1800 mile 5 desert solo overland trip (SoCal)

These are some of my favorite photos of a trip I did in fall of 2019, covering 1800 miles across 5 deserts in Southern California solo. Areas included Anza Borrego, Algodones, Death Valley, the Mojave, and Joshua Tree. The route was in two parts.

  1. Drive from the bay area down to Anza Borrego to do shake out the truck, and gear and get to know what the vehicle could do. (I had sold a 4Runner to move to the LR4).
  2. Then get on the Pacific Coast Overland Route down near the Mexico border and follow that route as far as I could in the time available. I did about 2/3 of the California segment.
Started with new tires and wheels
Lashing and loading is critical
The IIDTool was mission critical
I love this thing