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!

The Panamint Valley dust storm is casting a dark shadow on itself!

2779-darwin-plateau.jpg I look back to see the Panamint Valley dust storm  still in full force Thumbnails Walking through the Darwin Plateau Joshua tree forest... I look back to see the Panamint Valley dust storm  still in full force Thumbnails Walking through the Darwin Plateau Joshua tree forest... I look back to see the Panamint Valley dust storm  still in full force Thumbnails Walking through the Darwin Plateau Joshua tree forest... I look back to see the Panamint Valley dust storm  still in full force Thumbnails Walking through the Darwin Plateau Joshua tree forest... I look back to see the Panamint Valley dust storm  still in full force Thumbnails Walking through the Darwin Plateau Joshua tree forest...

I didn't realize that a dust storm could do that to itself.