Thanks. If I recall correctly, it was 17 miles one way, so it's definitely a commitment.
A few months prior to doing this trip, I thought about this trip, all on dirt roads, and it was the final straw in deciding to trade in my old car which had been starting to have mechanical problems, purchasing a new one. There's a few places I go where I feel better with a newer car. I always have emergency supplies and food and tons of water, a battery charger, and tell people where I'm going and when I expect to be back.
Anyway, the place is totally worth going. It's glorious day or night.