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!

The FJ parks at the end of the dirt road and I begin a short late-afternoon hike

2104-granite-mtns-wilderness.jpg I feel happy to leave pavement and drive the dirt road into Granite Mountains Wilderness again Thumbnails My hike begins on an old road that's supposedly closed, but obviously is still driven I feel happy to leave pavement and drive the dirt road into Granite Mountains Wilderness again Thumbnails My hike begins on an old road that's supposedly closed, but obviously is still driven I feel happy to leave pavement and drive the dirt road into Granite Mountains Wilderness again Thumbnails My hike begins on an old road that's supposedly closed, but obviously is still driven I feel happy to leave pavement and drive the dirt road into Granite Mountains Wilderness again Thumbnails My hike begins on an old road that's supposedly closed, but obviously is still driven I feel happy to leave pavement and drive the dirt road into Granite Mountains Wilderness again Thumbnails My hike begins on an old road that's supposedly closed, but obviously is still driven