I paused here at Long Run Rd and aired down here where I had the last county-supplied illumination. I also decided to turn on my rear camp lights and leave them illuminated. That really helped when I took a wrong turn leaving the trail and had a bit more illumination than what is provided by the reverse lights. I will probably also re-use the extra power feed in the bed to mount some additional lights rear facing on the rear bumper for that purpose.
|Doin' it on the rocks; doin' it in the dark.|
But it turned out they were actually anxious to save face on the day. There were several minor mechanical issues and overheating scares by a few of the Jeeps. The FJ, the Ford (full size F150) and the two Nissans were otherwise unfazed until this happened...which wasn't even bad.
And then there's some more gratuitous mud. It's almost like I had a force field and was throwing the mud away from my hand and the camera.