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Low clearance car at Nugent Mountain?

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Offline Bobbie Fiasco

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Low clearance car at Nugent Mountain?
« on: February 14, 2020, 09:08:42 AM »
Hello Benders, does anyone have experience with the Nugent Mountain primitive roadside sites? The Parks service recommends high clearance vehicles for the access road to the campsite, but I have heard that you can get away with a regular sedan unless there has been recent rain that ruts the road. Does anyone have experience with the quality of this road? It is the unimproved road near Panther Junction that eventually leads to Pine Canyon and has a turnoff for the Glenn Spring Road (but I'm not talking about going down that far)

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Re: Low clearance car at Nugent Mountain?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 11:15:00 AM »
I am sure that others will chime in but I have taken a sedan all the way down to the Juniper canyon road turn off (not on the Juniper canyon road itself) but I have not driven into the Nuggent Mtn. campsite itself
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline Mesquito

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Re: Low clearance car at Nugent Mountain?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 03:17:17 PM »
I drove by there 4 times a couple of weeks ago.  Glenn Springs Road, normally pretty good, is in excellent shape. Someone was parked at Nugent with a large trailer.


 


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