Cottonwood Rd. Ride
Ride Leaders: Mike & Lynn
Mid Gunner: Roger
Tail Gunners: Steve & Sandra Allen
Sunny and warm, 5 to 10 mph breeze, great conditions. After fixing a leaking radiator drain plug on one machine and a torn cv boot on another, we had our pre ride safety meeting and then hit the trail at 9:20 am. We had 11 machines and about 21 people today.
We rode the high ridge line north to south and stopped twice for pictures. From there we went to Portland Mine and took another picture break. The trails were in good condition to this point but started deteriorating as we headed south, due to all the summer rain storms. We went all the way to Shoshone Cove and ate our lunch and took a group photo. This is a great spot to relax, overlooking the water with shaded picnic tables and bathrooms.
From here we went back north the way we came. It was much dustier coming back. We stopped at the top of Portland Mine for a perspective looking down into the pit and more pictures. Our next stop was at Jeep Cove where we fed some burros and relaxed at waters edge for a few minutes before heading back to the trucks.
We made it back to camp about 3:30 pm, all present and accounted for, dusty & dirty, tired and grinning. What a great day!
Oh yeah, almost forgot- Roger tested out his winch getting Fred unstuck while trying to leave the parking lot.
Thanks to all of you for coming and helping to make this such a great ride!
Mike and Lynn