A last camp out of the fall took place this weekend with a few showing up just for the day as well as the dedicated over-nighters, a total of 10 vehicles. Here we are at Hurrah pass. The plan was to go part way up Lockhart Basin and then come down to the area around the Wind Caves and then find a place to camp.
Everyone enjoying the view and the still mild October weather.
Here’s the group entering Lockhart Basin. This area had a wash out a few weeks ago and we wanted to check out the repairs that the county made.
There’s still some challenge to the trail but it’s open.
More shots of Lockhart. That’s Dee leading the way up.
Here’s Matt and Jacob.
Then we started working our way back down.
Gary Lee lost his focus and drove into a crack. Moab TJ to the rescue!
After all the adventure, we found a place to pitch the tents.
Jacob brought along his potato cannon powered by spuds and hairspray. FIRE IN THE HOLE!
Jim set up his camp and the beverage station. He was kind enough to leave his bottle opener out for everyone to use. It, of course was attached to his keys. The next morning, when it was time to leave, no bottle opener and even worse, no keys……
We started looking everywhere and Jim started unpacking everything in his rig. Jeff decided on a whim to try his key in Chief 9 and it worked. So, I still don’t know if Jim found his keys or not but we were able to leave.
The evening was cool and filled with stars. We had a nice fire and good conversation around it. Later, there was quite a bit of snoring so I think everyone had a good trip.
The next morning, we drove home in a little over an hour.