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!

I walk around the mine site and spy a small adit

0544-carruthers-canyon.jpg At the end of Carruthers Canyon Road are tailings piles and a collapsed ore chute Thumbnails And here's another adit in the Giant Ledge Mine area At the end of Carruthers Canyon Road are tailings piles and a collapsed ore chute Thumbnails And here's another adit in the Giant Ledge Mine area At the end of Carruthers Canyon Road are tailings piles and a collapsed ore chute Thumbnails And here's another adit in the Giant Ledge Mine area At the end of Carruthers Canyon Road are tailings piles and a collapsed ore chute Thumbnails And here's another adit in the Giant Ledge Mine area At the end of Carruthers Canyon Road are tailings piles and a collapsed ore chute Thumbnails And here's another adit in the Giant Ledge Mine area

The shade of the juniper tree here is nice too, under the warm sun.