Driving School?


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | September 18, 2005      

Had to take the boy to his driving school appointment yesterday, in Grand Junction, Colorado. Didn’t make it to Moab, got distracted by 21 Road, a hard core Jeep trail nearby.

Don’t we all wish driving school could be so fun?
Not exactly backcountry skiing yet...
Dream on kids — here is the reality.

After Louie’s driving school session we ended up wheeling 21 Road, an excellent trail near Grand Junction that takes a boulder filled creek bed up into a backcountry area that’s incredibly beautiful. The trail has some tough obstacles that require quite a bit of thought and care if you don’t have a monster rig you can “point and shoot.” We got wedged in one spot and had to winch out. Managed to clean some other tough lines though. Good stuff.

Colorado backcountry wheeling.
Carnage can make me smile — at least when
it only costs a can of spray paint or a roll of tape to fix!

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