We have canceled our trail plans so many times over the past few weeks due to weather, illness, schedule problems, etc. that I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms. We will definitely be out on the trail again next weekend, no matter what happens. And it will be a scenic trip with lots of photographs.
In the meantime I wanted to share two trail videos put together by my friend Cindy at Project-JK. Sure, WayOfLife posts them, but make no mistake, Cindy is the one behind the scenes doing all of the camera work and editing, and she does an awesome job.
Since I've had so many people e-mail asking about Coyote Canyon, this first video is from our 2007 Newbie run. It's funny for me to see how far our jeeps have grown since this video was shot. What a difference a year makes!
When the credits start rolling you'll see me demonstrating how to make my near world famous omelets in a bag. This is my favorite camp breakfast because there is no cleanup required and it takes up hardly any in the cooler. Just put your eggs in a ziploc freezer bag (it MUST be a freezer bag) and add whatever you desire; cheese, bacon, sausage, onions, peppers, mushrooms, s&p...then squish it all up together. Then seal the ziploc, roll it up tightly and throw it in the cooler. Come breakfast time, just place the bag in boiling water. The eggs will set best if you periodically give the bag a squeeze (it's hot, be careful and use a towel or something). Don't let the bag touch the sides of the pot; some people like to use a laundry pin or the like to clip the bag to the pot handle. Cooking time depends on temperature and elevation, but it's not long. If you really want to save on cleanup you can eat it right out of the bag, or you can roll your fluffy omelet onto a plate.
This second one I had to share even though I missed this trip just because it is awesome and Cindy just posted it yesterday. If you like hard core rock crawling you will love this video from the Niagara Rim trail in the Stanislaus National Forest deep in the heart of the Sierras. With obstacle names like No Way Out, Hard Brake Hill and Sidewall Suicide, you know this is a challenging and difficult trail.
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