Well, peeps...I think I'd like to try for Silverton and County Rd. 12 that goes up to Clear Lake. I know that a lot of Colorado up past 10k ft is still buried in snow, but Silverton is pretty far south. It looks like most of the area around South Fork is clear of heavier snow up on the peaks. I'm hoping the Silverton area, being similarly south, might fair just as well. If I leave early enough in the morning tomorrow, I can do it. I just need to know if there are any forum members in the Silverton area who might be able to tell me the current conditions of light trails like CR 12. I think Clear Lake is at like 11-12k ft at the most. If it's impassible, I'll just aim for South Fork. It's not my favorite area in the state, but at least I can wheel and hike without issue. There's a trail I never did finish with my Jeep outside of South Fork. It was getting to be dusk, so I did a 20 point turn, lol, and headed back to the campground. I didn't want to be caught on that rough of a trail after dark. Being trapped in the Texas Panhandle, I'm not a seasoned enough wheeler to chance that. I never had rock lights on the ol' girl either. I was just looking at some pics of my Jeep today. Darn but I miss her.
Well, onto the new. The 4Runner is loads of fun and can wheel as well as the Jeep ever did. So I'll see how she does this trip. I'm going to keep it easy though just to be safe. I'll let people know where I'm going, what I'm doing, and have plenty of supplies along just in case. Lone wheelin' is like lone hiking, probably not the wisest of endeavors, but hella fun anyway!
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