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Black Gap Road Clearance

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Offline Hayduke

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Re: Black Gap Road Clearance
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2008, 11:37:34 PM »
More likely a water pistol.

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Offline LandCruisers4Life

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Re: Black Gap Road Clearance
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2008, 09:38:44 AM »

Say, that's not an AK-47 in your hand, is it?

You know, that was almost TWENTY years ago. The whole AK-47 thing is getting a bit old now. This guy had legitimate questions about the Black Gap and his vehicle, and why are you dragging that sort of crap into it?

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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: Black Gap Road Clearance
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2008, 09:54:58 AM »
My now former Land Rover negotiates the gap:



I've also done it in a Mazda B3000 4WD pickup.

If you've ever driven mountain pass roads in Colorado or forest service/BLM roads in their respective backcountry areas, then Black Gap Road is a breeze.
Jeff Blaylock
Austin, Texas

"We'll be back, someday soon. We will return, someday, and when we do the gritty
splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Black Gap Road Clearance
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2008, 10:00:39 AM »
Say, that's not an AK-47 in your hand, is it?

You know, that was almost TWENTY years ago. The whole AK-47 thing is getting a bit old now. This guy had legitimate questions about the Black Gap and his vehicle, and why are you dragging that sort of crap into it?
Made me laugh, although I probably would've added "or are you just happy to see me?"  :evil:  The Discovery doesn't look 20 years old, so I assume you meant the AK-47 trip was 20 years ago?  Whatever, tbone's probably had his/her fun for the week and will wait for another opportunity to jump in with more off-topic discussion.  :icon_rolleyes:

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Offline LandCruisers4Life

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Re: Black Gap Road Clearance
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2008, 12:27:17 PM »
Say, that's not an AK-47 in your hand, is it?

You know, that was almost TWENTY years ago. The whole AK-47 thing is getting a bit old now. This guy had legitimate questions about the Black Gap and his vehicle, and why are you dragging that sort of crap into it?
Made me laugh, although I probably would've added "or are you just happy to see me?"  :evil:  The Discovery doesn't look 20 years old, so I assume you meant the AK-47 trip was 20 years ago?  Whatever, tbone's probably had his/her fun for the week and will wait for another opportunity to jump in with more off-topic discussion.  :icon_rolleyes:

Yes that's correct, it was nearly 20 yrs ago I had the AK in the back of my Nissan Pathfinder when I went. I can assure you there was no AK in the DII in the photo. When my son was born, my wife asked me to sell all my guns. I did, except a shotgun that my dad gave me. I recently acquired a target pistol since my son is now leaving for college next year.


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Offline LandCruisers4Life

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Re: Black Gap Road Clearance
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2008, 12:36:02 PM »
My now former Land Rover negotiates the gap:



I've also done it in a Mazda B3000 4WD pickup.

If you've ever driven mountain pass roads in Colorado or forest service/BLM roads in their respective backcountry areas, then Black Gap Road is a breeze.

I was told by another Land Cruiser club member that the park had put concrete down on the trail.. never would have believed that your Rover there was on Black Gap. So I guess that's the concrete....

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Offline LandCruisers4Life

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Re: Black Gap Road Clearance
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2008, 01:27:48 AM »
Here's my Land Cruiser. It's in the middle of modifications as I write this, however this is how it looked going over the roughest parts of Big Bend in March. I have 32" tires (BFG Rugged Trails).



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Offline spidennis

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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2010, 10:19:22 AM »
roads?  who needs roads?
(though I stay on them at big bend)
4x4?  don't need it .....
my one wheel drive gets me any place!


 


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