We were really looking forward to seeing the Causeway. It looked very impressive on the topo maps and the trail was very twisty. We had already done the far west end of it but we turned off to do the Mormon Pasture Mountain trail. After that, we ran The Causeway.
We followed some dump trucks as we went over the Reef of Rocks. We must have been between shifts after that, though, because we didn't see many dump trucks after that. We saw other cars, though.
We passed other spurs leading both north and south into the canyons next to us. We didn't have time to run them, though, so we made plans for other days in the future. So many trails, so little time!
The Chippean Rocks were especially cool. We could see them sticking out up over the big pine trees around us. We went around a big curve and saw the spur to the overlook next to the trail. The spur looked fun and we needed to use 4-wheel drive so we took it.
It was a nice climb to the top though it was short. There was a turnaround at the top around a huge bush. We decided to stop there for lunch even though it was insanely windy and a bit chilly. We found a place where the vehicles blocked the wind and sat down to enjoy the scenery. You could really see for miles in almost any direction and we really liked the views.
But we had to get back to wheeling eventually so we soon headed back down. The spur was fun on the way down, too. It was really cool when we came out to the bridge over The Causeway at its narrowest end. What a sight! It was narrow there but then it widened into a canyon miles across.
There wasn't anywhere to park so we didn't stop there. Instead, we went a bit farther to the spur for the next overlook. It was a bit of a walk but completely worth it. The views of the Causeway were amazing and we took lots of pictures.
After that overlook we stopped a couple of times at wide spots in the road to check out the view. It was hard to drive at times because it was so distracting. Hoa and Mike had cigars and life was good.
When we got to the trailhead we had some confusion finding the next trail, North Creek Pass. But it all worked out and we were on our way. We'll definitely be back to the Causeway to check out those other trails.