Picketwire Canyon, January ’22

I was fortunate to get a long weekend due to MLK Day on Monday and decided to take the prior Friday off as well. I needed take a shakedown drive in Pigpen to work out a few issues and decided on the very remote Picketwire Canyon in Southwest Colorado as my destination (ahead of a longer trip to Utah next month.) The canyon features the ruins of a Spanish mission and cemetery as well as the largest collection of fossilized dinosaur tracks in North America.

Pigpen was barely up to the task; I had engine issues, electrical gremlins, no-start problems, and a CV boot failure. Oh, and a winter storm moved in during my hike so I made it to the Mission but not the extra mile to the dino tracks. For a 36 hour out-and-back, it was quite an unexpected adventure.

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