past few days I had been tending some small projects with the jeep
(license plate light, CB antenna re-mount, proper in-tank fuel pump
wiring). Those projects done, there was a comment to head out Saturday.
Max was interested in heading out late afternoon / evening for a night
run to see how the lights worked. We planned to visit Miller Rock and
Rock Creek, but as we were the only two on the trip, we could easily
change plans. He heard from another that the T-33a (airplane wreckage)
trail was open - but that there was a tree to deal with. I had the
chain saw equipment with me so we ended up visiting T-33a. Yes, there
was a large tree across the trail. It looked like one or two vehicles
started a bypass around the tree, driving over good forest plants. We
cleared the tree and opened the trail. We drove to near the end and
were stopped at a second tree. With the decently heavy rain (with nice
lightning!) we didn't clear the second tree and turned back.
evening was quite enjoyable. There was a fair bit of "adversity". It
wasn't a "typical trail" outing. The darkness changes things - it
closes in the visual focus. Rain additionally closed down the visual
range. Lightning was a nice tidbit. A tree to clear. Some snow. Some
ravaged trails (washouts) that increased difficulty. Good times!