Okay! Picking up where part one left off.
Bill and I were super eager to see how the Jeep would handle more challenging terrain. Back when we had a Bronco, we took the kids out for the day and traversed part of Four Peaks Road, so we got the idea to head that way again with the Jeep. Four Peaks is part of the Mazatzal Mountains and is located in the Tonto National Forest, about a 45 minute drive from our house. The road bisects the mountain range between Highway 87 and Highway 188, and is only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles. It traverses various stages of desert landscape, and there are some pretty incredible views all along the road and at the peak. Plus, it has the added benefit of being BLM land, which meant that we could take our various Zombie Apocalypse weaponry out for target practice and not be looked at strangely. Or tackled by law enforcement.
Once again we set out at a reasonable-ish hour (this was Sunday January 9th for those of you following along at home). We filled up at the gas station, and stopped at a convenience store to get ice and beverages for the cooler. Plus Road Trip Snackin’(tm) consisting of Oreo cookies, Pringles, and Gardetto’s snack mix. We were heading out into The! Wilderness! after all. Who knows what could happen? We might have to LIVE off of those snacks for DAYS. Okay, I exaggerate, but HOURS maybe. MINUTES.
More after the jump, so this photo-heavy entry doesn’t bog down the main page: