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 wake up to a beautiful autumn morning at tranquil Obsidian Campground

1469-tent-obsidian-campground.jpg Thumbnails Now-yellow cottonwood trees line the road as I drive out of Obsidian Campground Thumbnails Now-yellow cottonwood trees line the road as I drive out of Obsidian Campground Thumbnails Now-yellow cottonwood trees line the road as I drive out of Obsidian Campground Thumbnails Now-yellow cottonwood trees line the road as I drive out of Obsidian Campground Thumbnails Now-yellow cottonwood trees line the road as I drive out of Obsidian Campground

A nice contrast to end a hectic work week, well worth the 200-mile drive over the Sierras on Highway 108 last night after I got off work.