Re: Maybe, maybe not

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Posted by Thom on March 12, 2002 at 22:06:15:

In Reply to: Maybe, maybe not posted by DJ Dojo Loach on March 12, 2002 at 18:59:02:

What I was getting at, was that Panamint City was active, with full time residents gaining access via the maintained dirt road up Surprise Canyon. Back in its heyday, the Canyon was home to over 1000 people, who used the Canyon as a giant latrine.

That the road was washed out around 1984 and never rebuilt relagated it to a hard jeep road. No, not monster trucks under big power. Slow, rock crawling jeeps.

That the the road has become sufficiently tough to keep out all but a few well prepped rigs and drivers (yes most the the rock ledges require winching) reduced the amount of visitors-viola! Wilderness!

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