We had already done Saran Wrap and Eagle Rock, and since Eagle Rock ends where Bull Park begins it's an obvious choice to add this to the day's trips. We all had fun splashing though the water crossing. Although no one made a huge splash, Gary did manage to get his ignition wet. His CJ started right up again though.
After splashing through the water, Matt indicated that the little one was getting tired, so he headed off for home so we were down one member. That still left eight of us though so we still had a large group. The trail was rocky and the second water crossing was fun because the water was running down the trail for a short while before tumbling off the side. Although there's nothing there that a stock SUV couldn't get through, it still was reminiscent of a small French Creek, the wet obstacle on the Holy Cross trail.
The rocks before the ridge climb were fun, and we soon were at the top of the ridge. The views were really good, and we enjoyed ourselves at the top.
The switchback on the way down was also fun but rough, and Bill lost his CB antenna somewhere near the switchback. We all kept our eyes peeled for it on the way out but it wasn't to be found.
It wasn't long before we were at the boggy section near the end of the trail in Bull Park. Since we were so close to the end, and it looked like we would make the bog worse if we tried to go through it, we decided to turn around there. On our way out, we stopped to admire the view of Pike's Peak and of the cog railway. We could just make out the train making it's way down the mountain.
We were soon back at the first water crossing and everyone except Gary had fun seeing who could make the biggest splash. Ray won, hands down, with a splash so big you couldn't see his Jeep.
It was the end of a great day of wheeling and we all headed home via Gold Camp Road towards Cripple Creek.
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