Sunday, July 22, 2018

Beating the Beater up on Peavine Mountain

Peavine Mountain Nevada-to-Verdi Mountain, CA

So I met a former resident of the house we live in a while back. Turns out he was and avid off-roader with 97 FJ80. He has since sold[out] 😂 it for a 2018 4Runner.We decided to hit Peavine Mountain, which is literally in our back yard and it was time to explore!

I almost rolled the Bronco off one of the ridgelines! That was fun... We traversed desert, mountain, forest, creeks, meadows, canyons, and valleys. It was a wonderful trip and the only casualty was my [already broken and Jerryrigged) passenger side mirror, a lot more desert pin stripping and A LOT more character to my already damaged rear bumper!

The view at the summit of Hobo Trail

Heading NW from Hobo Trail toward Peavine Peak. 
You can see the ridgline where I almost rolled dead center on the mountain. 

Along Peavine Road to on our way to the summit

The view from the top! Reno from 8,203 feet

Sun Valley from the top

 Heading West toward California.

An interesting rock formation as we enter the Meadow Valley

A water obstacle. My old Bronco needed brute force to get through it on my AT tires.
 Jim's 4Runner crawled through it with style and grace.

This is Long Valley, Dog Valley from Verdi OHV.
We drove through it on our way home this time.

The Aftermath!

 Here are a few shots of the Bronco post trail.

A little more desert pinstripping

And the BUSTED mirror!

VERY bent bumper!

I really need to get this thing replaced now.

Redneck Mirror Fix Round 3!

I am not quite ready to buy another mirror, so bungees, a clamp, and some E9000 cement stuff should hold it on a bit long.

The thunderstorms did a fair job washing the grime off the Bronco, but I'll take a trip to the DIY car wash to pressure wash the under carriage and Kelly has promised to help me clean out the interior this week.

Up Next: Nothing for a while. I need to focus on the Bighorn for a bit. Though a trip up to Sunflower Mountain and into the Mnt. Rose Wilderness via Hunter Creek may be in the near future.

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