Secret Spire offers just enough technical terrain to maintain your interest without requiring white knuckling the steering wheel as you make your way through.
Derrick Metz was our trail leader; Maddy and I were behind him for a good chunk of the day on Hell's Revenge. He bestowed on me the distinct honor of inviting me to tail-gun for our group. I humbly accepted.
Although the truck is pretty well built, admittedly he said the request was less based on my off road trail prowess and more on the fact that he knew I enjoyed chattering on the radio and would be communicative/responsive when relaying messages and providing confirmations of progress. Fair enough.
Another cool factoid that happened, which I have no photos of and thus no proof to substantiate, also involved this couple.
We were riding into town after Hell's Revenge the day before and I saw what looked like the Expedition Overland 4Runner parked in town. I figured it was either a copy cat with a nice wrap on it, or maybe, just maybe it was some producer assistant that was out there maybe for a photo shoot. We were on our way to dinner and it was on the opposite side of the street. For an instant, I thought of whipping the truck around and parking next to it for a photo. I'm kicking myself for not doing so. Mario and his fiance saw them at some point as well and did stop. As it turns out, it was the wives of the two main guys and they had just finished a training run with a new team member out on one of the trails. They talked with Mario and a few others for like 15 minutes, took pictures, the whole nine. And your boy missed out because he was thirsty. Poor life decision on my part. Oh well.
I very nearly neglected to add any photos from the Spire itself. It wouldn't have even been intentional, like I was keeping it a secret or something.
The pictures from Day 3 and on get better. It's less of a "ME Fest" with the photos. I think. No promises.