Trip Report

McGee Creek and Overlook

June 12, 2021

We couldn’t have had a more weather perfect day for our trip out through the Buttermilks and up into the cool pastures and trees around McGee Creek. Eleven rigs left Von’s at 9am and made the bumpy trek past the rock climber’s mecca, the Buttermilks. Next we started to climb in elevation and left the rock formations for lush meadows and Aspen groves. The road went from bumpy to rocky, a little jarring at times, but nothing too challenging. After a brief stop by McGee Creek we continued on alongside summer grazing pastures for a few herds of cattle. We made several stops throughout the run so Pat W could take some photos. The goal being to get one worthy of becoming the banner for our website.

At Edison loop we turned west and headed up through the area dotted with burnt trees damaged years ago by a fire (lighting strike). The road ended at Overlook, where we had a clear view looking down on Intake II and Cardinal Village. We left Overlook just before noon and wound our way back down the mountain and out onto Hwy 168 and our lunch spot, Cardinal Village. At lunch we found out there was a small breakage. A piece of hard plastic from the wheel well liner on Pat and Peggy Higgins’ Jeep had broken off. Not sure if that’s a Wrench award break or not.