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!

The steep trail provides great views across to the White Mountains

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The orange "flames" down in the valley near Sawmill Meadow are patches of autumn-colored cottonwood trees.