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!

Snow crowns Hunter Mountain as I look up Panamint Valley

6974-minietta-rd.jpg Here's a nice campsite, but it's far too unprotected and windy today up on this hill Thumbnails I know I'm at the bottom of Minietta Rd when I see a car speeding down Panamint Valley Rd Here's a nice campsite, but it's far too unprotected and windy today up on this hill Thumbnails I know I'm at the bottom of Minietta Rd when I see a car speeding down Panamint Valley Rd Here's a nice campsite, but it's far too unprotected and windy today up on this hill Thumbnails I know I'm at the bottom of Minietta Rd when I see a car speeding down Panamint Valley Rd Here's a nice campsite, but it's far too unprotected and windy today up on this hill Thumbnails I know I'm at the bottom of Minietta Rd when I see a car speeding down Panamint Valley Rd Here's a nice campsite, but it's far too unprotected and windy today up on this hill Thumbnails I know I'm at the bottom of Minietta Rd when I see a car speeding down Panamint Valley Rd

Lake Hill points up from the valley floor and a light patch reveals the almost-invisible Panamint Dunes.