now, i've been 4 wheelin once before, just mom and i, on a pretty easy trail. we were actually in 2 wheel drive but it was kick ass! even got a little bit of muddin in :D
anywho, made sure to bring my new camera. i took about 70 pics and 3 short vids. had to get new batteries when we met up with the benfields as the ones that came with it were already dead, lol.
i think we left the house at about 5:30 ish. there were mom, david, his fiance jenny and i. we were out with his '85 3/4 ton chevy blazer 4x4. on a difficulty scale of 1 - 5 david said the trails were a 2.5 compared to what he'd been on with his cj5 jeep. anyways, goin up the trail we met up with a guy whose friend had flipped his toyota onto its right side on a particularly nasty spot. the kid was gonna leave the truck till he could find someone to help him out. luckily josh had a winch on his truck. the benfields had been behind us and backed down the trail to go round the other way to pull the kid out. we were gonna back down too but stalled out and then couldn't get started. david went up the hill and, all the guys together, got the truck back on all 4's and got her runnin with some starter fluid as all the fuel had drained out of the carburetor. then the benfields and one of the guys from the other bunch came back and got david started back up. was a burned out battery cable or something. got'er goin , backed on out and finished the trail. the kid drivin the toyota paid for $50 worth of gas for both david and josh for helpin him out. kid was lucky he didn't do more damage and that he came upon us.
at a couple of parts on the trail i got pretty freaked. started having flashbacks of the truck accident. but i guess it didn't scare me too badly as i really wanna go again. if david doesn't have to work the weekend of the 29th i want the 4 of us go to camping. it's so gorgeous up there!! at one point it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. we were high enough up that there was no traffic noise. not even the birds were singing. it was really nice. there's a shelter up there and plenty of space for the 4 of us to camp out. i want to do it before it gets too much cooler at night tho mom n i have camped in 12 degree weather. i will definitely be taking my camera and plenty of extra batteries. may have to pick up another memory card.
i'm gonna try and embed all 3 short vids into this post. will have to wait till tomorrow nite to get some pics up on photobucket and post them here. took me a while to get the vids uploaded. i am going to have to play with the settings on my camera so the pics aren't such huge files. i will try to edit them so they're smaller.
on our way home mom mentioned i should have gotten video of the guys pullin the toyota out but i wasn't figuring on doing much walking (and can't wear sneakers or boots anyways) so i only had my crocs on. i will eventually get some footage of david on the trail tho.