NOTES FROM THE ROAD



Moonlit Arrival…


Full moon over the trees…


18 April 2019: Arrived to Pine Grove PA around midnight with the eerie light of the full moon coming up over the trees …



Heading out for a Roadtrip…


An auspicious fortune when departing NY…


18 April 2019: Starting the roadtrip to coal country in Pennsylvania where we have a couple of events going on this weekend, and got a very appropriate “fortune” cookie before leaving NY …



Along the Fire Island National Seashore…


Wildlife and scenic trails…


7 April 2019: Headed to the south shore of Long Island to enjoy the nice weather and make a visit to the beach and the Fire Island National Seashore backcountry. The deer were out near the bay side and there was not a lot of wind, so a perfect day for taking a long walk behind the beach dunes then back along the edge of the shore …



On the Trail out East…


Getting the JL on dirt…


6 April 2019: Less than a week old and in search of dirt, the new JL found a nice scenic trail out east on a perfect spring Saturday. Lots of wildlife out and about too: saw a pair of eagles and some herons around the marshy areas of the east end …



Spring in New York…


First flowers back home…


5 April 2019: Long Island is welcoming spring with the first crocuses poking up from the ground and a few beautiful sunny days this week. Planning to get the JL out east over the weekend …



Getting Familiar with the JL…


Style and Function…


3 April 2019: Started getting to know the new Jeep and learning about all the new high-tech features. The on-board navigation system and controls are quite different from the 2007 JKU. And the styling with red accents throughout is just beautiful …



A New Jeep in New York…


Back home and got a brand new JL Rubicon…


2 April 2019: A big day today, driving from Nesconset to Bedford Hills to pick up a new Jeep — a Firecracker Red 2019 JL Rubicon with eTorque. Put the first 100 miles on it driving back home, and it felt good on the highway. Can’t wait to get it out on the trail …


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THIS MONTH:

Heading to Pennsylvania Coal Country for the Women’s Wheeling Day Trail Guide Training with theOffRoad Consulting group at Rausch Creek. The full-day training focuses on the most important aspects of trail guiding and covers what is expected of Guides both on and off the trails during the event …


COMING UP SOON:

Taking part in a field research weekend at the International Wolf Center in Ely Minnesota. The “Track the Pack” event focuses on wolf research and management, as we join IWC biologists and learn to use telemetry equipment in the field to locate and study wild wolves in the area. We will spend time trekking through the forest in search of signals from a wild wolf pack, and also have an opportunity to observe the programs’ “ambassador wolves” at the center to gain insight into the animals’ behaviors and the functioning of a pack …


Joining the ladies at Woman and Machine New England for a day of automotive learning fun focused on cars, engines, welding, and more. This automotive educational and networking event is designed for those who want to understand more about their vehicles and/or explore the skill sets that make up various realms within the automotive industry. The event is open to everyone from seasoned professionals to the wrench-curious ladies who are interested in learning more about cars from other women …


Back to Pennsylvania Coal Country to guide for the 2019 Women’s Wheeling Day at Rausch Creek Offroad Park hosted by Jeep Girls Rock. The day focuses on learning, enjoying the trails and meeting new friends, and is for all trail levels, from beginners to advanced. Female Guides will be assigned to each group and will encourage those who have never wheeled before as they build confidence out on the trails and learn what their vehicle is capable of (guys are welcomed to attend and ride along with women drivers at this family event) …


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