Well, needless to say, any day you can get out and wheel it’s a good day. Go Topless Day 2013 was a blast for us here in Colorado. We went out with the South Park 4×4 Club to Leadville, CO for the meetup and proceeded to Halfmoon Creek trail to see how far we could go.
Turns out, we got up further than we thought we could and made it all the way to a creek crossing where a couple of rigs attempted to get across. The crossing itself wasn’t really an issue, but an ice shelf greeting drivers on the other side of the creek caused a few problems. Due to the layout of the rocks and the shelf, a right to left move was necessary to get out of the water. Shorter wheel bases seemed to rule the day as well equipped TJ was the only successful crossing. A chopped up cherokee and a newer 4 door wrangler got wet and had fun, but couldn’t navigate the exit out of the water without some winch assistance.
After the fun, the snow started moving in, right on cue, and we figured it would be best to head down. Quite a scene with 10 topless jeeps (and one Toyota) with snow falling softly overhead. We figured it would be a waste not to stop for lunch quickly, and sure enough mother nature cooperated long enough to bring the sun back out for a quick bite and some Go Topless Day pictures. AHHHH, Colorado weather!
At any rate, all in all, a fun morning ride and another great Go Topless Day. Looking forward to doing it again next year and appreciative for a great start to wheeling season here in Colorado.
*** On a side note, we threw up about 10 Jeep Waves to random motorists on our way out to Leadville and had almost a 90% return rate for waves. Pretty darn good! It might help having the Jeep Wave Sticker right in view of oncoming drivers! ; )