Matthew came over Saturday afternoon and we headed to the “China Wall” trail (forestry service road 212) with Ryan to do some snow “jeeping”. The view of the Taryall valley draped in snow was quite impressive. With the snow falling, no wind, and 22 degrees, the cold was not intimidating or oppressive, but inviting, peaceful. We stopped to prep for the trail ahead, airing down my tires to 14 lbs. We took the trail up to the left and down the other side of the ridge. From the top of the ridge, you could see the snow covered valley and Pike’s Peak off in the distance. With no one else out there, the inviting beauty is deceptive. To get stuck out here in this cold would be a dire mistake. We made our way down the ridge into the meadow, heading towards the river, surprising several mule deer on the way. We made our way to the rocks. The traction was pretty good as the snow was a dry snow. I got out and guided Matt as he drove Wasabi over the first obstacle. We drove down to the next and biggest obstacle on the trail, surprising a few more mulies on the way. I got out to ground guide again while Matt drove, and he insisted I “video” him driving, so I only got pictures of the obstacle. We got down close to the river, and decided to put a few rounds down range. We packed up and headed back to the trail head. We capped this short trip off by stopping by “Rudy’s” on the way back home and got some of the best brisket in town.