|Mogollon Rim - Rim Road|
|Blair Witch Tree|
|Bull Elk on Night One|
|Paul on our morning walk|
|Double Springs Cabin|
|This person used nails/screws to make his mark in 1984|
|O'Haco Lookout Tower|
We took the 115 back down to the Rim Road to head across East Leonard Canyon (which can only be crossed by vehicle in one or two places). We drove for quite a while - stopping periodically to look at the amazing view, and to witness the extreme winds on the top of the Rim! It was awe-inspiring!
|Misleading sign No. 1 - my hair is covering|
it, but it says the trail is .15 miles - this is after our
hike when I'm slightly irritated about the sign
|Misleading Sign No. 2 - Colonel Devin Trail|
|Barbed wire the tree has grown around|
|Buck Springs Cabins with Lewis & Clark|
But when we get up - oh my goodness - the beauty of the snow blanket in the forest is overwhelming. Paul and I wander around taking pictures - the first snow of the season for us - and honestly, probably the first time I've been in snow for 2 or 3 years...
|Camp Breakfast - Snow still on the table|
We clear off the stove and the table, and I make fried egg sandwiches with sausage links which we wolf down in the truck with the heat on (it's 27 degrees outside). I'm totally getting the hang of this camp cooking thing! I've made three awesome meals this weekend - and I'm pretty happy with this - the last time we went camping we had awful burgers - but Paul said it wasn't my cooking that time - it was just the burgers. But we will be getting these little steak filets again! And bacon - everything is better in bacon grease. Everything. Including toasting the bagel thins. LOL
|Icicles on the Snorkel|
Well - we got off trail somewhere. We don't even know where. Paul kept saying "how can we be off trail when we have GPS?" I'm saying we were "overlanding" and "exploring." I still cannot find where we went off trail - we somehow end up on this jeep trail - which Lewis & Clark handles just fine, but again - we cannot find the trail on our GPS nor our topographical maps - all we can see is that we are following the Gentry Ridge - and are headed down to Turkey Creek. But not on a numbered road. And we had to stop and winch a couple big tree trunks out of the road - which was awesome for me because I've not been able to work with the winch yet (and one is going on Calamity Jane in the next week or two) - so that was fun for me. This road had a bunch of spots where I had to get out and walk the "alternate" route - but I had a lot of fun just exploring. I kept telling Paul it was okay as we were "generally" heading South.
|Somewhere off trail near Turkey Creek - stunning landscapes!|