One day we (I) decided to take the back way into Willow Beach on the Colorado River. I was needing to "get to the water" as I often am. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is officially closed (at least in Nevada), the entry gates are turning vehicles away. We can't get to Lake Mead or even drive around it so Willow Beach (in Arizona) sounded like the next best option.
Lots of flowers along the way.
Enough flowers? Here's what happened part way through our drive..... We came to a section of road that is usually washed out. It's always that way, but this time it seemed worse. We got out and filled one section of the wash out with rocks so we'd be able to get through the area.
The other option to avoid the broken area was by going up the side of the hill and around it. I hate getting tippy......hate it. So, Dave decided to go the "filling the hole with rocks" option.
The rocks slid out from under the tire and as they did, so did Rocky! I immediately began looking for something to hook our winch on to pull us out, but Dave calmly got back in, put the transmission in 4 wheel low and slowly backed the Jeep out of the hole. I'm so glad I bring him along!
|enough excitement for one day, we headed back the way we came|
So....a nice, flower filled ride, a bit of excitement and a nice, flower filled ride back home with no wading in the River. Ah well, we have plenty of time for that.