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 should be fun to hike up one of Mojave Preserve's famous cinder cones after years of riding and driving past them with admiration. 12.6 hiking miles with about 1800 feet of elevation gain.