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 check out the road to Keckiella Rocks as I drive past

0256-keckiella-rocks.jpg Good views across the valley after driving up out of Watson Wash, Thumbnails A few fresh cactus flowers remain next to the Bert Smith Rock House Good views across the valley after driving up out of Watson Wash, Thumbnails A few fresh cactus flowers remain next to the Bert Smith Rock House Good views across the valley after driving up out of Watson Wash, Thumbnails A few fresh cactus flowers remain next to the Bert Smith Rock House Good views across the valley after driving up out of Watson Wash, Thumbnails A few fresh cactus flowers remain next to the Bert Smith Rock House Good views across the valley after driving up out of Watson Wash, Thumbnails A few fresh cactus flowers remain next to the Bert Smith Rock House

I've ridden my bike down there before and hiked up onto the butte.