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Re: road to Leavitt Lake TH

Postby austex » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:44 pm

mediauras wrote:Circling back on this -- this road is GNARLY! I ended up taking my 2000 Jeep Cherokee (old boxy kind) and it did fine, but there were a few parts where I was a little nervous I didn't quite have the clearance. Like @chasingrainbows we had to get out and scout lines on three different parts (and build up rocks in a few washed out parts). In the end, it was a bit of fun technical 4x4'ing. Not sure of clearance measurement on my Jeep, but anything less wouldn't fare well. The road gets you to the goods though.


Well, there potentially goes my idea out the window to rent specifically a midsize SUV (probably 2wd) rather than a more economical sedan ( I plan on about 2k miles on it) and be at the mercy of the Hertz gods what they place in space 420 @ LAS on that day and get to the th... I'm a pretty good 4 wheeler as far as wheel placement,torque allocation ect; but maybe I can go someplace else for my 2 nights before the Reno Air Races in Sept.



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Re: road to Leavitt Lake TH

Postby k9mark » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:21 pm

rlown wrote:

This road? I've only been there twice, both times in a K5 chevy blazer 4wd. I thought the horse trailer on the road was a nice touch in the video.



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Re: road to Leavitt Lake TH

Postby rhyang » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:45 am

mediauras wrote:Circling back on this -- this road is GNARLY! I ended up taking my 2000 Jeep Cherokee (old boxy kind) and it did fine, but there were a few parts where I was a little nervous I didn't quite have the clearance. Like @chasingrainbows we had to get out and scout lines on three different parts (and build up rocks in a few washed out parts). In the end, it was a bit of fun technical 4x4'ing. Not sure of clearance measurement on my Jeep, but anything less wouldn't fare well. The road gets you to the goods though.

Glad you made it. When I called the ranger station two years ago and asked if a Subaru could make it, they told me "probably not", but they were pretty helpful about why.

They didn't dissuade me from going, and it really isn't that far from the trailhead if you do have to get out and walk.

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Re: road to Leavitt Lake TH

Postby ERIC » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:10 am

Here's the direct link. If you still can't get it to work then you probably need to update your browser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1fTycrRzX8
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