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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.
Ok, I'm headed to BBNP and BBRSP in Feb and I'd like to try this road out. I see it on the park map but can't really seem to follow it on google maps. Is it self explanatory getting from east to west? Seems like there are tons of roads out there and I'm not really not wanting to take a wrong turn. Is it marked at all along the way?
If you can't find it and follow it on Google, you probably shouldn't be on it.
My point was more about staying off private property, where the consequences of making a wrong turn could be more serious than getting stuck or stumbling onto something interesting. This is Texas after all.
I know how to navigate using a compass and map fairly well, and I agree with you guys wholeheartedly. I spent 6 days kayaking in the everglades 10,000 island area with nothing but a compass and nautical charts so I know the thrill of backcountry navigation.
Quote from: Poppins on December 29, 2018, 03:18:40 PMI know how to navigate using a compass and map fairly well, and I agree with you guys wholeheartedly. I spent 6 days kayaking in the everglades 10,000 island area with nothing but a compass and nautical charts so I know the thrill of backcountry navigation. Outstanding and in the top tier of outdoorsmen-persons!!
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