Much of our exploration was on the well known
trails. This included one that crossed a creek. With
the lack of rain the water level was low. Low enough for the
quads to cross.
Keep those legs up...
At this point on the trail it was either across
an unpredictable mud hole that has in the past swallowed up a
vehicle or two or attempt this log flume uphill trail.
Stephen made it up in his locked Toyota Land Cruiser but the
quads weren't as lucky. Jeff attempted it and ended up
backing down. Darrell got up to a higher point, too high
to back down. The only way to go was up. With the
help of Jeff they hauled the quad up by hand. Jeff came
down the easy way. Since we weren't heading in that
direction anyway, Darrell looped around and tip-toed though the
mud hole which was frozen anyway.
Finally Stephen got a
chance to use his winch on his own vehicle.
Slipping on some icy rocks just above a steel post, it
made sense to winch out of the tight spot rather than
slip into the post and do body damage.
Yeah! This trail
is one of the best for fun in the mud. Vehicles
can take one of two lines down this trail, one that
follows a pretty easily passable route or the other that
runs parallel to it. Here you're pressing though
some pretty thick, slick, mushy slop that tends to steer
for you sometimes. Some of us have a blast ripping
though this line which runs for about a half mile or
Back to Camp! With a fire already
crackling, we arrived back at camp to hang out a while.
Joey had brought his portable stove and was cooking up some
steaks to hold us over until dinner.