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 look back to see the Panamint Valley dust storm still in full force

2778-darwin-plateau.jpg I zoom in to see a few cars driving up Highway 190 Thumbnails The Panamint Valley dust storm is casting a dark shadow on itself! I zoom in to see a few cars driving up Highway 190 Thumbnails The Panamint Valley dust storm is casting a dark shadow on itself! I zoom in to see a few cars driving up Highway 190 Thumbnails The Panamint Valley dust storm is casting a dark shadow on itself! I zoom in to see a few cars driving up Highway 190 Thumbnails The Panamint Valley dust storm is casting a dark shadow on itself! I zoom in to see a few cars driving up Highway 190 Thumbnails The Panamint Valley dust storm is casting a dark shadow on itself!

Is it headed up here onto the Darwin Plateau? I hope not.