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!

Behind me, the Panamint Valley dust storm seems to be dissipating

2834-darwin-plateau.jpg This part of my hike across Darwin Plateau was nicely unplanned Thumbnails This patch of Darwin Plateau has very little vegetation This part of my hike across Darwin Plateau was nicely unplanned Thumbnails This patch of Darwin Plateau has very little vegetation This part of my hike across Darwin Plateau was nicely unplanned Thumbnails This patch of Darwin Plateau has very little vegetation This part of my hike across Darwin Plateau was nicely unplanned Thumbnails This patch of Darwin Plateau has very little vegetation This part of my hike across Darwin Plateau was nicely unplanned Thumbnails This patch of Darwin Plateau has very little vegetation

I can see over to the Cottonwood Mountains more clearly now.