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Terlingua Ranch Road?

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Offline Casa Grande

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Re: Terlingua Ranch Road?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 03:40:38 AM »
Never had a problem with that road in a two wheel drive truck until this past summer.   Managed to get stuck in the sand on a 105 degree day. I wss unable to keep my momentum as it was a dog leg curve.  Luckily, I was able to rock myself out of it and back up until I hit some hard road n behind me.  Didn't want to take a chance with my son and my elderly disabled father in the truck, so I decided to turn around take the long way back to the Ranch.  First time that happened to me on that road.  Beware in a two wheel drive.

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Re: Terlingua Ranch Road?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2018, 11:36:41 AM »
It's a fun road Willy. There are a couple of spots with loose sand - one of which is a good half mile - so you'll have to keep your momentum up. It does track in a creek bed for a section too in the Rosillos foothills, and the washes come up quickly if you're testing your rally skillz. I've taken my '87 SR5 on it a few times, once pulling an empty trailer. From the ranch, it can be used as a shortcut to Marathon vs. going through Alpine, but it's still about 45 min from the ranch HQ to 385/park road.

I'd be down for a weekend of exploring TR roads. I've done some, but there are lots more. Shoot me a PM if you and your buddies would like to stay at my place and check them out sometime.
Awesome, thank you!  It seems lately I only get out that way every 2 years.  :(
I'll be in BBRSP again this year, trying to find the Gorge.  :)
But you can bet I'll let you know next time.  I want to explore the back roads as well as Black Gap WMA.
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