From the WINDOWS, to the WALLS, til the sweat drop down my...forehead into my eye 😥it stings a lot
Step 8: after finishing the base of our camper, we put the final touches on a custom cab-over bed space. We riveted the skin to allow for more clearance above the cab (to avoid rubbing). We slapped on our black trim to hide the seams, using putty tape to seal the deal. We also completed all of the pop top walls and have them hinged n ready to spring into action. Our windows on each end piece were successfully installed and held in place by a lil piggy 🐽
Jan 17 Update — Today's storm has left 4-8 inches of snow across the Catskill Mountains. Expect winter conditions on trails across the Catskills. Snowshoes and/or traction devices are needed on most trails. Extensive ice has formed on most trails following the rain last week.
4 to 8 inches of snow fell across the Catskill region overnight, with the greatest accumulations at the highest elevations in the eastern and southern Catskills.
Road conditions vary widely, as do trailhead conditions. It is unlikely that all trailheads will be plowed today, which could make accessing some of them difficult.
Prepare properly for your winter hike.
Expect Winter Conditions: Following last week's warm temperatures and rain, snow and cold temperatures have returned. Snow and ice are present throughout the Catskills at the highest elevations. Snow depths range from 4 to 12+ inches, the most in the highest elevations. See the NERFC Snow Page for current snow information. The use of snowshoes is warranted throughout the region and are encouraged to prevent "post-holing," avoid injuries, and ease travel on snow (Post-holing - leaving deep footprints in the snow - makes trails more difficult and more hazardous for others to use). Crampons or other traction devices should be carried and used in icy areas (of which there are many). Those icy areas have increased dramatically since the thaw and melt last week.
Please refer to the earlier Trail Update for more information.
In An Emergency: Report backcountry emergencies, such as lost or injured hikers, and forest fires to the DEC Forest Rangers at 518-408-5850 or call 911 ❄️
Nothin like feelin those sparks fly when u meet a cutie
Step 7: Creating our own custom angled frame, filling it with a hardwood and screwing it together. Once we ground the screws flush we bent and wrapped the aluminum skin around it, creating a durable and ridged angled wall. A diy hack instead of making custom aluminum extrusions - watch out Pinterest 👀
The sun setting over the south rim illuminates a passing rain storm above the Colorado River. The seemingly endless canyons and the roaring rapids provide a unique perspective into the history of the American Southwest.
You know you have serious emotional & mental issues when you wake up at 5 am to go hit the trail for over an hour in 24 degree temps to reach a certain spot where you think the sunrise might look pretty good. Guessed right this morning.