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Ranch Visit

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Offline HDIr0n

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Ranch Visit
« on: February 02, 2020, 10:12:40 PM »
Hello,

My wife and myself are planning a trip to the ranch at the end of March. We are looking at a few different campsites (Rincon 1&2, Fresno Canyon, Rancherias). We have been out towards the Solitario in my Frontier 4x4 (I no longer have), and we are planning on using my wife's 4Runner Limited 4x4 (with newish mild all terrain tires). In reading the campsites guide, I found this "As the locals say, “getting into the canyon is easy – getting out is ...”" How bad is getting out of the canyon? When driving around Fresno Canyon from the main road, we thought it was amazing and wanted to try to camp there.

Thanks in advance!
Cheers,
-Glenn

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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: Ranch Visit
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 08:28:52 AM »
I just drove out of Fresno Canyon on Saturday and that road is as good as I have ever seen it. With that said, it is still very steep and you will 100% percent still need 4wd. The key here is to ascend in low gear and to take it easy and not spin those tires. I went up in a 2016 Silverado in High 4wd in Manual 1st gear and crept up La Posta Hill with no problem. 
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Offline HDIr0n

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Re: Ranch Visit
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 05:18:30 PM »
I just drove out of Fresno Canyon on Saturday and that road is as good as I have ever seen it. With that said, it is still very steep and you will 100% percent still need 4wd. The key here is to ascend in low gear and to take it easy and not spin those tires. I went up in a 2016 Silverado in High 4wd in Manual 1st gear and crept up La Posta Hill with no problem.

Good to know, thanks for the quick response!

Cheers!

 


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