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!

Here we are, on the top of Mount Patterson, 11654 feet

20140901_170005-flag.jpg There's the top of Mount Patterson! Thumbnails The vistas from atop Mount Patterson are predictably awesome There's the top of Mount Patterson! Thumbnails The vistas from atop Mount Patterson are predictably awesome There's the top of Mount Patterson! Thumbnails The vistas from atop Mount Patterson are predictably awesome There's the top of Mount Patterson! Thumbnails The vistas from atop Mount Patterson are predictably awesome There's the top of Mount Patterson! Thumbnails The vistas from atop Mount Patterson are predictably awesome

I was up here a month ago and this is still the highest elevation I've reached so far.