Re: Not quite true...

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Posted by chahwalla on November 30, 2002 at 12:21:05:

In Reply to: Not quite true... posted by hank jr on November 29, 2002 at 20:30:36:

hankjr. you are correct. but our white whale is lifted with 33" tires and limited slip. when we went to lemoigne's cabin it took rock moving for wheel placement, and at one point with both mirrors folded in there wasn't enough room to place a finger between them and the rock wall. It did take time and a good spotter. with no damage. we made to the mine enterance above the cabin. i've been on all the roads in dv except owlhead area. its taken over 30years. never made it to pinto peak before it closed.
I don't think there are any major problems on dv roads if they're open. maybe you may have to move rocks and use a spotter. but the majority of dv users aren't hard rock 4wheelers. the major difficult spots i can think of might be: Mingel Pass, Steel Pass, Pleasent Canyon, Big 4 Mine, i can't think of any more legal difficult roads in dv. i believe i heard Echo Canyon is closed to through traffic.
I do use many differant vehicles down there.
The thing is to have fun and enjoy our national park before the close all but highway 190. DV used to have some good off roads but that has now changed. they have closed way too many of the old roads. In the Panamints closed are; tuber cyn, hall cyn, surprise cyn, A cyn, road to Christmas Mine, Bald Mt, Upper Nemo Cyn, a lot of the service roads to Skidoo Pipe Line, the spur overlooking Trail Cyn, Wood Cyn to its summitt. Telephone cyn and its extension to Skidoo, White sage Cyn, Pinto Peak, burns spring [greens cabin], road around Jourigan Mill. and many more that I've been on.
hey anyway enjoy yourself

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