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!

And there's Crater Mountain over there

1647-mono-craters.jpg So this is what it looks like higher up in the Mono Craters... Thumbnails I've started climbing that adjacent hill, but the wind is almost blowing me over So this is what it looks like higher up in the Mono Craters... Thumbnails I've started climbing that adjacent hill, but the wind is almost blowing me over So this is what it looks like higher up in the Mono Craters... Thumbnails I've started climbing that adjacent hill, but the wind is almost blowing me over So this is what it looks like higher up in the Mono Craters... Thumbnails I've started climbing that adjacent hill, but the wind is almost blowing me over So this is what it looks like higher up in the Mono Craters... Thumbnails I've started climbing that adjacent hill, but the wind is almost blowing me over

I see a dirt-bike track, so there's probably an easier way to get up here than the route I've just taken.