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!

Before I go to the Saline Range, I want to hike up to that plateau above Big Four Mine Canyon that I didn't have time for when I last hiked there. About 7.5 miles round trip with 2000 feet elevation gain.