Replaced the net style door pockets (why Jeep used them is beyond me) with custom made hard pockets. Only did the front passenger and driver side door pockets as the others are not ready to throw away yet. Makes a real difference in appearance and holds things safely in place. About a twenty minute project using a sharp knife and small sharp scissors to remove the netting, no tools required to install the new pockets except patience.
Another image from our trip to Mount Rainier WA of one of many ridges visible through the trees! There are so many things to see and enjoy on this mountain that you could spend weeks there and not see it all.
What it looks like at Longmire Lodge in the winter time!
Today I finished the 7 day process of making Canadian style bacon. Out of the Traeger Pellet smoker at 150 degrees and now on the cooling rack, then into the refrigerator and tomorrow I will break it down into three chunks for future use. Sliced like thick bacon fried or just heated up in the microwave it is ready to eat.
We went to Utah to visit my fathers small farm after not having been there for many years and on that trip we included an excursion to Bryce Canyon national park. Below are some of the pictures from with in the park that I really like. In a few short miles the landscape just keeps changing.
A friend of mine and a co worker for many years is a motor cycle enthusiast both off road and on road and he was wanting to create a GPS record around the perimeter of Capital Forest. Since I had the jeep we decided to travel the route together in the jeep and record our route which came close to 90 miles of forest roads and took most of a day, but we now both have our own route usable with our GPS devices. We traveled from roughly 200 feet elevation on up to 2600 hundred feet. I learned a lot about a new software and had a great time.
Steve on our first stop and where we had lunch
First break and lunch time at a Landing turned into a primitive camp site with a view
From the landing across a valley you can see a logging tower where they drag the trees to load on trucks for the trip out!
A bonus view while working our way across a ridge. A view of Summit Lake through the trees.
Another view of Summit lake, clear cuts and homes.
And the result is a GPX route for our future use.
This is the lodge on Mount Rainier where the skiers and the trail walkers come in from the snow to warm up and have a meal it is also a restaurant and hotel (booked way out in advance). We were shooting footage (video) for my friends video production company called Glory Scapes and he wanted snowing conditions which is what we found. If you have never been there it is a beautiful place with lots to do and lots of things to photograph. It was cold, snowing and we could not get up to the main observatory as they closed the roads beyond our parking lot. This image was shot with my D200 and my 70 to 200 mm VR Nikon lens. as was the image below.
This is the “General Store” where they sell a varity of things all worth looking at and considering. The store sits below and beside the Lodge you see in the above image with a covered walk way between the buildings and yes the snow is half way up the side of the building. Notice the giant snow ball on top of the chimney (no fire now) that looks like a giant beach ball. There were a couple of trees that were broken off up high with the same kind of build up of snow. It was a great outing and Russ came home with a series of good footage and I have a bunch of snow pictures to enjoy.