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Re: The Wilderness

Post by Charles Haacker » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:07 am

St3v3M wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:45 pm
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Thanks, Steve. We were at Mono more times that we could count but never went to Trona, possibly because I destroyed a car going to Bodie once. (N)
I was surprised how many cars I saw doing the circle-and-go during the day, the trick is to go slow.

And yes, I'm jealous of everywhere you've been. Blessed! S-
I don't know how bad the Bodie road is now, but 30-odd years ago I took that 13 miles of "graded dirt" road at probably 5-10 mph, often releasing the steering wheel so the car could have its head, hoping to save the shocks and the ball joints, but for every pothole on that "road" there's a boulder the size of the pothole and it is impossible to avoid either. A passenger car doesn't do well on that road, and we long suspected the state never improves the road deliberately to make people be really serious about getting out there. To maintain Bodie in its state of "arrested decay" is more difficult if turistas love it to death (we were out there a total of four times, hating every inch of that damned road). :wall:
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Post by St3v3M » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:12 am

Charles Haacker wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:07 am
I don't know how bad the Bodie road is now, but 30-odd years ago I took that 13 miles of "graded dirt" road at probably 5-10 mph, often releasing the steering wheel so the car could have its head, hoping to save the shocks and the ball joints, but for every pothole on that "road" there's a boulder the size of the pothole and it is impossible to avoid either. A passenger car doesn't do well on that road, and we long suspected the state never improves the road deliberately to make people be really serious about getting out there. To maintain Bodie in its state of "arrested decay" is more difficult if turistas love it to death (we were out there a total of four times, hating every inch of that damned road). :wall:
I'll try to make it up there soon and give an updated road report! S-
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