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Does your medical bag contain diarrhea medicine? I bet it does now. Always include Benadryl, just in case you get stung by something too.
Did the Check Engine light come on when the car was acting up? Get it scanned if it did, because it may have been stored a code so you can address the problem. If no light, it was most likely fuel or fuel pressure. Were you low on gas? If the fuel pump is getting tired, it will heat up more when not submerged with gas and may start giving you pressure problems. Could be weak too and may need to be replaced. I'm pretty sure the pressure is easy to check on a honda. If it is out of spec by only 1 psi, replace it.
Thanks for the report. Did you see/hear the herd of Burros?
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Quote from: elhombre on January 20, 2019, 09:13:22 AMThanks for the report. Did you see/hear the herd of Burros?Actually, you reminded me that I forgot something amazing. On the way back to the tent after getting water, I heard what I thought was burros but I dismissed it until I came over a rise and saw a herd of them. Smack dab in the middle of the herd was a solid white burro. They were far enough away and camouflaged enough that I might not have seen them had the white one not been there.I was told there are roughly 3 small herds that wander that part of the park. The rangers had never heard of the white one.
Great photos, Losthiker! They really do show the BBRSP terrain, which is in many ways a lot rougher than most of BBNP. Nice wildlife shots, too. Txlj may be right about your having created a new legend - The White Burro. I suspect people will be looking for it now!
Quote from: Losthiker68 on January 20, 2019, 11:23:34 AMQuote from: elhombre on January 20, 2019, 09:13:22 AMThanks for the report. Did you see/hear the herd of Burros?Actually, you reminded me that I forgot something amazing. On the way back to the tent after getting water, I heard what I thought was burros but I dismissed it until I came over a rise and saw a herd of them. Smack dab in the middle of the herd was a solid white burro. They were far enough away and camouflaged enough that I might not have seen them had the white one not been there.I was told there are roughly 3 small herds that wander that part of the park. The rangers had never heard of the white one. I'm going to have to go with at least FOUR of the white burros. One is just behind these three....BigBendRanch2018 (100) by Cookie, on FlickrWe did a 5 nighter at the end of Christmas break. Those burros party all night long! Kept us up most of the night when we were camped above Fresno Cascade.~Cookie
I love the shot, "Sunrise at South Leyva" (the non-gif). If it were calendar nomination time, it would get my vote.Great report.
My car somehow decided it was okay after we left Sanderson... (I never did figure out what happened, guessing either some bad fuel or a clogged fuel line that cleared itself.)
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