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 my rest and contemplation, I start the hike back down

0217-silver-peak.jpg The old road ends at an overlook with incredible views over the Providence Mountains and southern Granite Mountains Thumbnails Before I descend further, I stop to enjoy the views across the Kelso Dunes again The old road ends at an overlook with incredible views over the Providence Mountains and southern Granite Mountains Thumbnails Before I descend further, I stop to enjoy the views across the Kelso Dunes again The old road ends at an overlook with incredible views over the Providence Mountains and southern Granite Mountains Thumbnails Before I descend further, I stop to enjoy the views across the Kelso Dunes again The old road ends at an overlook with incredible views over the Providence Mountains and southern Granite Mountains Thumbnails Before I descend further, I stop to enjoy the views across the Kelso Dunes again The old road ends at an overlook with incredible views over the Providence Mountains and southern Granite Mountains Thumbnails Before I descend further, I stop to enjoy the views across the Kelso Dunes again

Falling rocks scatter across what was once an old mining road here.