Pictures from recent Trail Rides

By Jeep Experts

Red Creek – December 1999

I returned to Red Creek Canyon in December with my off-road buddy, Joe Ruby.  It was a part of a two day (over night time) Jeep journey that we took (good to have some trip time stashed away for such occasions!).  We obtained to the creek with lower than a few hours of daylight left.  About a mile from the place it joins the Verde River, we discovered an incredible spot to name it a day and arrange camp.  We picked a gravel bar that had constructed up over the last flash flood.  Around a pleasant camp hearth, Joe and I mentioned differentials and gearing, tires, t-cases, you title it, I feel we lined it.  At 11:30 PM, I climbed into my Jeep, parked simply 3′ from the flowing water, and listened to it till it lulled me to sleep.

Got the fireplace going because the solar was happening and the night time air was setting in.
We discovered ice, 3/4″ thick, on a small pool of standing water the next morning.

 

The canyon partitions block out the direct daylight as we break camp and head
down stream in direction of the Verde River the subsequent morning.  Notice the dearth of
something that appears like a path.  I used to be in a position to check my new Tomken gasoline tank
skid plate many instances on this run.  It did a GREAT job!  Many parts of the creek
had been considerably worse than this.  Most of those on this image are about 10″ ~12″ excessive.

Red Creek meets the Verde River.  Many of the bushes nonetheless have fairly a couple of leaves left.

See also  Dusy-Ershim Trail

Looking downstream from the place I used to be standing after I snapped the above image.

Joe climbed up on a bedrock outcropping and snapped an image of me
and our two Jeeps.

By the way in which, do you know that your kindly US Forest Service is at the moment
making an attempt to shut 347,000 miles of Jeep trails, identical to the Red Creek Trail?

  Write your congressman
and inform them we wish these trails left open so we will get pleasure from our land.

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