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!

After a couple of miles on the pavement of Highway 120, I reach the dirt of Dobie Meadows Rd

0735-dobie-meadows-rd.jpg I take a look back up the road toward Horse Peak before entering the valley Thumbnails I slept well last night and I'm awake early here at my campsite at Lecyr Well I take a look back up the road toward Horse Peak before entering the valley Thumbnails I slept well last night and I'm awake early here at my campsite at Lecyr Well I take a look back up the road toward Horse Peak before entering the valley Thumbnails I slept well last night and I'm awake early here at my campsite at Lecyr Well I take a look back up the road toward Horse Peak before entering the valley Thumbnails I slept well last night and I'm awake early here at my campsite at Lecyr Well I take a look back up the road toward Horse Peak before entering the valley Thumbnails I slept well last night and I'm awake early here at my campsite at Lecyr Well

The Granite Mountains Wilderness lies just ahead, with the high plateau of Cowtrack Mountain and Horse Peak, today's hiking destination, in the background.