The Henry Mountains area is
extremely remote. The Ekker family owned placer and hard rock mining
claims for gold and silver on the mountains for many generations. Perry's
dad Darys was the last interest owner and sold his mining rights in resent
years. Interesting things about the mountain range is that over 30 percent
of the precipitation in the Henry Mountains falls in July and August, usually in
the form of heavy thunderstorms, which may temporarily wash out roads.
Roads that are either gravel or dirt and not all are regularly maintained,
making them unsuitable for some automobiles. Roads at high elevations can be
impassible due to rockslides and snow. Snowdrifts usually block Bull Creek Pass
until late July.