Yes, here we are again, out in beautiful Pritchett Canyon, enjoying our Memorial Day weekend. There was quite a group out today and we were looking forward to the warm and dry weather.
Melanie is dreaming big! She’s picked out her buggy of the future. Glad to see she’s still staying Jeep!
Jeff and Susan side-by-side in their new and improved Samurai’s.
John is back in town, bringing “Monster” out on Pritchett.
We did perform some trail work, replacing some knocked over signage and repairing some fences on both Chewy and the “W.E.” bypass.
Jim is almost always our work leader and once again, he did the lion’s share of the repairs.
In this picture, you can see Larry negotiating difficult Chewy while everyone watches, except for Jim who is repairing the fence!
Someone got a photo of Redroxx driving Chewy too! I had Deb Bushnell for a passenger and it was her first trip on Pritchett. We had a blast!
Here comes Susan with our paparazzi follower. This guy hiked in and almost stood under the rigs to get the photos he wanted. Funny.
We had a little “follow the leader” game and Jeff and Gary Bushnell are taking the high line up and over this boulder. If you stay on it all the way to the end, you get just about tippy enough to go over.
We had some fun in the area right before Rocker Knocker. Lots of rain has left puddles and mud, making this tough obstacle even harder. When you miss just a little, you get a dramatic “poser” photo.
Poser photo or not, it was bail out time. At least he got his rig out of the muddy water before she evacuated the Jeep.
Melanie’s mishap (aka Broken Step) is tough on the short wheelbase vehicles. John was double-whammied wherever he tried it. Maybe a stretch is in the future?
Larry sat here on Axle Hill trying to get his tires to catch on the second ledge. After a bit of coaching, he made it up with no problem.
Oh nasty Rockpile. It was so not nice today (except for Gary Lee who walked right up it and a few of the buggies in the group)
No matter what I tried, Redroxx just wouldn’t climb it. You can see Deb holding on for dear life. Her husband tried to get her out when we had a big wheel lift and a quick roll out but she wouldn’t hear of it.
I was finally sent to the Son of Rockpile. I’ll come back and fight another day.
Jeff had the same problem. Up, down, side-ways, smoking tires, etc.
and one lost cooler. It was thrown clear but Drtsqrl ran over it on the way back down the obstacle. Here’s a great gift idea for anyone who Jeff has helped out with trail fixes!
After this, it was uneventful up and over Yellow Hill. On the way down the county road, Larry lost his transfer case but was able to get out in High Range. A group of us decided to follow him out while the rest went on to Hunter Canyon. I don’t have any photos but am told it was straight forward with a bit of difficulty on White Knuckle hill.