This was probably a lot like some of the high pass routes in Colorado. There routes like this in the ranges of Nevada as well.If there was an annual award for best day trip, one tailor made for the Willys wagon that just might require the always carried survival gear, I would submit this one. I like this better than Moab as you are actually going somewhere and not so much rock crawling. Yours is probably my favorite wagon with just the right amount of age showing and correct kit. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for taking us along.
My DD Tacoma has some recall work going on and they couldn't initially get me a replacement that would carry the MTB's....so my wife and I used the Willys as the bikes just squeezed in the back and headed out to Hidden Mesa near Castle Rock, CO for some MTBing...I think I might still have some rain gutter roof rack tower mounts - but don't think they are tall enough to provide enough cross-bar clearance above the domed roof...
OK James. Looks good! Those are the exact aluminum wheels I got for my Jeep truck after I first got it painted. After about ten years I took them off and put on the steel white spoke rims because on the aluminum the base plate was nearly half an inch thick and the steel was only a quarter inch thick, so I had a much deeper bite on my lug nuts. So check that out before you go out any heavy-duty 4-wheeling.
Thanks Greaser, when I drove it to work (mostly on snow or ice days) they started calling Jeep 'Kermit The Frog'i like your driver's door lock hasp on your pickup. I painted a Honda S-90 the same color candy-apple lime green in 1970.