Even though we had already done a lot of trail miles and it was late in the afternoon, most of our group decided we could still fit Lime Creek in before we headed for home. It's a favorite trail for the group, and we didn't want to miss it.
We saw a guy on a dirt bike at the trailhead, but then we didn't see anyone else until we were nearly at the end of the trail. That made for a relaxing time watching the shadows get longer as we watched the gorgeous scenery go by.
The first section of the trail is a fun climb, and everyone enjoyed it. The main obstacle was dry and not too difficult. We had already played in the rocks on Ptarmigan Pass, so this section of rocks wasn't too difficult, but it was still really fun.
We climbed for a bit until we came to the flat section, driving through meadows and patches of trees. The trail was fairly mellow, and everyone was on the CB talking about how gorgeous everyone was. You could see the greens starting to turn to fall colors, and it was very scenic.
We pulled over at the first wide spot, though that was quite a way into the trail. We hung out for quite awhile, enjoying the perfect weather and everyone's company. Dave and Randy were visiting from Minnesota and we all talked about the former Jeeps we had owned. It was a really nice spot and we had it all to ourselves.
Reluctantly, we got back in our Jeeps and continued on. We were at the muddy spot just before the last hill climb when Dave needed to stop because of a rear leaf spring hitting something. He had done some work on his springs before leaving Minnesota, and they were giving him issues. He got it all fixed, though, and we were soon on our way again.
The last hill climb was a fun and rocky one, with many lines on the way up. Everyone enjoyed it, and it ended too soon. At the top, we found ourselves on the easy road.
The rest of the trail was mellow and we stayed far from each other to keep out of the dust. When we got back to Shrine Pass, we headed back to I-70. It was a fantastic day!
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