We were so beat from our hiking adventure the day before (not to mention the sore backs and blisters on the feet) that it seemed prudent to do a bit more mechanical exploring rather than loading the kids up on our backs again. So we slept in and headed off towards Webster Pass:
But they were actively working out there. I’m sure it was more for erosion control of the road, but the guy on the track hoe was essentially just making large speed humps in the trail. We continued working our way up the pass:
From there we continued down Hand Cart Gultch which was the narrowest shelf road we had been on yet in the Merc. But continuing on the assumption that this thing really isn’t much wider than a JK with larger tires, we figured that we would be fine:
Of course, when we got to the bottom of the trail, there was a sign noting that full width vehicles should not attempt this climb. Oops!
After grabbing something to eat in town, we decided to hit the Peak 10 trail before heading towards Silverthorne. This trail was kind of interesting as is starts out cutting through the parking lot of a ski lodge and following the lift up a good portion of the trail:
Slideshow from the day (Click me!)
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