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 want to stop at China Ranch to pick up some of their date loaf to take home tomorrow

7756-china-ranch.jpg I see people camping at Tecopa Hot Springs, as I've done numerous times in the past Thumbnails The road down to China Ranch date farm is forever scenic I see people camping at Tecopa Hot Springs, as I've done numerous times in the past Thumbnails The road down to China Ranch date farm is forever scenic I see people camping at Tecopa Hot Springs, as I've done numerous times in the past Thumbnails The road down to China Ranch date farm is forever scenic I see people camping at Tecopa Hot Springs, as I've done numerous times in the past Thumbnails The road down to China Ranch date farm is forever scenic I see people camping at Tecopa Hot Springs, as I've done numerous times in the past Thumbnails The road down to China Ranch date farm is forever scenic

Yum.