4x4 group wishes to visit Kelly Flats on a late Saturday. This could be
quite nice as the weekend crowds should be gone by now. We ended up
processing up Heart Attack Hill (HAH) and then circling back on the HAH
bypass. We enjoyed the bypass enough that we turned back to run it in
the opposite direction instead of heading up HAH again. Shane, the
black Mercedes, recently installed Tibus bolt-on portal axle adapters.
These offer a four to five inch lift - raising the solid axles up
without performing a suspension lift. With 38" tires, it cleared a
large rock in the middle of the trail that I and another jeep had to
drive around. It is interesting to see portal axles in action.
An unusual item for the day...
The Cache LaPoudre River is a water flow managed river and the levels
can change dramatically. Today the flow was quite low. Higher up the
canyon there was a roadside sign stating first responders are at work.
At several locations up the river groups of people (fire department /
ambulance folks) were out walking the river. I believe they are
searching for one or two bodies from the flash flood a month ago - a
flash flood that swept away a couple houses with people inside. Some of
the family members survived but as I recall news from back then - a
couple people were yet to be found. I'm thinking today, with the
ability to have low water levels, was a search day. I hope they were
successful, if that was the task.