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!

The views behind me keep improving, as I get closer to the top

0176-silver-peak.jpg Here's a really old juniper trunk, twisted and mangled by time Thumbnails However, a short distance remains before I reach the top of the old road Here's a really old juniper trunk, twisted and mangled by time Thumbnails However, a short distance remains before I reach the top of the old road Here's a really old juniper trunk, twisted and mangled by time Thumbnails However, a short distance remains before I reach the top of the old road Here's a really old juniper trunk, twisted and mangled by time Thumbnails However, a short distance remains before I reach the top of the old road Here's a really old juniper trunk, twisted and mangled by time Thumbnails However, a short distance remains before I reach the top of the old road

I've just passed alongside that juniper grove below me.