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!

My road has become this—I'm glad I'm hiking here and not driving

2526-lee-mines.jpg I drove a short distance, but turned around  and parked as the road got rougher Thumbnails Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think I drove a short distance, but turned around  and parked as the road got rougher Thumbnails Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think I drove a short distance, but turned around  and parked as the road got rougher Thumbnails Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think I drove a short distance, but turned around  and parked as the road got rougher Thumbnails Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think I drove a short distance, but turned around  and parked as the road got rougher Thumbnails Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think

Again, sometimes it's easier (and maybe even faster) to hike than drive—as much as driving rough roads can be fun.