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 not much flowering here right now, but I do spot a Blazing star in bloom

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... with the Granite Mountains Wilderness attracting my attention off in the distance.