It’s been several years since I spent my first night alone in the wilderness. This is where I slept, high atop the cliff face of Stairs Mountain, deep in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. Peace, quite, solitude, with awe inspiring views in almost any direction.
The last thing I saw before before closing the flap on my tent in the night and the first thing I saw when I emerged in the morning, the beauty of the mountains.
Should you get the chance, I highly recommend at least one solo wilderness camping trip.
The Path You Choose Is Your Own.
Lets start with 10,000
Thats the amount of horsepower put out by the engine in a top fuel car. During the course of each 1,000 foot, run a top fuel car consumes roughly 22 gallons of nitro-methane fuel.
Each run is less than 4 seconds long.
A top fuel car can go from zero to ever 330 MPH in as little as 3.7 seconds. Due to weather conditions, which can greatly affect the performance of these cars, those speed weren’t quite reached the day I was at the track. But they came close.
Top fuel cars come in two flavors.
Both cars use the same monstrous engines, but the dragsters are slightly quicker due to aerodynamics and engine placement. The dragsters, having the engine behind the driver places more weight on the rear wheel providing better traction for the launch.
While there are a large number of people on a top fuel cars pit crew, it’s up to the driver to win the race.
This is Brittany Force, she is one of those drivers.
Not who many of you would expect to see behind the wheel of one of these enormously powerful cars. You might be surprised just how many women drivers there are.
This is Brittany’s car.
(also seen leaving the starting line in the first photo)
…with my little eye a lady dressed in red.
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Over the past two weekends I’ve had the pleasure of leading a handful of workshop clients, (one all the way from Jordan!) throughout the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.
From waterfalls to high mountain peaks to beautiful autumn foliage, the WMNF is my Happy Place!