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!

One day, this view of Mono Lake may be blocked by the regrowing pine forest

1323-granite-mountains-wilderness.jpg Hwy 120 passes through a burned area of Inyo National Forest that is slowly growing back Thumbnails I eventually find myself in the Inyo National Forest, in an area called the "Punch Bowl" Hwy 120 passes through a burned area of Inyo National Forest that is slowly growing back Thumbnails I eventually find myself in the Inyo National Forest, in an area called the "Punch Bowl" Hwy 120 passes through a burned area of Inyo National Forest that is slowly growing back Thumbnails I eventually find myself in the Inyo National Forest, in an area called the "Punch Bowl" Hwy 120 passes through a burned area of Inyo National Forest that is slowly growing back Thumbnails I eventually find myself in the Inyo National Forest, in an area called the "Punch Bowl" Hwy 120 passes through a burned area of Inyo National Forest that is slowly growing back Thumbnails I eventually find myself in the Inyo National Forest, in an area called the "Punch Bowl"

Residual smoke from the not-so-far-away Yosemite fire is making for hazy air here today.