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!

My road now drops down into Hanaupah Canyon, passing layers of exposed rock

5024-hanaupah-canyon.jpg Hmmm... petrified wood? Thumbnails Near the bottom of the little hill, I take a look back up Hmmm... petrified wood? Thumbnails Near the bottom of the little hill, I take a look back up Hmmm... petrified wood? Thumbnails Near the bottom of the little hill, I take a look back up Hmmm... petrified wood? Thumbnails Near the bottom of the little hill, I take a look back up Hmmm... petrified wood? Thumbnails Near the bottom of the little hill, I take a look back up

I keep imagining walking in the light snow up there on Telescope Peak.