Day Four on the Rubicon Trail, our last day on the iconic 4x4 trail. It didn't turn out how we expected, but it was meant to be. The day before we had to leave our CJ5 on the trail because it had engine issues and wouldn't start. It was a difficult decision for Neil and I which eventually changed our relationship.
Early that morning we left the coolest camping spot on Buck Island Lake.
It was a gorgeous primitive camping spot, much needed after the long day 3.
Leaving the area was a sign of what was to come on the trail. The most difficult obstacles were ahead. Big Sluice, Saw Toot, Scout Hole, Squeeze Rock and Cadillac Hill. Neil's great spotting skills got us through. There were some very intense moments for all of us. It was an amazing day for me as I traversed a lot of those obstacles on my own. I have come such a long ways from those first days at Rausch Creek Off Road Park in Pennsylvania.
It was so cool to see those places you always would hear about.
The Steel Bridge
Neil took a swim in the frigid waters. My boys and I opted not too.
The trip up Cadillac Hill to Observation Hill was intense. It was just me and my boys. They were awesome giving me the courage I needed to keep moving forward.
Once off the trail we found a place to eat. It was nice to all be together to celebrate our accomplishment.
The rest is history... My Perfect Storm of Loss Blog Post.