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We finally got out in the Jeep. We, like a lot of people had a bad wildfire season. We had a few days where it was stated that we had the worst air quality in the World. Our wilderness was so dry I didn't want to be that guy who caused a grass fire.
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You mean
You hope you don't get a normal winter like us East Coast people have every year.
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I sadly could not get a picture, but on the way home from work, some guy in a Honda Accord fell off the side of a road on my drive home. It was literally parked in the bushes at a 45 degree angle right. I'm driving by and I was like ooo that’s weird I didn’t think the shoulder was that wide……wait WHAT?

I am so bummed there was too much traffic to get a picture
 
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This time of year most of our trips seem to end in the dark. I need to get some additional lighting. Anyone use rock lights regularly?
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I do use rock lights regularly.

But for conditions like I think I see in your picture, I don't bother with them.

Messed with a lot of lights on my LJ. Few years ago I bit the bullet and outfitted it with Rigid cubes. Fogs on the bumper (aimed appropriately low). Ditch lights on the A pillars (see the critters well before they reach the road). Dispersed on the back (awesome reverse lighting, pretty dang good camp/work lighting).

The Rigid fogs by themselves would be a huge improvement over what I see in your pic. Combined with the sides hooter's on the A pillars, it would be a difference like night and day.

You can see the fogs on the bumper and the side shooters on the A pillars in this pic.




Those round KC's are "slimlight" long range. They were worthless as teets on a boar in stock configuration. My Cibie E code housings with 55-100 H4's on a relay harness, on hi beam, completely overpowered the KC "long range" lights. Put a ChiCom HID kit in them and they penciled in some good light well ahead of the H4's on high. But, with both those Rigid fog and side shooters on, even the HID kittled version of the KC's doesn't add much. Just a bit of extra brightness at the edge directly ahead.

You can see where I have the Rigid "dispersed" lights mounted on the dead coyote rack in the pic below. They really light up the world as reverse lights and work dang good as camp/work lights too (I have them switched both ways).



Try some Rigid fogs on your bumper, I think you'd be delighted.

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I am going with some better on the bumper but I have a real dead spot right by the front wheels. It is really hard to place a tire even if I am just turning around. Thinking of a rock light or?
 

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I am going with some better on the bumper but I have a real dead spot right by the front wheels. It is really hard to place a tire even if I am just turning around. Thinking of a rock light or?
I installed a wired cam in a pocket under the front bumper that was really helpful with tire placement especially when crawling in a notch.
 

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I have a camera that I need to test out with my Radio. It was originally for a backup cam, but the radio accepts both front and rear. So I should install it as an optional spotter
 

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The drone coverage is amazing!
 

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Very cool video DAA of the San Rafael Desert

Pic: Wild fire 2020 cutting us off from doing a pre-run exploration. Highway 120 goes through the saddle left of the smoke plume.

Eastern Sierra, California, south end of Mono Lake on the road to Navy Beach tufa towers. High point where the smoke is rising is Panum Crater formed by a realitvely recent volcanic eruption, 6-700 years ago. We envisioned that this is what an eruption might look like. The smoke made for an eerie apocalyptic sky... dusk at midday.
 
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