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 arrive at the head of Lee Wash and start my planned hike down the wash

2538-lee-wash.jpg Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think Thumbnails I pass some rusty buckwheat flowers as I start my way down Lee Wash Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think Thumbnails I pass some rusty buckwheat flowers as I start my way down Lee Wash Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think Thumbnails I pass some rusty buckwheat flowers as I start my way down Lee Wash Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think Thumbnails I pass some rusty buckwheat flowers as I start my way down Lee Wash Looking back up the road, I wonder if it would be an easier drive than I think Thumbnails I pass some rusty buckwheat flowers as I start my way down Lee Wash

... past a blooming rabbitbrush.