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!

Horse Peak just up ahead...

1014-granite-mountains-wilderness.jpg I'm about to pass a patch of Mormon tea (ephedra) Thumbnails I try to make a habit of pausing every now and then to look behind me while hiking I'm about to pass a patch of Mormon tea (ephedra) Thumbnails I try to make a habit of pausing every now and then to look behind me while hiking I'm about to pass a patch of Mormon tea (ephedra) Thumbnails I try to make a habit of pausing every now and then to look behind me while hiking I'm about to pass a patch of Mormon tea (ephedra) Thumbnails I try to make a habit of pausing every now and then to look behind me while hiking I'm about to pass a patch of Mormon tea (ephedra) Thumbnails I try to make a habit of pausing every now and then to look behind me while hiking

I almost didn't notice the yellow buckwheat flowers next to my feet, due to the yellow rabbitbrush flowers everywhere.