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juniper canyon road

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Offline Prexys Moon

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juniper canyon road
« on: February 22, 2016, 11:49:10 AM »
Hi-

Planning an outer mountain loop trip in less than two weeks.  Am wanting to cache water at the juniper canyon/dodson box.  I know this will require driving up juniper canyon road.  I have a suburban but it is not 4wd.  Will that be a problem?    I really hope not, being able to cache water there is pretty important to our trip.  Would love to hear thoughts from anybody.

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Offline Robert

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 12:55:10 PM »
No, that will not be a problem.  I've driven it several times in a Ford 150.

You will notice a difference after making the turn from the Glenn Springs road as the road narrows and is pretty rocky but it doesn't normally require 4wd.

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Offline VivaTerlingua

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 01:13:07 PM »
I've driven it a couple of times in a Dodge Caravan with no problems.  A Surburban will be a piece of cake.

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Offline Geezer

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 08:01:07 PM »
I drove it in late January in my Subaru Forester. It's all-wheel drive and that helped a little but is not essential. Should be no problem in your Suburban. Just take it easy and don't fetch up on a high center.

Geezer

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Offline dprather

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 08:45:38 PM »
My non-4wd f-150 gets there easy.

Be ware - the scratchy desert plants lean way over into the road.  Prepare for some "Juniper Canyon Pin Stripes."
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline TheWildWestGuy

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 08:58:47 PM »
If you would really like to be a Trail Angel, you could bring a few extra gallons of water to leave in the bear box marked as "Free" for OML hikers that didn't drive in to cache water.   Please take out any trash you find in the bear box while caching water.   Thanks and have a great trip... TWWG

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Offline dkerr24

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 06:39:17 AM »
If you would really like to be a Trail Angel, you could bring a few extra gallons of water to leave in the bear box marked as "Free" for OML hikers that didn't drive in to cache water.   Please take out any trash you find in the bear box while caching water.   Thanks and have a great trip... TWWG

To be a true trail angel, how about bringing some limb trimmers and cut back the brush leaning into the road?   Save yourself (and the drivers over the next few months) any 'pinstriping'.

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Offline ds9writer

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 08:19:17 AM »
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...cut back the brush leaning into the road

sounds like something the compendium would prohibit   :icon_eek:  :icon_lol:
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You travel to see things differently.

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Offline Jalco

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 11:49:56 AM »
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...cut back the brush leaning into the road

sounds like something the compendium would prohibit   :icon_eek:  :icon_lol:

don't ask, don't tell?  :icon_smile:

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Offline mini64

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2016, 10:03:29 PM »
did it in my subie wrx with no problems other then this seemed to be the rockiest road in the park!

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Re: juniper canyon road
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2016, 08:37:07 AM »
BIBE pinstripes, proud of everyone I got.

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