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Juniper Canyon Road Condition

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Offline thehartoftexas

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Juniper Canyon Road Condition
« on: November 13, 2019, 02:03:14 PM »
Does anyone have an update on the current condition of Juniper Canyon Road? 

Attempting the OML (clockwise) starting at the Juniper/Dodson trail head next weekend.  Will be driving my '12 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 (w/ all terrain tires).  Have had no problems in the past with it on Grapevine Hills Rd, Old Maverick Rd and Hot Springs Rd.  This seems to be the only portion of the trip that I'm anxious about.

Thanks!

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Offline Don H

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Re: Juniper Canyon Road Condition
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 03:06:39 PM »
Shouldn’t have any problems as long as your tires are in good shape.  Expect some ‘desert pinstripes’.
"Rugged isolation in a Jeep with the top down, doors off, sweaty, dusty, listening to your flavor of tunes, immersed in the most beautiful and beguiling desert mountains in all of the Southwest, the Sierra Quemada. Nothing short of spiritual cleansing. " D. Locke

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Re: Juniper Canyon Road Condition
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 03:14:04 PM »
Check with the rangers when you get your permit, this is one area where they will give pretty accurate info.  You should be fine.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline thehartoftexas

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Re: Juniper Canyon Road Condition
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 10:51:20 AM »
Thanks guys! Appreciate the input.  Can't wait to get back out there.

 


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