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Posted: 02/22/10 06:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Enjoyed your pictures.
Thanks for posting.


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Posted: 02/22/10 06:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tiger4x4RV wrote:


For those of us without toads, could a TC the size of yours make it on that scenic loop road?

bigfootford wrote:


I don't think you would have a problem....It is one way though...

Here's what the BLM says:

The Fossil Canyon Loop Road is an interesting route for vehicle touring. Keep in mind that this one-way narrow dirt road is best driven with a high clearance or four-wheel drive vehicles.
FOSSIL CANYON LOOP ROAD IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PASSENGER VEHICLES AND SHOULD NEVER BE ATTEMPTED BY MOTORHOMES OR VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS.


I've seen that sign and your photos show a very narrow-looking point in the road, but I thought I remembered driving it years ago in my pre-Tiger which is why I asked. One-way, high clearance, 4WD - no problem. Less than 87 inches wide - problem. Maybe I'll try it next time, on some deserted weekday so backing out is possible. Thanks.

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Great photos and links. Thanks for sharing. I kept staring at the photos waiting for Wazoo to pop out from behind a rock or out of the tunnel. Looks like his kind of hiking.


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Posted: 02/22/10 07:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those of us snowbound prisoners waiting for spring, your trip report was a refreshing and welcome diversion. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing!


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Posted: 02/22/10 07:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tiger4x4RV wrote:



I've seen that sign and your photos show a very narrow-looking point in the road, but I thought I remembered driving it years ago in my pre-Tiger which is why I asked. One-way, high clearance, 4WD - no problem. Less than 87 inches wide - problem. Maybe I'll try it next time, on some deserted weekday so backing out is possible. Thanks.


Well, ya just need a buddy and a CB or 2 way radio to wait for ya at the entrance. I do think you could make it no, problem. I talked to a couple that went through with a car...they said they did rub somewhere underneath but not very hard.

This time of year it's not very busy there...

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Posted: 02/22/10 07:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good to learn of another great place to roam in the Cali. Appreciate the beta and scenic pictures. Especially, those panoramic mountain & Mono lake shots -- simply eye-popping. Thanks for taking us along...


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Posted: 02/22/10 07:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great photos, I am envious of your trip.

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Posted: 02/22/10 07:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jim, you got some great post cards.

What camera were you using for the panaramics?

All three of you looked well... Janet is asleep... I'll show her in the morning.

Thanks for sharing your trip.

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Posted: 02/22/10 08:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great photos, thanks for posting. We have got to get out west and see some of this...


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Posted: 02/23/10 04:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That region really reveals it's grandeur with those panoramic photos.

There certainly are some eclectic installations in the Barstow area for sure. I found the area interesting the last time I toured through in '98 (I think Dunes toured through there in 2000).

Thanks for the huge effort put into your trip report!

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