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 see the sign for Salt Creek Hills ACEC while driving Highway 127 and pull over for a scenic break

0359-salt-creek-hills.jpg I leave Baker and enjoy the drive northward on Highway 127 toward the Avawatz Mountains Thumbnails The FJ likes it here and decides to stay for a while I leave Baker and enjoy the drive northward on Highway 127 toward the Avawatz Mountains Thumbnails The FJ likes it here and decides to stay for a while I leave Baker and enjoy the drive northward on Highway 127 toward the Avawatz Mountains Thumbnails The FJ likes it here and decides to stay for a while I leave Baker and enjoy the drive northward on Highway 127 toward the Avawatz Mountains Thumbnails The FJ likes it here and decides to stay for a while I leave Baker and enjoy the drive northward on Highway 127 toward the Avawatz Mountains Thumbnails The FJ likes it here and decides to stay for a while

ACEC = Area of Critical Environmental Concern.