Part II: Lead King Basin Loop
Lead King Basin Loop is an 8 mile Loop situated in the White River National Forest. Top elevation is 10,000 feet. This was my 3rd off-roading experience. The first one had me white-knuckled thinking that the trucks would be damaged from the rough road. Mind you, my husband has a 9″ lift and a heavy duty suspension, but my sons truck is 3500 stock. The 2nd one wasn’t so bad, I just thought that we weren’t going to be able to find our way back to the main road because we were on no road (although my husband is a professional truck driver and he could find his way out of anything). This time, I buckled myself in and prayed that we’d be able to see our sons again.
So far, besides the switch-backs, the road wasn’t that bad.
My husband pulled of to take a snooze, and I walked around and to take pictures.
He woke up when we heard 4-wheelers coming up the road. Up until this point, we were hoping that we were on the right trail. I flagged the guys down to ask them how far we were from Crystal. In the next image, you can see where I was standing, and where my husband was. The guys were probably in their late 20’s, early 30’s, and asked if I wanted to come with them. How sweet! LOL I said to them, “Sorry, I’m with that guy.”
The best time to have done this trip would have been a week or two before. Many of the leaves had already fallen off. Unfortunately, this was the only time that we could go.
My husband played around by putting one of his front tires up on a rock.
Part III of this day will be on the 16th. Some amazing scenes on Part III in the next post!