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!

There's a lot for us to look at from up here on Lookout Mountain

6213-lookout-mountain.jpg And there's the south end of Panamint Dry lake and Ash Hill Thumbnails OK, it's time for us to start the walk back down to the FJ and the Tacoma And there's the south end of Panamint Dry lake and Ash Hill Thumbnails OK, it's time for us to start the walk back down to the FJ and the Tacoma And there's the south end of Panamint Dry lake and Ash Hill Thumbnails OK, it's time for us to start the walk back down to the FJ and the Tacoma And there's the south end of Panamint Dry lake and Ash Hill Thumbnails OK, it's time for us to start the walk back down to the FJ and the Tacoma And there's the south end of Panamint Dry lake and Ash Hill Thumbnails OK, it's time for us to start the walk back down to the FJ and the Tacoma

Ash Hill, with Minietta Road snaking over it, barely looks like a hill from up here.