ive only been once, and i was wondering if a regular car can make it down that dirt road to the campground? i was riding passenger in an SUV the first time and i seem to remember it being pretty rough. has anyone done it? is it doable without any badness?
Awesome. Love hearing how people tear up the dirt roads and don't think twice about it. I had an amigo, great guy, drive his 2wd truck into Lower Devils Canyon. He made it in and out. Way before the mining company fixed the road.
All this does is further degrade the road. Notice how it has been worsening over the years since it was first developed? People banging along the road, when it is wet, is not a good thing.
But great going Greg. At least you did it in a prius. lol
Maybe I'm uninformed, but I fail to see any connection between a 2WD doing more damage to a dirt road than a 4WD in the same conditions. I'm pretty sure people are not doing 60mph drifting on the dirt roads in the mud in 2WD. Driving ANY vehicle on a wet dirt road is probably not great for the road. Will this matter to people who just want to climb? I'd say probably not, given your own recommendation that people do it with 4WD and clearance, Manny.
Seems obvious to me why driving a 4wd with clearance v. a non 4wd car on a muddy road, is a better choice. You can minimize damage going slow. You can stay on track with a 4wd.
An automobile will damage any road it uses. It's all about using the right tool. Have you noticed the Jacks road deterioration over the last twenty years Alex? I think we should act as stewards and try to keep the land intact as much as possible. That's my message.