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 turn up Lobdell lake Road, and views over to the Sierras improve

5704-mount-patterson.jpg After leaving Obsidian Campground, I cross Hwy 395 and start the drive up Bircham Flat Road Thumbnails An oncoming car... the only one I'll see on Lobdell Lake Road today After leaving Obsidian Campground, I cross Hwy 395 and start the drive up Bircham Flat Road Thumbnails An oncoming car... the only one I'll see on Lobdell Lake Road today After leaving Obsidian Campground, I cross Hwy 395 and start the drive up Bircham Flat Road Thumbnails An oncoming car... the only one I'll see on Lobdell Lake Road today After leaving Obsidian Campground, I cross Hwy 395 and start the drive up Bircham Flat Road Thumbnails An oncoming car... the only one I'll see on Lobdell Lake Road today After leaving Obsidian Campground, I cross Hwy 395 and start the drive up Bircham Flat Road Thumbnails An oncoming car... the only one I'll see on Lobdell Lake Road today

It's turning out to be a rather murky, cloudy day. I wonder if it might rain.