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We took a quicky one day drive into BBRSP a couple of years ago, mainly just driving the main road to Sauceda and on up toward Solitario. It was enough to whet my appetite for more, though, unfortunately not my wife's (she is in love with the Chisos Basin). As the daydream continues, she will be staying in the luxury of the Lodge, where she can dine at her leisure and paint her portraits of the mountains (she is an accomplished artist), while I pursue my passion of driving back roads. We did this last year, though I didn't venture out of BBNP, and it was one of the most relaxed, enjoyable vacations we have ever had. And that covers 49 years together, with several trips to BBNP.Now, the shoals for my dream ship.Because of the travel time between BBNP and BBRSP, I would expect any meaningful time in BBRSP would require an overnight stay there. Where would be the best place? What roads would give me the most 'bang for the buck'? Do I really need two spare tires?I'd be carrying 12 gal of extra fuel, but where is the closest place to fill up? (The CJ7 has the aerodynamics of a brick, and mpg is not one of it's attributes). If I have to poop in a bag, where do I dump the bag? Can an old man sleep in a jeep and be able to move in the morning? Trying to move daydreams to plans.
Potentially heavy pinstripping is unavoidable even down some of the 2-wheel drive back roads.
He was pissed!
To me, pinstripping is proof a truck is being properly used.
Are you running real off-road tires or walmart trying to look cool AT's? Having the right equipment will drastically eliminate problems. this not an area for thin side walled street tires. with the exception of the tires , straps are about all you'll really need since you'll have a buddy rig along.
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