After exploring the historic town of Grafton we took a drive on the Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway which took us up a graded dirt road.
Although it’s typically suitable for most vehicles the sharp curves and half-mile of 800 feet steep grade should not be attempted after rain or snowfall. It was only a little wet so Bill’s 4×4 made it no problem and only mudded the truck a little. But the already dirty windshield did make for some blurry photos along the way.
We pulled over for the breathtaking 270 degree view. I stood in awe repeating “Wow!” Wonder if BLM (Bureau of Land Management) will let me build a house here, a tiny house, with two stories and wrap around porch. I’d like a rocking chair on each side please.