|Above, the locked gate to Cibola National Forest/Six Mile Canyon. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
With the day's temperature at 55°, today was a great day to do some Jeep driving.
As usual, I drove around our community, Mesa Ridge Ranch and then on Six Mile Canyon Road. Since it was warmer today than it had been, I wore the camo jacket my cousin gave me for Christmas. She had the Jeep in mind when she bought it.
|Above, just beyond the locked gate to Cibola National Forest at Mesa Ridge Ranch. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
I mentioned a few days ago that part of Six Mile Canyon Road was washed out at the big culvert, with a layer of mud. At the time I went there a few days ago, nobody attempted crossing the washed-out spot to go to the gate of Cibola National Forest.
|Above, at the gate to Cibola National Forest/Six Mile Canyon and old corral. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Today, I saw that someone did cross it and left tracks. I stopped for a bit and studied the path of the tracks. It appeared that the mud wasn't as deep as it seemed a few days ago. I decided to give a crossing a try.
|Above, the road into Six Mile Canyon beyond the gate. Photo by Armand Vaqeur.|
I threw the Jeep into 4 wheel drive and crossed the muddy area without any difficulty. I then proceeded to the gate of Cibola National Forest/Six Mile Canyon. The gate, of course, was closed and locked. It will be closed through March 31. I am looking forward to when it re-opens (April 1st, I presume) so I can enjoy drives in Six Mile Canyon.
|Above, the old corral and gate to Cibola National Forest/Six Mile Canyon. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Afterwards, I headed back (and, again, successfully crossed the muddy washed-out spot in 4 wheel drive) and headed home for a break of a cigar and some Alien Amber Ale.
After my break, I did some more driving (mainly up the hill on Whispering Cedars Road and the Birch Road loop). When that was done, I decided to call it a day.
|Above, the Alien Amber Ale break. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
All in all, it was an enjoyable day.