It was indeed a fun run, no breakage, no rolls, everyone made it safe and sound, that's all good!
With only 7 rigs, well prepared, and good drivers and no trail traffic to speak of we made excellent time. Rock Garden by noon (which is always the good goal for timing) and back to I-70 before too much traffic. Scott led us out a different way I have never been on which took us to the I-70 service road just upstream from Idaho springs which saved a bunch of time. Thanks Scott! And he goaded me on to going straight through the garden. More on that later.
Due to the recent rains there was considerable mud (by Colorado standards) to slick up our tires for the rocks. But first some photos:
First is Scott coming up the first obstacle: