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!

That bright green patch up there is the thicket of wild roses at Goldbelt Spring

9733-goldbelt-spring.jpg And here's the old collapsed cabin at Goldbelt Spring Thumbnails This bright red Indian paintbrush stands out in the olive landscape And here's the old collapsed cabin at Goldbelt Spring Thumbnails This bright red Indian paintbrush stands out in the olive landscape And here's the old collapsed cabin at Goldbelt Spring Thumbnails This bright red Indian paintbrush stands out in the olive landscape And here's the old collapsed cabin at Goldbelt Spring Thumbnails This bright red Indian paintbrush stands out in the olive landscape And here's the old collapsed cabin at Goldbelt Spring Thumbnails This bright red Indian paintbrush stands out in the olive landscape

I'll park just up ahead and go for a walk.