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!

Hwy 120 passes through a burned area of Inyo National Forest that is slowly growing back

1319-hwy-120.jpg Ready for the 300-mile drive ahead of me, I drive out of Taylor Canyon Thumbnails One day, this view of Mono Lake may be blocked by the regrowing pine forest Ready for the 300-mile drive ahead of me, I drive out of Taylor Canyon Thumbnails One day, this view of Mono Lake may be blocked by the regrowing pine forest Ready for the 300-mile drive ahead of me, I drive out of Taylor Canyon Thumbnails One day, this view of Mono Lake may be blocked by the regrowing pine forest Ready for the 300-mile drive ahead of me, I drive out of Taylor Canyon Thumbnails One day, this view of Mono Lake may be blocked by the regrowing pine forest Ready for the 300-mile drive ahead of me, I drive out of Taylor Canyon Thumbnails One day, this view of Mono Lake may be blocked by the regrowing pine forest

The fire burned the lower parts of many tall pine trees whose tops have continued to grow post-fire.