1) I just didn't know what I was getting into.
2) forwards into oblivion....
3) there was no where to turn around and head back.
4) If I could've turned around, I might not have such great memories
5) no better sense/ death wish/ reckless
6) just plain adventurous
Before Pleasant Creek Road, we traveled north from Big Water on Croton Road to Hole in the Rock Road. Nice graded road but very slow going, when we went,
due to wash-outs at every dip because of some major monsoons a couple weeks before plus Left Hand Collet Canyon was totally washed out. Multiple stops to lay rocks on dry waterfalls.
61 miles along Croton Road, had yet to see a single person or vehicle, we came to this set of road signs:
These shots are from 9 Mile Canyon a few miles NE of Wellington. If heading N on UT 191, turn Right on Soldier Creek Rd a couple of miles before Wellington. That will take you through the Book Cliffs to an early Mormon settlement where you'll find camping at Nine Mile Ranch. Along this route there are many opportunities to photograph many petroglyphs this is also stated on the Benchmark Map R & R page 53, B 9-10. After camping at 9 Mike CG we headed up Argyle Canyon where it will eventually intersect with 191 again.
I did it in one trip two years ago with 11 vehicles total and I believe we did it in 9-11 days. We had all hoped to drive the entire route off road but due to heavy weather, road conditions and washouts there were a few sections we had to bypass on the pavement.
Two years ago I was watching a Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization video and as I was watching the video I paid attention to some the signs they were passing to figure out where they were. In so doing last year on my expedition I found myself choosing it as a destination and was able to discover much grandeur in the area known as Flaming Gorge NRA in NE Utah. Along the northern edge of the Uinta Mountains there's a really large Reservoir and and a fair amount of wheeling in both the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF and the Ashley NF respectively. There's a big dam located there as well and they offer guided tours down into its depths of concrete. Then out a door at the bottom to feed the monstrous Trout and friendly neighborhood marmot. Many great campground's can be found surrounding the res. I stayed in the area for about five days and camped at both primitive and developed sites. At Skull Creek CG #17 was the best choice with a big bold Creek overflowing its boundaries. I had the CG all to myself. I next stayed at Mustang Ridge in #39. There are hot showers in nice clean bathrooms here.. after leaving that spot I headed over to Deep Creek for a night at #10 off of NFS road 539. After that I followed 218 to 221 along the Windy Ridge into Sheep Canyon Geologic area and then spending the night at Mann's CG. The Squatch sighting was on the Red Cloud Loop rd. just NW of the town of Vernal.