We started off at the Red Rock District Ranger Station & Visitor Center where we met up. The Manager of the Ranger Station came out and talked with us and handed out maps. She asked our plan, and when we told her we planned to camp on the west side on a forest road, she told us about a great place where we could have a campfire, just a few miles closer to Flagstaff. Campfire? Yes, please.
So we ran Outlaw Trail first. It was beautiful and scenic, didn’t really need 4 wheel drive, but it was worth the drive anyway.
Then we went across to Diamondback Gulch (aka Greasy Spoon). Still really pretty, but a bit more adventure there. Would be fun to run that one in the other direction and climb the rocky hills instead of descend them.
Then we traveled on up north, where we found a perfect location, thanks to Mark and Tawnya.
Harvey and Kristal were snuggled up under a grove of trees, such a cute spot!
Chicken fajitas, so many chicken fajitas! And bacon wrapped cheese dogs! And then, of course beer and wine!
What we hadn’t planned on was the temperature drop! Man it got cold on Saturday night.
It was great to be able to have a campfire, because we really needed it!
Thanks to all who came along and made it a really fun day and night! We won’t plan a ride in July – Brian is doing Ouray trails and we are off to Durango. Possibly a night ride i August, but planning another camping trip in the fall sometime.