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!

From Cowtrack Mountain, I look across buckwheats and rabbitbrush to the Sierras

1052-granite-mountains-wilderness.jpg Hey, there's a tiny dry lake down there at the middle-left Thumbnails Mono Lake takes on a surreal appearance from up here on the Cowtrack Mountain plateau Hey, there's a tiny dry lake down there at the middle-left Thumbnails Mono Lake takes on a surreal appearance from up here on the Cowtrack Mountain plateau Hey, there's a tiny dry lake down there at the middle-left Thumbnails Mono Lake takes on a surreal appearance from up here on the Cowtrack Mountain plateau Hey, there's a tiny dry lake down there at the middle-left Thumbnails Mono Lake takes on a surreal appearance from up here on the Cowtrack Mountain plateau Hey, there's a tiny dry lake down there at the middle-left Thumbnails Mono Lake takes on a surreal appearance from up here on the Cowtrack Mountain plateau

Mono Lake adds to the varied viewscape up here.