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!

The trail is just high enough now that I'm starting to see a few junipers here and there

0113-silver-peak.jpg Here I come across the remains of an old rock wall Thumbnails The trail then passes a little rock wall Here I come across the remains of an old rock wall Thumbnails The trail then passes a little rock wall Here I come across the remains of an old rock wall Thumbnails The trail then passes a little rock wall Here I come across the remains of an old rock wall Thumbnails The trail then passes a little rock wall Here I come across the remains of an old rock wall Thumbnails The trail then passes a little rock wall

They don't often grow down in the lower, hotter areas.