Sunday, January 30, 2022

Winter Field Day 2022

 Me and a buddy set up for Winter Field Day in the common area.

  • Diagnosed his HT issues and surmised the mic was broken :(
  • Tried out my end fed kit antenna.  Got great reception and was able to pick up contacts in Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  Couldn't make any good contacts so need to work on transmitting.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Meet Rosie!

 The newest edition to the family: Rosie, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe Rubicon!

Options include front mounted trail cam, tow package, cold weather package, gorilla glass windshield.  The strike gray color is very similar to Bessy.

2021 Jeep 4xe

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Joshua Tree Overnighter

 Another winter trip up to Joshua Tree NP, this time to Black Rock Canyon campground.  On the way out, we head south through the park which I had never been before.

Our campground

View from the Panorama Trail

Snow-capped San Jacinto and San Gorgonio

Monday, January 03, 2022

Content, Content, Content

One of the changes I have made since the start of COVID was to change my consumption of content.  Recently, we had Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.  But I started watching those less and less as my interests became more focused on specific subjects.  I got into YouTube and found great creators in subjects that I enjoyed.  Since I have the means, I am able to support these folks directly (usually via Patreon).  Lately some have been posting to alternative platforms to avoid the YouTube nonsense.

Some of the stuff I have been watching:

New Years Weekend Activities

We started the new year off strong with a nice session at the The Gun Range (they have the best RSO's) and a great hike at Cuyamaca (Afoot and Afield #162).

Bridge over Stonewall Creek

Interesting victim of a fire

View to the north with a snow--covered San Gorgonio in the background