Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Soren Pass in the "Dragoon Mountains"

We managed to get by this spot, but the next was much worse!

Started out Tuesday morning with four 4x4's, Dave & Barb,Tom and Fran with Don,Herb and Marilyn. Headed towards Tombstone and turned onto Middlemarch Road(just as bumpy and dusty as before). Climbed up to Middlemarch Pass and began the offroad adventure to Soren Pass some 5 miles away. The going was rough from the outset and it got worse. There were some snowy patches along the route but mostly in the sunless areas. We were able to travel very slowly for about 2 miles when we came upon a rock and a hard place. We were unable to get past this spot(along with Fran & Tom in their Cherokee) but Dave and Barb(Rodeo) and Herb and Marilyn(Mitsubishi) were better equipped to handle the rough terrain. They were able to proceed a little further but came upon an area that was almost impassable, so they turned around too. We had backed up down the trail and found a place to turn around and located a spot to have lunch. The day was bright and the temp was 51F. We returned to Middlemarch Pass and did a little hike while waiting for the others. We returned to San Pedro via Sunsites.

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