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    [–] Calling All Journalists: What’s the most important concept for young/future journalists to understand? WRTRobb 3 points ago in Journalism

    Perfect list. I'd only add to read every sentence and ask whether it serves the reader, and axe it if the answer isn't an obvious yes.

    [–] Argument with Editor: Am I Wrong Here? WRTRobb 5 points ago in Journalism

    You say bridge burned, I say bullet dodged. This kind of thing never happens only once.

    [–] Jon Favreau teases classic Star Wars droid R5-D4 in The Mandalorian WRTRobb 2 points ago in television

    My daughter retconned R5 in her mind; she sees it that R5 pretended to blow up in front of Luke in ANH, sacrificing himself for R2's mission.

    Godspeed little dude.

    [–] Coffee set up? WRTRobb 4 points ago in overlanding

    Pourover. Virtually nothing to clean, unlike a French press. Get a little plastic Melitta, a paper filter, slowly pour boiling water over coffee into cup.

    [–] First time sleeping in my Kia Soul on Highway 1 near Ft Bragg WRTRobb 1 points ago in overlanding

    Reminded me of an old slide scan there for a minute, only spilling out onto the frame. Great pic.

    [–] Anyone want help planning a White Rim Trail trip? WRTRobb 2 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in overlanding

    Great time of year! But popular. You'll absolutely need a permit, the link is in one of my other comments. Permit automatically comes with your campsite reservation.

    I'll probably get the ebook version finished later this year, it may not emerge before your trip though. I'll try. :)

    Edit -- here's the booking link: https://canypermits.nps.gov/

    [–] Anyone want help planning a White Rim Trail trip? WRTRobb 9 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in overlanding

    Day passes are free, they issue 25 per day, and you can reserve them 24 hours in advance at the website I link in that other reply. (Edit: they are also available the day-of at the visitor center.)

    Camping on the White Rim without a backcountry permit is a wonderful way to add reasons for the park service to reduce everyone's access. If your friend can't get it together to get a permit they should camp elsewhere.

    [–] Anyone want help planning a White Rim Trail trip? WRTRobb 3 points ago in overlanding

    Temperate months are the brass ring, in my opinion. April, May, September, October. It's nice enough to enjoy without getting too cold at night, thunderstorms are fewer, no snow, not ungodly hot so you're not running back to your vehicle's air conditioning at every stop. That said, you can get super lucky in March and November, too. One of my favorite trips was in early March, it rained hard the week before and after we were there.

    How many days is a tough one, it depends on how much you like checking stuff out. If you're an avid hiker, there are enough side hikes to keep you busy for a a week or longer, but for most people who want to do all the stops and maybe a half-day messing around some side canyon (think cowboy inscriptions, etc.) I'd recommend two nights for busy days, or three nights for relaxed ones.

    When you pick your campsites, look at things you want to do and space out appropriately. Things like driving the Lathrop Road spur, or clambering into the Holman Slot, or checking out the "black crack", or whatever -- they all add time, and it's more fun if you're not rushing to "make time," IMO.

    [–] Anyone want help planning a White Rim Trail trip? WRTRobb 3 points ago in overlanding

    I hear ya on the limited campsites. Planning four months in advance isn't as simple as it sounds, I've done trips where a lot happened between making reservations and "time to go." When it falls through you're back to square one.

    On the flip side, of course, once you're reserved it's golden. One of the few opportunities in a national park that doesn't get more crowded during spring break or the like.

    I didn't shoot video, my hands aren't particularly steady -- I imagine causing a lot of seasickness if I had a YouTube channel. I'll keep an eye on yours, though.

    [–] Anyone want help planning a White Rim Trail trip? WRTRobb 2 points ago in overlanding

    Oh sure. And man, gotta say I'm hugely impressed with people who bikepack the road. Crazy long climb at the end no matter which way you go.

    [–] Anyone want help planning a White Rim Trail trip? WRTRobb 3 points ago in overlanding

    FYI the overnight permits book as early as four months out -- so February 1st they open up June 1st, etc. Book 'em here.

    For popular times of year it's helpful to book as early as possible; if you're booking at the edge of the reservation window you can book one night at a time for a couple of days, just leave a note to the backcountry permit office in your reservation form indicating that's what you're up to, and they'll hold off sending your permit until you indicate it's the last night you're reserving.

    [–] Anyone want help planning a White Rim Trail trip? WRTRobb 3 points ago in overlanding

    Cool shot. Yours looks higher up! I tried a bunch of spots to get as much of Shafer as possible, and that was my favorite. Off the road a bit right here is where I stood.

    [–] Moab, 1970 WRTRobb 1 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in moab

    Stumbled across these deep in YouTube, someone's silent 8mm film. Neat to see the old campers, Dead Horse Point State Park, Hole N the Rock, etc.