June 14, 2010
This podcast is about our adventure up the East Fork of the San Gabriel River to visit the Bridge to Nowhere and hopefully watch some bungee jumping. A lot of people have seen bungee jumping on television, but don’t get the real perspective or the adrenaline rush from experiencing it first hand.
I had been up the East Fork a few years ago, and even did a podcast about the trip but that trip was in mid August, when the water level was much lower and flowed with much less intensity that what we’d experience today. This was mid spring; and the snowmelt and winter runoff was in full force. This was going to be a much different hike than last time.
Some interesting links:
The Victorinox 4.8 Watt LED flashlight fits easily in a jacket or pack pocket and provides effective illumination to 225 feet.
If it’s got a Cree Bulb Get it
Pros: Long battery life, Bright, Durable
Cons: Heavy, No Beam Adjustment
Best Uses: Hiking, Day trip, Backpacking, Car Camping
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
I picked up one that looks just like it but its got CREE technology (Cree L.E.D.) bulb. It is easily 3-4 times brighter than the normal mini mag flashlight. It is similar in weight but is way way brighter. I end up throwing it into my pack as a backup to my Petzl Tikka and find myself using it more. It’s great for peaking into rock crevices and caves and I take it every morning and night on walks with the dogs. It’s a cool little light and I’m sure it will be around for many years.