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First time driving the backroads

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Offline Jimbow

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Re: First time driving the backroads
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2014, 04:49:17 PM »
If you are looking for an off road adventure, you may be disappointed over most of the roads. If you are hoping to make it out without any damage to your car, you will be happy. BTW, there may be some pin-stripping from brush in spots. Don't panic if it is just lines in the dust.

Be certain to stop and stretch out, see some of the sites just off the road. Also, you won't be passing any bathrooms, so be prepared.
Everything is in walking distance if you have enough time.

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: First time driving the backroads
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2014, 01:50:29 PM »
BB Ranch SP is better for 4 wheel roads, by far; lots of fun there

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Offline ds9writer

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Re: First time driving the backroads
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2014, 03:43:09 PM »
Personally, I think Old Ore Road is much tougher than Glenn Springs or Black Gap... apart from 2-3 places with big ruts we had to steer carefully though, GS and BG are pretty tame...
« Last Edit: March 20, 2014, 03:50:25 PM by ds9writer »
You don't travel to see different things,
You travel to see things differently.

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: First time driving the backroads
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2014, 03:46:06 PM »
Go to BB Ranch and they really rough

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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: First time driving the backroads
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2014, 04:04:22 PM »
If you do come out to visit us at BBRSP, I'd suggest you check out this guide first. Our roads range from easy low clearance 2WD to "Wait, that's a road?!?!?". Better to be prepared first!

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_p4501_0152k.pdf
"The greatest happiness possible to man ... is to become civilized, to know the pageant of the past, to love the beautiful,... and then, retaining animal instincts and appetites, to live in the wilderness"
- J. Frank Dobie

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: First time driving the backroads
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2014, 10:33:01 PM »
Ha ha!  I've been on some if those Tim

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Offline USMC Wrangler

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Re: First time driving the backroads
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2014, 06:05:40 AM »
If you do come out to visit us at BBRSP, I'd suggest you check out this guide first. Our roads range from easy low clearance 2WD to "Wait, that's a road?!?!?". Better to be prepared first!

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_p4501_0152k.pdf

Thanks for the info! Good stuff! I've been wanting to get over there.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2015, 12:56:40 PM by USMC Wrangler »

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: First time driving the backroads
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2014, 08:31:25 AM »
Well worth it!

 


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