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!

After a few miles on this road, I arrive at Owl Hole Spring

0509-owl-hole-spring.jpg On the left side of the road, a sign notifies me that I'm passing a "U.S. military installation" Thumbnails Maybe all this fencing is intended to keep the wild burros out here from contaminating the spring water On the left side of the road, a sign notifies me that I'm passing a "U.S. military installation" Thumbnails Maybe all this fencing is intended to keep the wild burros out here from contaminating the spring water On the left side of the road, a sign notifies me that I'm passing a "U.S. military installation" Thumbnails Maybe all this fencing is intended to keep the wild burros out here from contaminating the spring water On the left side of the road, a sign notifies me that I'm passing a "U.S. military installation" Thumbnails Maybe all this fencing is intended to keep the wild burros out here from contaminating the spring water On the left side of the road, a sign notifies me that I'm passing a "U.S. military installation" Thumbnails Maybe all this fencing is intended to keep the wild burros out here from contaminating the spring water

The many footprints all around are presumably from the wild burros that frequent the area, coming here for a drink.