Highs & Lows. Our drive out to Fossil Beach (1/2 km north of Hale Creek) was an exciting ride where we managed to navigate around anything that could have damaged our trucks and had a lot of fun doing so (our wives might think differently though). Once we reached the bottom, we setup our tents, got the campfire going, and started cooking dinner when the clouds broke and we had a beautiful sunset.
It was a crystal clear night with a full moon that seemed more like a spotlight. In the morning though, we had some major bad luck. We packed up, at were just starting to head off the beach when we heard a ‘clink’ in the rear of Paul’s truck. We’re not quite sure of what it was yet, but it disabled the rear wheels causing Paul to only have front wheel drive. Even with help from another camper who tried for a couple hours to pull him out, it was just too much of a trail to get him out of there.
So right now he’s having his trucked picked up with a barge and taken to Harrison Hot Springs where it will be towed home and we can assess the damage. I’ll update this post once I know more. Until then, here are some pix of the trip.