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've always enjoyed crossing Tecopa Pass, whether by bicycle or by FJ

2015-tecopa-pass.jpg Smith-Talc Road rises up into the Kingston Range Thumbnails Tonight's campsite will be at the dry Horse Thief Spring BLM campground, which only has a few sites Smith-Talc Road rises up into the Kingston Range Thumbnails Tonight's campsite will be at the dry Horse Thief Spring BLM campground, which only has a few sites Smith-Talc Road rises up into the Kingston Range Thumbnails Tonight's campsite will be at the dry Horse Thief Spring BLM campground, which only has a few sites Smith-Talc Road rises up into the Kingston Range Thumbnails Tonight's campsite will be at the dry Horse Thief Spring BLM campground, which only has a few sites Smith-Talc Road rises up into the Kingston Range Thumbnails Tonight's campsite will be at the dry Horse Thief Spring BLM campground, which only has a few sites

Horse Thief Spring and the Kingston Range Wilderness are just off to my right. It's a pleasant 75 degrees F up here right now.