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 start my hike up the wash into the Bristol Mountains in the Kelso Dunes Wilderness

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Serious precipitation during the past few months pushed rocks, soil and twigs everywhere in this wash.