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Van Vleck Trailhead, Desolation Wilderness, Eldorado NF

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Van Vleck Trailhead, Desolation Wilderness, Eldorado NF

Postby FeetFirst » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:20 pm

How's the road to Van Vleck Trailhead? I went about 10 years ago and recall it being a bit rutted in spots and was happy to be in a truck. I'll now be in a passenger car (Subaru Impreza). Will I, or more precisely my oil pan, be OK? Thanks.
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.



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Re: Van Vleck Trailhead, Desolation Wilderness, Eldorado NF

Postby FeetFirst » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:05 pm

Well, either my memory is shot or...? The road (Cheese Camp) is paved the entire 6 miles. Looks like some serious pothole patching was recently done and thus the ride is mostly smooth. There was one fairly large and deep pothole that could possibly cause damage that's thankfully marked with white spray paint. It's on the west bound side of Cheese Camp Road about halfway back to Ice House Rd. The final turn-out to the TH parking area is dirt, but clearance is fine for normal cars.
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
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