Gas up. Late afternoon. We've got a few hours. Dad's ready. Let's go through Snow Canyon up to Diamond Valley, then head up on to the shoulder of Pine Valley Mountain. We had time for about 40 miles, roundtrip. On the Benchmark Map (above), the dirt road heading northeast from Diamond Valley is 033, on the flank of the Grass Knoll.
Cruisin' up through Snow Canyon State Park.
Alternative route to highway 18 if heading north with a bit of time (and a state park pass). Better scenery!!!
Old cinder cone in background. Just before Diamond Valley.
Several good dirt roads enter/exit from Diamond Valley. Pine Valley Mountain in background.
Pavement quickly ends. Dried ruts. Easy road.
Crossing the border into Dixie National forest on Rt. 033. Gaining elevation.
RedRockRider takin' a break, view looking back down.
Dad near our turn-around point (time). Nice approach to Pine Valley Mtn. We'll come back and go higher on the hill. I've been through here before, but it was the first time Dad was on this road. He says, definitely worth a repeat trip. Right on, Dad!
Landscape shot. Signs of forest fires. Just after this pic, a coyote dashed in front of us. Not even near quick enough with the camera.
Final shot on the descent, probably my favorite of this group.
Always good to take a ride with Dad!!!