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Old 05-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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Tired and Happy

This was at the end of a shoot one of my sponsors did for an ad... hope they put the jeep shot in! I'm a bit bedraggled, and tired, but happy after a fun day taking the photog to a few of my secret spots... then we finished up here at Green River Overlook.

I then put 1300 miles on my jeep... much of it off road... camping/shooting/target shooting/hiking... then finished with 5 more days in Moab teaching at a photo symposium...

Marshall is working out perfectly. I love the onboard air, with the hose to air back up. Makes it easier - than dragging out the portable, connecting it to the battery, and moving it tire to tire. Didn't install it just for that reason, it runs my lockers... but it's a great bonus.

The new gears (4.88's) are the perfect choice for my amount of miles on road and off... and it's nice to have a lower 4 X low...

My dad was a flight surgeon in the Army Air Corps... hence the decals, newly added.

And I REALLY LOVE my tan AEV seat covers. I'll have to try and get some pics up soon.

But 11 days and 1378 miles (including teaching 2 workshops and giving a presentation) later..... I'm whooped. Nice to poke in and look around here though....
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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All that build up and only one picture? We want more!

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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All that build up and only one picture? We want more!
OK Tom.... but really, I'm not getting off the couch until bed time... then I may just stay here anyway.... I'm soooooo tired, and the other pics are on an external hardrive and the memory sticks... since I was working... I was shooting a lot with 3 different cameras. And a Sig Sauer

Tomorrow..... I promise!

Gawd I love my jeep....
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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So. Here's some snaps of the newer stuff.... newest yesterday... the thimble.
Also, ARB compressor (for lockers and airing up tires)
AEV tan seat covers (cleaned up amazingly well during the trip)
Hose for air kit, you can see the nipple it attaches to, just inside my bumper. I keep a rubber thingy on it to keep it clean...
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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Dual Batteries (for those that have not seen it)

and one of my campsites, and if you look closely above the partial jeep photo.... you'll see Anasazi Petroglyphs. Look above the hood, on the roundish rock outcropping. It was pretty amazing traveling and camping close to old art and cliff dwellings.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #6
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The ARB awning, sets up in less than 5 minutes.... that includes staking it down. I hang little lanterns from it at night.... My husband liked it so much on our last trip he's getting one for his Toyo.

I decided against the on-board shower (Helton Showers), and chose a portable ZODI instead... so we can switch between vehicles. It worked out very well also. The box it come in/stores in - holds the water for use. I made a 16"x16" platform to stand on out of 2x2x16 inch pieces of redwood (came in 48" lengths)... water drains through the slats I left. The water heats quickly through the coils using a small propane canister... and batteries run the pump. Beats the heck out of a sun shower if it's not hot out!
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Awesome.

You are the Inspector Gadget of Jeepdom.
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I love your Jeep build CG3.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #9
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Man love the pic's, I am looking into winch just woundering if that is why 2 batterys
and seeing pic looks like you moved them.
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That is ONE awesome Jeep.

If you're ever passing through NorCal (especially the Bay Area) say hi! We'll grab some cool pics over the Santa Cruz Mountains here
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kbwwolf: Gadgets make all the difference in my comfort when I'm on the road and in the back-country... especially when I'm out for a week or more... AND anything that might make it easier if I get myself mucked up and stuck... well... yeah... I'm a gadget meister But only ONLY if I really think I need it.... gotta keep the weight down amap

Thanks Dreg.... it's been 11 months now... and I'm just so in love with my jeep.

rand4x4... dual bats help for winching... I'm sure, but the main reason is: last spring I got in a bad spot with a dead battery, power windows were down, sleeping in my jeep (my last jeep), it snowed, and I had no cell reception. And I was about 3 miles or more from any possible traffic out dirt roads in the La Sal Range. Now I can jump start myself if needed
Oh... and I had about 40 lbs of camera gear with me... so a walk out would NOT have been fun. Fortunately, I had a friend meeting me there the next day...

Tom.... not sure if yer pokin fun at me... I'm thinking not - so

Here's one of my photos from the trip before:
Temple of the Moon 5 minute exposure... more than a half moon...
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Here's one of my photos from the trip before:
Temple of the Moon 5 minute exposure... more than a half moon...
Awesome photograph
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So. Here's some snaps of the newer stuff.... newest yesterday... the thimble.
Also, ARB compressor (for lockers and airing up tires)
AEV tan seat covers (cleaned up amazingly well during the trip)
Hose for air kit, you can see the nipple it attaches to, just inside my bumper. I keep a rubber thingy on it to keep it clean...
Ha...."rubber thingy"! Chicks and Jeeps rock!
Sharp looking and practical build CG3.
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Awesome Jeep, and GREAT photo of Temple of the Moon. What kind of camera gear do you use? I want to upgrade to a D3s for my aviation photography hobby.
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Oh that looks like so much fun. I'm hoping our little midgets enjoy camping. They're 4 now so we're finally gonna try it. Taking two 4 year olds along the way on the trail is either gonna be really fun, or really taxing. Probably both, but I'm thinking they're gonna enjoy it.

