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 wake up to a murky sunrise on the Trail Canyon foothills

6704-trail-canyon.jpg Thumbnails It looks like it's still raining further up Trail Canyon in the Panamint Mountains Thumbnails It looks like it's still raining further up Trail Canyon in the Panamint Mountains Thumbnails It looks like it's still raining further up Trail Canyon in the Panamint Mountains Thumbnails It looks like it's still raining further up Trail Canyon in the Panamint Mountains Thumbnails It looks like it's still raining further up Trail Canyon in the Panamint Mountains

The FJ blocked the high winds from hitting my tent overnight. I slept quite well, a feat given the circumstances.