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!

Flowering by the stream behind my tent are some monkeyflowers

0648-taylor-canyon.jpg I spend some time checking maps for today's hike in the Granite Mountains Wilderness Thumbnails Also flowering by the stream is some type of California aster I spend some time checking maps for today's hike in the Granite Mountains Wilderness Thumbnails Also flowering by the stream is some type of California aster I spend some time checking maps for today's hike in the Granite Mountains Wilderness Thumbnails Also flowering by the stream is some type of California aster I spend some time checking maps for today's hike in the Granite Mountains Wilderness Thumbnails Also flowering by the stream is some type of California aster I spend some time checking maps for today's hike in the Granite Mountains Wilderness Thumbnails Also flowering by the stream is some type of California aster

The stream was so soothing to listen to last night while falling asleep.