Monday, October 26, 2015

Mono Lake - Boondocking

Turning off 395 towards the lake on Picnic Grounds Road we found a few spots to boondock


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  1. Did you feel more confident with the extra 2 inch lift of your Chinook on this trip?

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    1. Extra ground clearance is definitely an advantage. Driving on dirt roads though often presents challenges other than just ground clearance. For example at Mono Lake I worked my way down one dirt road where bushes were occasionally scraping the sides. As the track began to narrow further I decided to reverse about 1/4 mile to where I thought I could turn around. Weighing 10,700 lbs total, with about 7,000 lbs on the back axle, in soft sand it's fairly easy to sink in, so turning around got a little 'interesting', and for a while the air turned a little bluer.

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