Re:one more question
Posted by Last Chance Rand on November 08, 2001 at 18:03:40:
In Reply to: Re:one more question posted by jo on November 08, 2001 at 15:22:33:
The Lippencott Road is currently in normal condition. The usual washouts at the bottom of the road have been well traveled since the last major storms, and are navigatable by any high-clearance 4x4. I consider stock 4Runners and Land Cruisers to be high clearance 4x4's. Street tires may be vulnerable to flats, so I strongly recommend off-road tires for this route.
About a third of the way to the top you'll find one washed out switchback that requires care, but it is passable. Going UP the Lippencott is harder than going DOWN -- you may want to consider reversing your route if newbie drivers are involved.
Although the Lippencott is not as trecherous as it used to be a few years ago before it was graded, it still requires good care and attention, as there is a steep cliff on one side or the other almost the entire length of the route.