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 fill up on gas at the Amboy Café on old Route 66

0865-amboy.jpg I drive some miles down Route 66 toward Amboy Thumbnails The cabins at Roy's Café in Amboy stand quietly along old Route 66 after all these years I drive some miles down Route 66 toward Amboy Thumbnails The cabins at Roy's Café in Amboy stand quietly along old Route 66 after all these years I drive some miles down Route 66 toward Amboy Thumbnails The cabins at Roy's Café in Amboy stand quietly along old Route 66 after all these years I drive some miles down Route 66 toward Amboy Thumbnails The cabins at Roy's Café in Amboy stand quietly along old Route 66 after all these years I drive some miles down Route 66 toward Amboy Thumbnails The cabins at Roy's Café in Amboy stand quietly along old Route 66 after all these years

Gas is expensive here as I expected, due to the remote location, but what surprises me is that the employee has to come outside and pump the gas by hand after you pay for it. The antique experience.