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!

My next drive-through locale is the village of Tecopa Hot Springs

2789-tecopa-hot-springs.jpg The drive up out of China Ranch date farm is as scenic as the drive in Thumbnails One of the resorts at Tecopa Hot Springs sports Korean signage this year The drive up out of China Ranch date farm is as scenic as the drive in Thumbnails One of the resorts at Tecopa Hot Springs sports Korean signage this year The drive up out of China Ranch date farm is as scenic as the drive in Thumbnails One of the resorts at Tecopa Hot Springs sports Korean signage this year The drive up out of China Ranch date farm is as scenic as the drive in Thumbnails One of the resorts at Tecopa Hot Springs sports Korean signage this year

I've camped here several times; there's just something about this place that appeals to me. The Resting Spring Range sits in the background.