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The only way I can see anyone rolling a vehicle on one of Big Bend's back roads is by going too fast and running off the road in the wrong place. Easily avoided by not going too fast and not running off the road.
Left BiBe this morning; in San Antonio now. Took my FJ on all of River Road, Old Ore, Glenn Spring, Black Gap (S to N), Old Maverick, and probably a few more... Didn't have a bit of trouble. All dry, of course. I don't know that doing some of those in an Accord would have been advisable. There were some rocks, sand, and washes that would have slowed most folks down. But that's the problem: it's all relative. Me getting through all those roads in an FJ doesn't mean someone else could in an FJ, or in an F-150 (not that I'm that great at off-roading, but I do have a bit of experience and take it slow). In fact, a ranger tried to talk me out of doing Black Gap, and that road is certainly not for everyone. But someone in an FJ made it through the day before me, so I went ahead. Ran into the same ranger a couple of days later and he then told me that someone in an FJ had rolled his vehicle and totalled it on Black Gap a couple of weeks ago. Black Gap takes 4WD and a lot of care, common sense and maybe even some luck, or else just a lot of luck. High clearance will probably get almost anyone through the rest of the roads right now. I did 60 miles on RR and side roads yesterday from Castolon to RGV and saw one guy and his dog and a couple fo Border Patrol agents -- 2 vehicles all day! TT
Me getting through all those roads in an FJ doesn't mean someone else could in an FJ, or in an F-150 (not that I'm that great at off-roading, but I do have a bit of experience and take it slow).
I will be taking my FJ on Black Gap road in late December. Have you made any mods to your FJ? Did you ever need to engage the rear lockers?
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