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!

A field of pink wildflowers along Highway 120 prompts me to pull over

1626-hwy-120-wildflowers.jpg A prickly poppy blooms along the road, with Crater Mountain in the background Thumbnails  A few yellow flowers (anisocoma?) punctuate the monkeyflowers and lupines A prickly poppy blooms along the road, with Crater Mountain in the background Thumbnails  A few yellow flowers (anisocoma?) punctuate the monkeyflowers and lupines A prickly poppy blooms along the road, with Crater Mountain in the background Thumbnails  A few yellow flowers (anisocoma?) punctuate the monkeyflowers and lupines A prickly poppy blooms along the road, with Crater Mountain in the background Thumbnails  A few yellow flowers (anisocoma?) punctuate the monkeyflowers and lupines A prickly poppy blooms along the road, with Crater Mountain in the background Thumbnails  A few yellow flowers (anisocoma?) punctuate the monkeyflowers and lupines

Mostly pink monkeyflower with some small purple lupines mixed in. The yellow flower might be an anisocoma (scale bud).