obsidian Campground after a long drive in the dark last night on Hwy 108 from Silicon Valley Thumbnails I notice some Gumplant (Grindelia) growing along the road as we begin our hike We wake up at quiet Obsidian Campground after a long drive in the dark last night on Hwy 108 from Silicon Valley Thumbnails I notice some Gumplant (Grindelia) growing along the road as we begin our hike We wake up at quiet Obsidian Campground after a long drive in the dark last night on Hwy 108 from Silicon Valley Thumbnails I notice some Gumplant (Grindelia) growing along the road as we begin our hike

We're not the only ones here.