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 go for a short walk along the old road at Saratoga Spring

0465-saratoga-spring.jpg We reach the end of the road at Saratoga Spring Thumbnails It's always odd to find water in the desert! We reach the end of the road at Saratoga Spring Thumbnails It's always odd to find water in the desert! We reach the end of the road at Saratoga Spring Thumbnails It's always odd to find water in the desert! We reach the end of the road at Saratoga Spring Thumbnails It's always odd to find water in the desert! We reach the end of the road at Saratoga Spring Thumbnails It's always odd to find water in the desert!

If I had more time today, I'd keep walking up the trail ahead into the black and brown hills.