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 FJ and I experience a few dark moments on the way up Kelbaker Rd into the Granite Mountains

7521-kelso-dunes.jpg The old fireplace standing across the road from Kelso Depot is as picturesque as ever Thumbnails I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes The old fireplace standing across the road from Kelso Depot is as picturesque as ever Thumbnails I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes The old fireplace standing across the road from Kelso Depot is as picturesque as ever Thumbnails I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes The old fireplace standing across the road from Kelso Depot is as picturesque as ever Thumbnails I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes The old fireplace standing across the road from Kelso Depot is as picturesque as ever Thumbnails I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes