|Starting Out Near Cochiti Golf Course|
We're usually prepared for things, but of course we had no shovel or chains. Leon dug the snow out from under the tires with the dog's bowl while I went and stripped bark off the dead pine trees. Getting unstuck is WORK.
Thank goodness for the pine trees which perished in a forest fire years ago, because there wouldn't have been bark or anything else to use for traction. Putting sheets of bark in front and behind the tires kept them from spinning once the tires grabbed the bark. I may not have been a boy scout, and I'm not exactly MacGyver, but I'm not too shabby when it comes to problem solving.
I never have the camera out during the height of any drama. Here are some other photos of the trip.
|Starting out on mostly dirt|
|Using A HulaHoop May Cause Trees To Fall On You|
|Rocks Fall On Cars Or Come Close|
|Where We Got Stuck (the first time)|
|On More Solid Ground (Snow)|
|Leon: Smile For the Camera|
Me:I Knew You'd Get Us Out Of Here Before Spring
Benni: I Dunno, I Was Plenty Worried
|Headed Back Down|
|If We Got Stuck In The Mountains Until Spring|
Would We Have Had To Eat the Dog?