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'm alone at Kelso Dunes, so I get that sheltered camping spot that is usually taken

7542-kelso-dunes.jpg I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes Thumbnails I snuggle the FJ up in the athel trees for the evening I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes Thumbnails I snuggle the FJ up in the athel trees for the evening I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes Thumbnails I snuggle the FJ up in the athel trees for the evening I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes Thumbnails I snuggle the FJ up in the athel trees for the evening I make a last-minute, unplanned turn down the road to Kelso Dunes Thumbnails I snuggle the FJ up in the athel trees for the evening

The Kelso Dunes are barely visible in the fog right now, though so close to my campsite.