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Death Valley Road Conditions

Post by Jim_b » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:12 am

Death Valley Road Conditions 11/1/2013

Badwater Road................. OPEN all the way from Hwy 190 to Hwy 127
Big Pine/Death Valley Rd . CLOSED by Inyo County from Grapevine to Eureka Dunes cutoff.
Cottonwood Canyon Rd.... Rough; 4x4 high-clearance recommended for first 8 miles. CLOSED beyond mile 8. Emigrant Canyon Road .... CLOSED due to flood damage.
Greenwater Valley Road... CLOSED by Inyo County due to flood damage.
Harry Wade Road............. CLOSED due to flood damage.
Keane Wonder Road ........ CLOSED; road and mining area closed to entry due to mine safety hazards. Panamint Valley Road ...... CLOSED by Inyo County due to flood damage.
Saline Valley (North)......... CLOSED by Inyo County; IMPASSABLE due to washouts.
Saline Valley (South) ........ CLOSED by Inyo County.
Saline Warm Springs Rd .. Washed out from County Road to Warm Springs.
Steel Pass Road............... IMPASSABLE. from Warm Springs to Steel Pass.
West Side Road................ CLOSED due to flood damage.
Wildrose Road .................. CLOSED due to flood damage.
WARNING on all backcountry roads......possible flood damage and inaccessibility. Please use caution.

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Re: Death Valley Road Conditions

Post by Bambi » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:03 am

DIRT ROAD DEFINITIONS

Low Clearance Two-Wheel-Drive (2WD) Roads
These are maintained gravel roads where a standard 2WD drive passenger vehicle is able to travel at low speeds, on long, dry straight-of-ways, without losing control due to wash boarding, ruts, or dips. In hilly areas or in curves, the safe speeds may be significantly lower.

High Clearance Two-Wheel-Drive (2WD) Roads
These are maintained gravel roads where a high clearance 2WD vehicle is able to travel safely at low speeds on long dry straight-of-ways, without losing control due to wash boarding, ruts, or dips. All high clearance 2WD roads may be rocky with areas or soft gravel or sand that makes travel unsafe for sedans or RVs.

High Clearance Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) Roads
These are unmaintained roads where a high clearance 4WD vehicle, in four-wheel- drive, driven by a driver experienced in 4WD drive techniques, can drive the road without getting stuck. All 4WD roads may be rocky, with deep sand or gravel and steep hills

VEHICLE DEFINITIONS

Low Clearance Two-Wheel-Drive (2WD) Vehicles
A low clearance 2WD vehicle is defined as a standard passenger vehicle with less than 8 inches of clearance from the lowest point of the frame, body, suspension, or differential, to the ground.

High Clearance Two-Wheel-Drive (2WD)Vehicles
A high clearance 2WD vehicle is defined as a SUV or truck type vehicle, with at least 15 inch tire rims or more, designed for heavier type use than a standard passenger vehicle, with at least 8 inches of clearance or more, from the lowest point of the frame, body, suspension, or differential, to the ground.

High Clearance Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) Vehicles
A high clearance 4WD vehicle is defined as a SUV or truck type vehicle, with at least 15 inch tire rims or more, with a low gear transfer case, designed for heavier type use than a standard passenger vehicle, with at least 8 inches of clearance or more from the lowest point of the frame, body, suspension, or differential, to the ground, also including a means to mechanically power both, front and real wheels at the same time.

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