Red Cone & Webster Pass 9-4-10
The month of August has been a super busy time for me at work. I've been working very late nights and all day on the weekends. I was starting to go crazy looking at a computer all day. At the last Rising Sun meeting Dan and I agreed that we were both in need of run up the mountains.
We looked at a few different options and decided to go up Red Cone, down the north side towards Montezuma for lunch, and then back up and finally down Webster Pass to head home. Traffic on the way up was minimal. We encountered a 3rd gen 4Runner that had a flat and no tools to take off the lug nuts. Dan loaned them the equipment and they were eventually on their way.
There was a little bit more traffic on the way down Webster pass and eventually the road got too tight and Dan and I found ourselves nose to nose with a Range Rover and couple of dirt bikes. Dan and I had to reverse back up Webster and then reverse up the hill at a wider spot to let the dirt bikes and the Range Rover through. I tried to get a couple of pictures but they don't do the angles justice... When the Range Rover went by the driver looked up at us and said "That is very impressive!!" as he saw two 80s back up webster and then do a 90 degree turn and go up the side of the hill.
All in all, it was an awesome day with perfect weather and great views. Thanks to Dan for leading me up there and spotting me in some very tight spots. Jo, Jaeden, Laura, myself and all the dogs had a really great time. The following pics are just a few of the over 200 we took.
more pics of the trip
A few more up to the top of Red Cone
at the top and down Webster
at the top and down Webster
no traffic now and we are on our way down
Nice shots Nick. What a perfect day for wheeling. We had great fun, got to help somebody on the trail, got into a tight spot on Webster, and got home safely, tired but happy. :D
Some of my pics:
At our air down spot.
The kid passed out on the way up.
Nick, Laura and Bear coming up around a tight corner in the woods.
View near the top of Red Cone.
Looking east from the ascent.
The little :Princess: on top of Red Cone checking if she had cell service to call her boyfriend.
Dropping into the once notorious now not so scary descent.
Nick drops in.
The guy in the 4Runner was parked in the middle of the trail with a flat tire and no lug wrench. Loaned him mine.
There was a lot of water by our lunch spot just off Montezuma Road.
Obligatory shots of our other kids.
The one on the left is Nick's girlfriend's dog, Bear. He's pretty scary.
2 well camouflaged birds just left of center. I am guessing grouse. They ran but never flew. They were up the Hall Valley road.
Note that Webster was passable in our 80s. Barely. :eek: Also note that Nick and I (and the ladies) ALL concurred that we probably wouldn't be running that trail again in the foreseeable future. Its just too sketchy in a full size vehicle with the continual degradation from erosion. There are now several spots that are just as scary as the washout near the top.
I think this shot is a classic...Sort of like "Do you mind...I'm busy here." :hill:
Great pictures youse twos, thanks for sharing!
Excellent - looks like a very nice time was had by all.
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