Broken Bypass Promises on Flat Iron Mesa

Storm assures me that Flat Iron Mesa Trail offers a bypass around each of its multiple terrifying obstacles. You might think that such assurances would be comforting. Before you jump to that conclusion, you should note that men define “bypass” differently than women.

Definition of a Bypass

A woman assumes that if there is a bypass, her husband will use that alternate route to avoid traveling over a steep, off kilter, rocky, narrow, cliffhanging, bone jarring section of the trail. A man defines an obstacle as a ploy to be used to lure your wife onto a “red” trail that she would otherwise avoid at all costs. Once at the bypass, the husband will scoff at the wife’s concerns and announce “this is not anything, I can handle this with both hands off the wheel.” At that point the wise wife departs the vehicle claiming the need to take videos/photos and takes the bypass on foot!

Flat Iron Mesa Outcome

 Like so many adventures that I hate until I survive them, Flat Iron Mesa Trail was “fun.” Relive with me this exciting journey as Storm tests  the limits of driver and vehicular abilities. In fairness Storm did take the bypass on the “Tilt-a-whirl” obstacle but has remarked at least once a day since then that if I hadn’t been so scared he is SURE he could have made it.

Young spotter
This is the youngest spotter I have seen on the trails
The Intimidator
Close up view of the Intimidator
Flat Iron Mesa Ride
These guys followed us everywhere
Tilt a whirl, the one (and only) obstacle we bypassed.



About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

4 Replies to “Broken Bypass Promises on Flat Iron Mesa”

  1. I would suggest that you send some of these videos to JEEP, they just might give you a new one every now and then to advertise for them the things that it can do. MERCY. I love you guys to death, you know that, but sometimes Charlie just worries the heck out of me. :>) Glad you made the challenge OK and are around to share it with us. Be careful out there. GOD BLESSJDJim

  2. I see you cheated death once again. It will not be long before you will be urging Storm to install a six inch lift kit and forty inch tires so you can do Pritchett Canyon (9+ rating). ?

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      I expect that to happen any day now. Wait until I post the Crystal Geyser ride next week. Wheels in the air kinda ride!

  3. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

    He used to worry me too, but I am starting to get used to some of the crazy rides. Now I worry about me!?

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