Thanks for the kind words, always enjoy hearing about others adventures in the making (AT and So. America).
For my 47th birthday I hiked the John Muir Trail, one of my daughter did 160 miles of it with me, she made a video as a gift and the trip has become one of my fondest memories.
After leaving Mitchell Caverns we proceeded to Western Ariz to explpre the area east of Parker. New territory for me. Got to test out my articulation on one climb and managed to blow out a seal on my rear ARB locker. (Still driveable)
More repairs, but fortunately, I can do most at my home and don't have to surrender my vehicle to a shop and then post bail.
Thanks and would enjoy hearing about So. America.