"Jessie" the Jeep has been my mining partner since I bought her new in 1991 - together we have shared some incredible experiences - flash floods in Colorado, tornados in Oklahoma and a few mountain roads that would challenge a goat. Jessie has got me out of some real predicaments and transported me on some great adventures.
A portion of the road was washed out, but we got over some major pot holes and fallen rock and reached Hoodoo Meadow in the late afternoon. Resplendent with wildflowers, the meadow is breath-taking. Early autumn frosts have touched the meadow and the huckleberry brush lies in vivid red splashes across the hillside.