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  1. Do you only have two days?

    I just read the thread, if I understand the timing correctly, you only have two days to reach DC? Is that correct?

    If so, by the fastest possible route you are 1273 miles from DC. Which means...
  2. How much time do have

    How much time do you have at this point before you need to be back in DC?
  3. Cooler tomorrow, fire weather returns on Monday

    Yeah, I am monitoring the fire command channels -- they are working hard to catch the latest run.

    Mark
  4. Sticky: and... drop the nose and INCREASE THE POWER

    George,

    Of course, it would be a rapid climb... That was my point, an aircraft that suddenly loses 25,000 pounds of ballast would rise rapidly and correspondingly lose lift (which could cause it...
  5. Sticky: the "g-forces" that helitanker

    That's a pretty good article. I saw it (if you count radar as "seeing") working on the Bobcat fire in southern California over the last month.

    As a friend mentioned to me -- can you imagine the...
  6. Sticky: "police officer"?

    Yeah, that was a good story! I was a little confused about the mention of a "police officer" working for CalFire? I thought that everyone who works for CalFire is a firefighter or works in CalFire...
  7. Sticky: The largest helitanker in the world...

    And this is sort of interesting.

    The largest helitanker in the world...

    Operated by Coulson Aviation, Inc., the "Very Large" CH-47 Chinook Helitanker (VLHT) is equipped with a state-of-the-art...
  8. Sticky: Most Sierra Nevada Web Cams offline

    Took a quick view around the Sierra Nevada's -- lots and lots smoke up there.

    Couple of views of note:

    This is the CalFire Air Tanker Base in Ramona, California. Both S-2 Air Tankers are...
  9. Sticky: a new season of trans-Sierra Nevada road trips

    Yep, this really does seem like a "lost season of roadtripping."

    A good call and looking forward to a new season of trans-Sierra Nevada road trips in Spring 2021!
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    Sticky: How to practice responsible tourism during COVID-19

    Benjamin Collin manages a PR/Marketing firm and he has sent me a few emails about posting a new guide about dealing with the Coronavirus. The information was written from the perspective of UK...
  11. Hope it eases up soon.

    I am sure that is challenging, learning all of this new software. Hope it eases up soon.

    Mark
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    #vanlife community

    I didn't even know that there was such a thing...

    A press release issued today:

    A new startup aims to provide a platform connecting homeowners with extra parking spaces to the rapidly growing...
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    Road Geeks Abide

    I used to be e in touch with these guys -- but they have taken being a road geek to a whole new level.
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    I bet the common carriers love that stretch,

    I bet the common carriers love that stretch, since the dispatch offices are state based for both UPS/FedEx and the USPS
  15. these are fast-running fires

    Yes, these are fast-running fires. Did you see the video of the start of the 1-70 fire? I will see if can't find it again and post here.

    Mark
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    That is some very cool road trip trivia!

    That is some very cool road trip trivia!

    How does the state patrol work along this stretch? Is it patrolled by both state police departments?

    Mark
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    Our idea was to use geo tags tied directly into the app

    Well, that's pretty bizarre -- that they didn't build for both platforms. Good to know!

    I am not sure, and not having an iPhone, I didn't test it, as did AZBuck.

    Our idea was to use geo tags...
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    A New App for RoadTrippers

    INTRODUCING HEARHERE - A NEW AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT APP FOR ROAD-TRIPS
    New App Connects Road-Trippers With The People, Places and History of the Land As They Travel

    Launching today and available...
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    Sticky: Wow, that was a sobering read.

    Wow, that was a sobering read.

    Wish I could think of something to do to help.

    I personally have a lot of people and lot of families relying on me to make good enough decisions to stay healthy...
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    Sticky: Hoping that all of the teachers who are required to report to duty remain healthy!

    I have been conducting a straw poll with folks I personally know who have young children in their households. Almost all are planning on keeping their children at home for the the next 10 weeks and...
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    Sticky: And it's cutting close to home here.

    And it's cutting close to home here.

    Two more friends, about three blocks from my house, both tested posted positive, both have symptoms, for Covid-19. One is recovering. The other is quite ill....
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    Stealing TP seems pretty low-handed.

    Bad behavior on all accounts. I do know that early on, truckers would arrive at truck stops and find all of the fresh food (at the mini-grocery stores) already purchased by local families. Made it...
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    Excellent and interesting responses.

    Excellent and interesting responses.

    I've suggested to Bruce that it's time for him to respond "in-person" --

    Thanks again,

    Mark
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    BJ has some questions for you

    So, from a long-time RTA Contributing Writer member who seems to be too shy to post his own posts (hint: he has been a member since 2011 -- so you know it is not me...)

    What he wants to know is:...
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    Great photos -- Thanks for sharing

    Viewing the photos is as close to being on a road trip as I am likely to be this year.

    Thanks for sharing them and reporting on what you found out there. I would certainly prefer that you had...
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