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 wake up to a muted sunrise and pleasant temperatures in the Owlshead Mountains

6517-tent.jpg Thumbnails Before today's hike, a second cup of strong black coffee is enjoyed, along with a pipe Thumbnails Before today's hike, a second cup of strong black coffee is enjoyed, along with a pipe Thumbnails Before today's hike, a second cup of strong black coffee is enjoyed, along with a pipe Thumbnails Before today's hike, a second cup of strong black coffee is enjoyed, along with a pipe Thumbnails Before today's hike, a second cup of strong black coffee is enjoyed, along with a pipe

I enjoyed the drive on around 30 miles of mostly easy dirt road to get here last night after dark. You can just see dry Owl Lake down there in the valley.