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anutami
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10/13/2013
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Finally the weather has turned and it was time to head out for the first trip of the season! I have been eyeballing new cab over campers to get a bit more room for 2 quickly growing kids and pulled the trigger on a Wolf Creek 850. This thing is sweet! smile
Took the maiden voyage up June Wash to test out its off road capabilities.




She performed great!I can't believe how green it is out there!


Even the Smoke Trees are deciding to Bloom!


Amazing Blooms smile


Found this guy


The Mighty Ocotillo saying hello to the new Wolf Creek 850, June Wash has lots of soft sand and some pretty spectacular Flash Flood evidence.


Decided to try and tackle Indian Gorge Next, the start of the trail did not look so good as it seemed somebody did not make it so far.

All the way up to Torote Canyon there is major soft sand and 4WD is a MUST! I put it in 4WD and plowed my way through all the new growth of smoke trees, officialy getting my first scratches on the Wolf Creek smile

Great first night, we hiked around and enjoyed complete peace and quiet after all the crowded campgrounds we have been at all summer. It reminds me a the Desert Magazine article...."Theres a tinge of autumn in the air this morning...Out here in the Desert we look forward to the coming of fall weather in the same way folks living in zones of snow and ice looke forward to spring. It is the season when doors and windows may be left open-when outdoor living and recreation are compensation for the months of indoor confinement."


there is something soothing climbing granite boulders bare foot



Nice Yoni we discovered, I haven't explained to the kids what this actually is yet.

Fish hook cactus fruit.

It feels like spring out there!

Indian gorge road is pretty brutal is some parts, It was warming up a bit so we decided to head out for a soak at aqua caliente

we found the park CLOSED and the store was just openning up. Apparantly the flash floods in August swept right through the store and covered it with about 6" of silt. The silt was all over everything!


I guess the flash floods also went in the pools at the park. The road was closed right at the store and could not drive up to the park to check it out!

We made our way to Blair Valley to check out the green lush valley smileThere is tons of life out there!











it was so Serene and Blair Valley is full of life! It was a great first trip in our new Camper! I will be busy with many modifications!!
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mrkmc
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10/14/2013
mrkmc
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Looks like fun! How much bigger is the new camper vs the old one???
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anutami
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10/14/2013
anutami
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The wolf creek is a basement model truck camper so the holding tanks are about twice as big vs the eagle cap (black tank is 20 gallons vs 9 gallons in the EC plus on the EC the shower water drained into the black tank) With a basement model however the camper is about 6" taller. The WF is only about 100lbs heavier than the EC! The sleeping situation is much better than the EC. Both kids in the WC have their own sleeping space because the WF has a fold down bunk bed. Brett was sleeping in the cabover bed and really needed his own space. The fridge is a 5c.f. Vs a 3 c.f and the cabover bed area is a bit taller so you can sit up in the bed and read easier. Also the dinette area is larger/longer. At some point I will try and post a review.
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AdventureGraham
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10/14/2013
AdventureGraham
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Great photos. Looks like a nice family outing.
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dsefcik
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10/14/2013
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Love it..so jealous of everyone getting out there now, I have just not been able to. Looks like you got up the south fork of Indian Gorge and climbed a good distance to find the yoni, I know that spot well...wink

You didn't happen to spot a stuck Prius in June Wash did you? Soft sand seems to be everywhere right now, Blair Valley, Indian Gorge, June Wash, etc...be warned all you 2WD owners!

Thanks for the post and TR Nolan!

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anutami
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10/14/2013
anutami
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dsefcik wrote:
Love it..so jealous of everyone getting out there now, I have just not been able to. Looks like you got up the south fork of Indian Gorge and climbed a good distance to find the yoni, I know that spot well...wink

You didn't happen to spot a stuck Prius in June Wash did you? Soft sand seems to be everywhere right now, Blair Valley, Indian Gorge, June Wash, etc...be warned all you 2WD owners!

Thanks for the post and TR Nolan!


No prius but plenty of "dig out spaces" from obvious vehicles who didn't make it that far smile
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10/15/2013
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Nolan (anutami) wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
Love it..so jealous of everyone getting out there now, I have just not been able to. Looks like you got up the south fork of Indian Gorge and climbed a good distance to find the yoni, I know that spot well...wink

You didn't happen to spot a stuck Prius in June Wash did you? Soft sand seems to be everywhere right now, Blair Valley, Indian Gorge, June Wash, etc...be warned all you 2WD owners!

Thanks for the post and TR Nolan!


No prius but plenty of "dig out spaces" from obvious vehicles who didn't make it that far smile
That was the Prius....

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10/15/2013
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Looks like a great trip! I've never seen that yellow butterfly / moth before. Yep, barefoot and granite definitely are a good combination! smile

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