Re: advice needed re: Butte Valley Road


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Posted by Art Berggreen on July 23, 2002 at 16:27:26:

In Reply to: advice needed re: Butte Valley Road posted by Chris Edwards on July 23, 2002 at 14:10:09:

When we were through there last Nov. the road had been very
recently bladed up to Warm Springs. At that time it would
have been ok for a standard 2WD car (just some washboard
on the fan approaching Warm Springs Cyn). Always check at
the visitor's center for current conditions before venturing
off the paved roads.

The buildings remaining from the Pfizer talc mining camp
are at Warm Springs. A couple of the largest talc mines are
just below in the canyon. The road between Warm Springs
and Butte Valley was quite a bit rougher. I would recommend
at least high clearance for this stretch, but people have
gotten all kinds of vehicles up there. Take plenty of
water, since it could be hot and a breakdown become dangerous.
At least there is usually some traffic at Warm Springs.


Art


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