On You Tube I’m known as JeepsterGal and I’ve met many of you down in the San Juans. You can’t miss me…I’m the one in the white Jeep Cherokee with a camera mounted on my roof and the word “JeepsterGal” across my back bumper! Most of my videos are from the San Juans, but I do have other videos as well. I videotape the route using a Sticky Pod camera mount and take plenty of photos along the way!
My sidekick Rio is always with me, and you’ll see his predecessor Scooter in many of the older photos. My friend Jan helps drive and together we monitor the video through a portable DVD player we connect to the camera so we can make sure we’re getting the shot we want. It’s a tangle of wires and bungee cords inside, but somehow we usually get the shot!
The first time we used the camera mount was in 2006, on Yankee Boy Basin. We tried a side mount, a hood mount, a dash mount, and drove that trail 4 times in one day alone! One time we got to the end only to discover there was a drop of water on the lens from a puddle and the entire video was ruined. that prompted the use of the portable DVD player (and a raincoat for the camera). We’ve had lots of hits and misses filming these trails but the payoff when you round a curve and get that beautiful Colorado sky and a range of snow capped peaks is amazing! We can see it all play out in front of us on the DVD player and it’s a thrill to get that “money shot!”
Please visit my You Tube channel, JeepsterGal, and enjoy the videos!Share