10,000 feet here we come
25 September 2011 | Utah
Today we left Liz & Bert's house to hit the trail. We started on a paved road that turned into a dirt road and then a dirt trail and up a steep rocky river wash. When we turned the corner and saw this Russ and I looked at each other and said "Oh S___ what a maden voyage this will be". Here we go. Russ is at the helm. We were in low gear and crawled our way up. There were a few times I thought we would have to get out and lift one end over a rock. Luckly we did not have to do that. This little gocart was amazing. When we got to the top there was Liz & Bert waiting and wondering if we would make it, (they have a Polaris RZR). The "Thing" did great.
We took a break to let things cool off before hitting the trail. Only Liz and Bert know what lies ahead.
On the trail we head through the trees that lead to magnificant views. We stop by the side of the road to have a snack and marvel in our trip so far. Liz and Bert are alot faster than we are so they get there first, good thing since they are the cruise directors on this trip.
The next thing we know is we are at the top of a 10,000 foot high mountain where you could the back side of a mountain hill with snow still on it. There were two places we could see this. That's pretty amazing since it is late summer.
So far we are pretty impressed with the "Thing (hammerhead". We then head back down the way we came. At one point we had to stop to let the breaks cool. Going down, lets you know how steep going up was and we did not even notice it.
The most interesting ride negotiation was the steep rocky wash. All in all the Thing did great and did not skip a beat. Now we think it is broken in.
Back to the house to have Margarita's and dinner and discuss the good times.