I'll take lava over washboards...
Posted by Last Chance Rand on March 27, 2003 at 13:46:30:
In Reply to: Trona - Goler Rd., Slate Range Trail posted by Phainopepla on March 26, 2003 at 23:24:40:
Compared to the three-foot high washboards on the Ballerat Road between our favorite Gold Mine and the Goler Wash Road, I'll take the Fish Canyon lava fields any day!!!
Admittedly, it is a shame to be in a hurry up there, but when the finest overnight accomodations being 1st come, 1st served, I've made it from Trona Bob's gavel pit to the mouth of Goler in 60 minutes flat in the Rover.
However, given your "significant load" (if MY wife ever heard me referring to HER in that way she'd push me off Dante's Peak...) I recommend you air down a little and take your time over the lava rocks. Your BFG's are right for the job.