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!

Today's ramble up to and around Owl Peak adds up to 9 hiking miles with about 2200 feet of elevation gain. Another wonderful quiet and sunny day in Death Valley National Park with no other humans seen.