Saturday, March 20, 2010

We Go for a Ride!

My niece, Tammy and her husband, Alan, are 4-wheel drive Jeep enthusiasts, to put it mildly.  Their wedding took place on one of their favorite jeep trails around Saguaro Lake, and that’s where we went today to go on a ride with them.  Since it was our first time to go 4-wheeling, they promised to take it easy on us. Ok, Whatever.

We were to meet them at 10:30 this morning at a gas station across from the Ft. McDowell Indian Casino, which is about 30 miles from us.  We were early, and so were they, so we actually got started a little sooner than planned.

The whole trip was probably not more than 8 or 10 miles, but it took pretty much all day.  There were 3 jeeps going today.  The yellow one in the middle is Alan and Tammy’s, we rode with them:

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The crew from left to right: Alan, Rob, John, Dee (Tammy’s mom), and Tammy:

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After we’d climbed this hill, we stopped, and the other two jeeps came up a more difficult way.  Alan got out to guide the others up and I got out to take pictures.  Jim rode with Tammy, still in the yellow jeep:

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They promised us some beautiful scenery:

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A view of Weaver’s Needle (upper left of the photo), with Saguaro Lake in the middle:

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We crawled up to this area with a beautiful view of the Four Peaks:

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Looking back at the trail we just rode:

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We’re going up THAT???

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In another area, I got a little nervous about crossing this stream:

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No problem for these jeeps!  They went right through, with Alan’s great driving and Tammy’s navigating skills.

We had a great day and enjoyed our brand-new-to-us adventure! Thanks, Tammy and Alan!

4 comments:

Janna and Mike said...

We gotta get a jeep guys! Great photos and glad you enjoyed it!

squawmama said...

Wow what fun that looks like!!! I would have loved it. How did they get those jeeps tilted like they were? Amazing views and beutiful scenery... Loved this a lot! Have fun & travel safe...
Donna

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh that looks like SOOO much fun! LOved the shot of the winding dirt road among the scrubby land and tall cactus... cool!

Karen and Steve

Sandra said...

Thanks for the photos! Sure made me 'homesick' for AZ!