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Road to Big Sandy

Postby Bob Sihler » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:20 pm

I'm aware that the last part of the drive to the TH gets rough, but is it rough to the point of needing high clearance? If possible, I'd like to avoid the extra cost of renting an SUV this summer and stick with something cheaper.
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Re: Road to Big Sandy

Postby WyomingSummits » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:45 pm

High clearance isn't necessary. Don't take a low rider on it, but normal clearance is plenty. I've seen plenty of sedan type cars at that trailhead. When are you out here.....I'll be in that area a couple times this summer.
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Re: Road to Big Sandy

Postby Bob Sihler » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:55 pm

Likely somewhere around July 4-16 but perhaps as early as the end of June. I'm waiting for my wife to figure out if she's going to Hawaii for a friend's wedding or not. Given the choice between sand and touristy stuff or snowy peaks, I choose the latter. :-)
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Re: Road to Big Sandy

Postby WyomingSummits » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:03 pm

Bob Sihler wrote:Likely somewhere around July 4-16 but perhaps as early as the end of June. I'm waiting for my wife to figure out if she's going to Hawaii for a friend's wedding or not. Given the choice between sand and touristy stuff or snowy peaks, I choose the latter. :-)


Funny.....I'll be headed to Northern VA at that time June 30-July 8th :) My wife grew up in Vienna and I grew up 80 miles south west. I don't blame you for picking peaks over the beach....I'm flying back out here while my wife and kids go to Rehoboth Beach in DE for another couple of weeks with her fam.....I'll pass on slow cooking in the sand for glaciers and t storms. :)
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Re: Road to Big Sandy

Postby Bob Sihler » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:56 pm

WyomingSummits wrote:
Bob Sihler wrote:Likely somewhere around July 4-16 but perhaps as early as the end of June. I'm waiting for my wife to figure out if she's going to Hawaii for a friend's wedding or not. Given the choice between sand and touristy stuff or snowy peaks, I choose the latter. :-)


Funny.....I'll be headed to Northern VA at that time June 30-July 8th :) My wife grew up in Vienna and I grew up 80 miles south west. I don't blame you for picking peaks over the beach....I'm flying back out here while my wife and kids go to Rehoboth Beach in DE for another couple of weeks with her fam.....I'll pass on slow cooking in the sand for glaciers and t storms. :)


If I happen to still be here then and you feel like some climbing, there's good one-pitch stuff, mostly top roping, at Great Falls along the Potomac: http://www.summitpost.org/potomac-river ... ock/283338

I have an extra harness and all the gear, so if you're traveling light, all you'd need would be your shoes.

If it's nasty hot and humid by then, the climbing will suck, but fortunately I have a few kayaks as well, all of which can handle at least Class 4 water. I'm not a playboater, though, more a river runner.
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Re: Road to Big Sandy

Postby Bill Reed » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:43 pm

Bob Sihler wrote:I'm aware that the last part of the drive to the TH gets rough, but is it rough to the point of needing high clearance? If possible, I'd like to avoid the extra cost of renting an SUV this summer and stick with something cheaper.


Heading to the Cirque this summer Bob?
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Re: Road to Big Sandy

Postby Bob Sihler » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:59 pm

Bill Reed wrote:
Bob Sihler wrote:I'm aware that the last part of the drive to the TH gets rough, but is it rough to the point of needing high clearance? If possible, I'd like to avoid the extra cost of renting an SUV this summer and stick with something cheaper.


Heading to the Cirque this summer Bob?


I think it's time to finally suck it up and deal with the crowds in order to see that place. Once, I saw it from Mount Washakie, but that's not the same. Hopefully, my habits of starting really early and wandering from the path will give me some peace.
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Re: Road to Big Sandy

Postby Bill Reed » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:31 pm

Good to see you're working your way through it Bob. Hope it goes well, look forward to reading about it!
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