5 March ‘08
Our campground in Casa Grande the Western Horizon Resort and let me tell you, they constantly have something going on. As I was going to the rec room to pick up a freshly made muffin, I walked pass Greg and Doretta Oaklief. They were just about ready to make their presentation on 4 wheeling the Pinal County Box Canyon and I had to listen to what they had to say. Louise and I have had the Suzuki out in the mud before but if we were to go with Greg and Doretta this morning it would give us some time going over some “moderate rock and water” obstacles while trying to get further over the pass and into the canyon. Louise was in her exercise class while I was sitting through Greg’s lecture but I made the big decision that we were “in” for an afternoon of 4 wheel’ in. I through a quick lunch together, grabbed my camera and waited to tell Lou what our plans were for the day… She was as excited as I was to join in.
Now a little about our drive through the canyon. The pavement continued for another 5 or so miles and then we made our turn off to the right…all dirt, rock, and water for the next 4 plus hours. There were times when the dirt was just about as smooth as the pavements we have traveled in California but that soon was exchanged for challenging rocks of all size and a little flowing water down the drying streams.