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!

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I wake up and find myself in Mojave National Preserve amongst big rocks

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Of course, I planned this--I drove 450 miles yesterday from San José to get here, and arrived well after dark. And I do come out here to "find myself," perhaps more this year than ever before.