Wow... it's been a while since I've written, and so damn much has happened, too. Oh well, at least I have video and pics of it. I'm currently working on the picture pages for our last few trips... The last journal entry I made was actually before White Mountain... since then we've had WM, WMII and a nice shooting trip last week out near Mojave, CA. Things haven't changed too much in the past 2 months, though. I've lost some weight, gotten in better shape, then jacked up my knee in a stupid moment on the tennis court so I'm now temporarily (I hope) disabled from any activities that require the use of my left leg, which pretty much means I can't do a damn thing. I bought a 1998 Isuzu Trooper a couple weeks ago, and I'm pretty happy with that. I don't really like the "off-white" color, and I need to do away with the tire cover and running boards, and the tires are not good on dirt at all, but besides these few fairly easily solvable setbacks it's a damn near perfect vehicle for me. Josh has the Dodge Ram, I have the Trooper, and now Lan has a 1999 Ford Ranger. We are pretty much covered for all our biking, hiking, camping, shooting and other trips.
White Mountain was a blast, and included Josh, Lan, Jarr, Aaron and of course, myself. Hopefully I'll go through some time and fill in a little story into the pics page I put up... along with WMII and the Mojave shooting trip. Actually I guess there isn't all that much to say about the shooting/offroading trip except that things went well with the Trooper and shooting skeet with the FP6 was great. Here's a little ghetto pic of the Trooper:
Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the peak on either WM trip, save for Josh, who hit it up on the second attempt. He could have made it on the first, actually, but we held him back until it was too late for him to keep going. He apparently left us a message in the summit log that some day we are all supposed to read. Damn him for making me wonder what crap he said about us that tons of people who are in better shape than I am will get to read before me.
We have 3 trips scheduled for the next few months, including an offroading/camping trip on the Cerro Gordo Trail in the Inyo National Forest out near Keeler, CA, WMIII - Return to White Mountain, and a trip out to Nevada for some plane crash site finding. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with the funding for these trips, the Trooper down payment, monthly payments, and insurance will ahve me wiped out for the next 2 months. Too bad I have nothing left to sell, or I'd raise the necessary money right quick.
Well, I suppose it's time to get back to work on the rest of the site... my bio is looking pretty crappy, all it talks about is photography... it was written last year, I think. It ends with, "As time goes on, and I become more comfortable and better with street photography, I hope to bring you better and better images to view, and possibly own. For now, I am just enjoying myself in what I consider an adventure???" How pathetic and how untrue... at least, it is now... photography has taken on a new purpose for me. Before I was out there trying to capture bits of other people's (mostly strangers) lives, and now I use it mostly to record bits of mine, and of those who are important to me. Interesting how much one can change in so little time.