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'm not the only one taking photos across Panamint Valley to the Cottonwood Mountains

2420-hwy-190.jpg Now comes the drive up the switchbacks of Highway 190 up to the Darwin Plateau Thumbnails I follow the cloud of a dirt biker as I drive Saline Valley Road toward Lee Flat Now comes the drive up the switchbacks of Highway 190 up to the Darwin Plateau Thumbnails I follow the cloud of a dirt biker as I drive Saline Valley Road toward Lee Flat Now comes the drive up the switchbacks of Highway 190 up to the Darwin Plateau Thumbnails I follow the cloud of a dirt biker as I drive Saline Valley Road toward Lee Flat Now comes the drive up the switchbacks of Highway 190 up to the Darwin Plateau Thumbnails I follow the cloud of a dirt biker as I drive Saline Valley Road toward Lee Flat Now comes the drive up the switchbacks of Highway 190 up to the Darwin Plateau Thumbnails I follow the cloud of a dirt biker as I drive Saline Valley Road toward Lee Flat

I see little Lake Hill popping up out of the valley, as well as the Panamint Dunes ways off to the left.