Today’s adventure… 4 wheeling. We took the Hummer over to my brother’s “shop” (storage shed) to pick up the ATVs. We headed up to a trail in Roosevelt National Forest. Usually, when my brother has company, he takes one person at a time and leaves the other person to sit waiting for their turn to ride. He was bored with that, so he brought his other kids, Dakota and Wyatt, along. He was going to run them around the trails while Kyle and i went off adventuring. Here’s where we started. The trailhead is just in front of the truck.
There used to be a shooting range on this trail too. I got the pleasure of driving right through it one time without knowing what the hell was going on. My brother forgot to tell me about that part. This time, it’s been closed down. Smart move I think. Kyle and I got moving pretty well up the trails and got to a steep part. My ATV didn’t seem to want to gas it up there. It was stalling on me. I gave it a third try and off we went. I got out the video camera to take some shots and when I slowed to put it away, my ATV stalled again. We couldn’t get it started. We got into the packs on the ATVs and fashioned a pretty good tow system to get mine down. On our way, we ran into my brother. With one pull of the manual start cord, my ATV was running again. Kyle and I felt pretty stupid but we’re pretty proud of our towing skills. Kyle and I wound our way up the mountain and took some stops to check out the scenery.
Day 3… here we come!