Monday, June 01, 2009
We finally got to take a trail ride with the ATVs here a week ago. It was Memorial Day weekend.The weather was really nice, not too hot, not too cold, just right. This ride there was 6 of us with ATVs. The above picture shows Marshal and friend George coming through a mud hole. One that I had gone through first and had a ball going through it. Not real greasy, but enough that I did have mud flying.
We left the house about 10am in the morning. First road we took was Old Canyon on the west side of the freeway and up the mountain towards Malad Summit. Expecting to not really see anyone, we ran into quite a few on this first trail. Almost like traffic on the freeway!!! We found a very nice spot to have lunch and then we hit the trail towards Devil Creek Reservoir. There were quite a few fishing and camping around the reservoir. It was decided that we would head up New Canyon Road towards the Oxford mountains and head on down to Highway 38 west. No one had been on that trail, so it was a first for all of us. Once we got off the main road, it was a trail. We went up and down, across creeks and more up and down. There was a couple of spots that require our full attention and going very slow. For most of the trail, it was slow going. Finally came out where we could hit the Third Creek trail and head towards the highway. Saw some real pretty country. Most of the riding was on the flank of Oxford peak.
After hitting the highway, we headed towards where Two Mile Canyon road intersects and headed over the mountain towards home. As we came out of the canyon, the storm that was moving into the area was getting closer and we were wondering if we would make it home before it started to rain. Well, we got the wind, but no rain until after we had been home for about 30 minutes.
We got home about 530pm. So we spent the whole day on the mountain and had a ball. Saw some new territory and want to go back and look at it closer.