Friday, July 16, 2010

Dirt roads in hail storms are fun!

Here I’ve got the Flip Video hooked to the roof rack as I drive from the South Forty back to camp in a hail storm.  I hit a poor little tree near the end.

5 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Okay, I watched the first 5 minutes of it. I doubt you'll make it to the Sundance festival with this one, but it was a nice look at a bit of the property.
Please explain how your camera was protected during this.

Max said...

It pretty much wasn't protected. Since we were already moving when the hail started, my theory was that if I just kept moving the water would miss the camera. Not quite right, but the camera did survive. Those Flip Video cameras are a lot better built than most cell phones I've drowned.

A Paperback Writer said...

So, dumb luck then? Hey, whatever works.
Nice place ya got in them hill there, pardner. Looks like a fun spot to visit.
My parents own some undeveloped land, but a chunk of it's in CA and I've never seen it (they just hold onto it for investment purposes) and the rest is grazing land rented out to farmers in Wasatch County (Mom inherited that). We never did anything fun like camp on the spots even back in our camping days.

Max said...

I'm going with my driving expertise and nimble ability to dodge raindrops, instead of dumb luck.
We bought the property mainly for camping. Over the last 20 years it's been getting harder and harder to camp down in Southern Utah, you used to be able to go down there, find a spot and not see anyone, other than your group, for days. Now it ain't so.

A Paperback Writer said...

It was a good idea. :)