18-20 April 2019. Easter Jeep Safari
18 April. The fourth trail we signed up for was a hands on “learn how to get unstuck (recovery)” course at an area called “Behind the Rocks”. We spent the morning out there with winches and high-lift jacks, then headed out for a little trail ride. We did one tough obstacle, it’s called Roller Coaster. There’s actually one more little ledge at the top that didn’t get captured on the video.https://youtu.be/hoj2PhNmrKk
19 April – The next day we spent exploring the vendor show. (They only have it on 2 days of the Easter Jeep Safari). There were plenty of vendors and things to see and buy, here are a few pictures of interesting rigs:
At the end of Friday is a huge Raffle. We walked the half mile from our campsite to the Raffle, expecting to maybe win a T-shirt if we were lucky, but instead we won FIVE huge tires! (Weighing 50+ lbs a piece). We panicked a bit, because we didn’t know how we would get them back to our campsite, and for sure we had no way to get them home. Luckily someone offered us some cash – that was much easier to carry!
20 April. On Saturday, all the people go down town and everyone departs for their rides at the same time. (They call it BIG SATURDAY) Sort of like a parade – but everyone starts from a different street and criss-cross and head out to the trails – so more like a water ballet…the whole town is full of Jeeps for about 5 minutes!
We joined our last group and headed out to Fins and Things. It’s in the same area as, and is very similar to, Hell’s Revenge, except it’s a lot closer to the ground. Climbs are steep, but short. It’s rated a 4. https://youtu.be/lKFPrwuOMps
Another view of that same play area:https://www.facebook.com/karen.ulen.5/posts/1170735536438976
We had a great time on the Easter Jeep Safari, learned some stuff, met some new friends, got a bit sunburnt. We will be back another year!
21 April. On the way home, we had a flock of mountain sheep visit our campsite.