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 glance straight down into Thompson Canyon from the road's edge

6168-lookout-mountain.jpg The views across Thompson Canyon, where we hiked yesterday, are spectacular Thumbnails We can now see little black Lake Hill way up Panamint Valley The views across Thompson Canyon, where we hiked yesterday, are spectacular Thumbnails We can now see little black Lake Hill way up Panamint Valley The views across Thompson Canyon, where we hiked yesterday, are spectacular Thumbnails We can now see little black Lake Hill way up Panamint Valley The views across Thompson Canyon, where we hiked yesterday, are spectacular Thumbnails We can now see little black Lake Hill way up Panamint Valley The views across Thompson Canyon, where we hiked yesterday, are spectacular Thumbnails We can now see little black Lake Hill way up Panamint Valley

Minietta Road seen from up above!