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!

It's sad to see the old Goffs café in disrepair

0320-goffs.jpg On the way out of Essex, California, I pass another old service station Thumbnails After a quick fill-up at the Fenner gas station, I stop at Goffs, still on old Route 66 On the way out of Essex, California, I pass another old service station Thumbnails After a quick fill-up at the Fenner gas station, I stop at Goffs, still on old Route 66 On the way out of Essex, California, I pass another old service station Thumbnails After a quick fill-up at the Fenner gas station, I stop at Goffs, still on old Route 66 On the way out of Essex, California, I pass another old service station Thumbnails After a quick fill-up at the Fenner gas station, I stop at Goffs, still on old Route 66 On the way out of Essex, California, I pass another old service station Thumbnails After a quick fill-up at the Fenner gas station, I stop at Goffs, still on old Route 66

The former owner was a really nice guy. I even camped in the carport here one night with my bicycle in 2000 (and ate breakfast at the café the next morning).