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!

Good morning! I've camped near transmission towers many times, a Mojave tradition

4768-powerline-camp.jpg Thumbnails I start my hike up the wash into the Bristol Mountains in the Kelso Dunes Wilderness Thumbnails I start my hike up the wash into the Bristol Mountains in the Kelso Dunes Wilderness Thumbnails I start my hike up the wash into the Bristol Mountains in the Kelso Dunes Wilderness Thumbnails I start my hike up the wash into the Bristol Mountains in the Kelso Dunes Wilderness Thumbnails I start my hike up the wash into the Bristol Mountains in the Kelso Dunes Wilderness

Here I'm just inside the Mojave Trails National Monument, with the Kelso Dunes Wilderness just behind me on the other side of the powerline road.