It's hilarious to see how excited these two kids get about the Jeeps.
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CG3,
Awesome set-up you have there. I'm guessing as is normal you changed the gearing due to the underpwrd 3.8 and all the stuff you've added to make it actually useable? Who did you talk to/reference to decide to use the 4.88 vs others?

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chris.george - will do. Lived up there for 6 years (Pleasanton - back when there was 1 stop light on main street) trained race horses for 30 some odd years... May be up there this summer. Headed farther north via Big Sur...

C6Rubicon Thanks

damndirtydog... Works for me for sure!

bolackey.... I use a D3X and all primes (lota zeiss) for landscape... and a D3S for sports (husband is pro surfer/kite surfer/snow kiter/sup'er etc.... and a HUGE photo slut ) It's also my back up incase of D3X failure. Or in blowing sand, a lens on each... so I don't have to swap. I do a bit from a heli... you'll love the D3S

Hey there snochick... where are you? I'm at 8000' in the Wasatch (love the snow)... for the winter/spring. I'll bet your kids will love it. Have fun for sure

NCflyer - you got it. Once I got all the steel on board... and water and gas and food and gear etc.... it was heinous in head winds and up big mountains. I actually talked to quite a few folks before I changed. The decision to go with the 4.88's rather than 5.13's or? was made due to the amount of freeway driving I do. It's working out quite well. If I had it to do again, I'd do the same thing.

Next year - Elephant Hill up into the Needles/Chesler Park area for a week or so... I stayed at the overlook for a night this last trip. Pretty amazing area.
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chris.george - will do. Lived up there for 6 years (Pleasanton - back when there was 1 stop light on main street) trained race horses for 30 some odd years... May be up there this summer. Headed farther north via Big Sur...
He he, there are a lot of places further north than Big Sur (Also an amazing place!). Wow! I remember when Pleasanton didn't even have a downtown myself! Another SF East Bayer, how awesome. (I grew up in Pleasant Hill)
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chris.george.... yes.... and we are planning on going on up into Pioneer, CA. via Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Carmel, SF, and on up...

Maybe dinner or a drive?
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Love the temple of the moon pic. Heading down to Capitol Reef next Sunday. Unfortunatly won't have my Jeep. Rented an SUV so won't be as much fun.
Carolyn do you publish your photos? Or have a web site to see more of them?
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Love the temple of the moon pic. Heading down to Capitol Reef next Sunday. Unfortunatly won't have my Jeep. Rented an SUV so won't be as much fun.
Carolyn do you publish your photos? Or have a web site to see more of them?
A few have been published, but only because of articles about me. My website is www.carolynguild.com

I exhibit in galleries and museums.

I also teach workshops and give presentations. I have the honour to be presenting to the members of the San Diego Museum of Art May 21st

That's why the build I have... gets me farther away... comfortably and safely (yeah that's all relative I know) And it's a darned good excuse to go camping

So the link does not appear to work. It's www.myname.com (carolyguild)
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You go girl, that's totally awesome.
I'll have to check out your website.
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Epic work! Thank you for sharing.
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chris.george.... yes.... and we are planning on going on up into Pioneer, CA. via Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Carmel, SF, and on up...

Maybe dinner or a drive?
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HK_Runner... Thanks!

damndirtydog.... have a great time at the reef.... it's sooooo beautiful. Ogden? Not far from us. We are in Big Cottonwood. My bumper came from Ogden...

.45acpunlimited... thanks kindly!

.steaed77 ... glad you like it.

chris.george - be in touch!

Thanks again all for the looks/comments Planning/building/having stuff done/planning..... it's been quite an adventure. It will be one year in 19 days. Pealed off the decals the day I drove him home.
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Ha, must have ordered it from Fat Bobs garage. He's about 3 miles down the road from my condo in Ogden. We'll be moving over to Eden next year by Powder Mountain. Have not been up Big Cottonwood canyon to Solitude or Brighton yet. Maybe catch you on the slopes next year.

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