First off, the turnoff to Argentine is on a Left Hand switchback about 2.5 miles from Georgetown, measured from about when you pass the last house on the first right-hand switchback as you climb out of town.
Me, Martin (with Perry), John in Denver, and Wes went up the high road until the first cut down to the low (power line) road, and that's where we set the big sign that we've been talking about at meetings. Everything went great, the sign looks fantastic!
We then went down to the power line to check out the water diversion project of last year. It was holding up well except that the water was so high that it was overflowing at the lower crossing a little bit!
No problems driving through, except that it was the first of 6 times today that my 40 took on water coming in above the door sill!
We then went up to where the trail cuts across to the "left" side - the side facing Waldorf Mine, where we haven't really gone all that much and had lunch just after that crossing. We then continued up to where the road is blocked off, because Brant had never seen what it looked like, but he saw ATVs up there and wondered if they just missed it or not. From the pictures you will see (as we did) that several groups of ATVs have blatantly ignored the closure and have driven up on the hill to go around it!
So we drug some big trees in the way of the hill climb and posted some carsonite, hopefully that will help control things a bit more.
We did a lot of talking about the ATV and are working on a plan to get in that area to check it out sometime later this summer.
"Stay the Trail," "Tread Lightly," and "Leave No Trace" ethics
Rising Sun Bio
2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering,
soon to lose the Sanden OBA
to go back to factory emissions
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