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!

To the north, skies are clear with no sign of the dust storm down in Panamint Valley

2756-darwin-plateau.jpg This old joshua tree has likely seen many dust storms like this in Panamint Valley below Thumbnails A Joshua tree lays on the ground, perhaps tired of watching these dust storms This old joshua tree has likely seen many dust storms like this in Panamint Valley below Thumbnails A Joshua tree lays on the ground, perhaps tired of watching these dust storms This old joshua tree has likely seen many dust storms like this in Panamint Valley below Thumbnails A Joshua tree lays on the ground, perhaps tired of watching these dust storms This old joshua tree has likely seen many dust storms like this in Panamint Valley below Thumbnails A Joshua tree lays on the ground, perhaps tired of watching these dust storms This old joshua tree has likely seen many dust storms like this in Panamint Valley below Thumbnails A Joshua tree lays on the ground, perhaps tired of watching these dust storms