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!

Let's see if the real Van Winkle Spring is nearby, or if that dry cistern is all there is

4503-van-winkle-mtn.jpg I soon run across what looks like a cistern, but without water Thumbnails And there it is, Van Winkle Spring, with a few flies in the water, but not disgusting at all I soon run across what looks like a cistern, but without water Thumbnails And there it is, Van Winkle Spring, with a few flies in the water, but not disgusting at all I soon run across what looks like a cistern, but without water Thumbnails And there it is, Van Winkle Spring, with a few flies in the water, but not disgusting at all I soon run across what looks like a cistern, but without water Thumbnails And there it is, Van Winkle Spring, with a few flies in the water, but not disgusting at all I soon run across what looks like a cistern, but without water Thumbnails And there it is, Van Winkle Spring, with a few flies in the water, but not disgusting at all

It should be just up ahead; it's looking a bit greener over there.