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[*] posted on 11-26-2017 at 07:59 PM


If an overloaded 18 wheeler can make it, your Highlander will be fine!!! The car can make it if the driver can!!!:bounce:

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[*] posted on 11-26-2017 at 08:06 PM


I'd take the exploder and leave the highlander home in the garage.
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[*] posted on 11-27-2017 at 01:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JoelovesBaja  
whats you opinion? we are tanking this Highlander for comfort
or should I take my 2003 for explorer?


You will be fine. I drove northbound through there Saturday and it was essentially the same as the video.




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[*] posted on 11-27-2017 at 03:34 PM


If you need a road to be paved before driving it, perhaps Baja is not the best choice for your vacation?
Most roads are unpaved and most cars drive them. If it is rough, you drive slower. This fear of taking a Highlander sure is unwarranted. Ferraris and big motorhomes are the kinds of vehicles that only need to be concerned about dirt road driving, in dry weather.
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[*] posted on 11-27-2017 at 07:26 PM


The guard shack cavity search along with modern, tourist-friendly facilities, means my Gonzaga days are limited.











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[*] posted on 11-27-2017 at 08:00 PM


omygod....sawdust and cement grit in the tacos :o:o :biggrin:



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[*] posted on 11-28-2017 at 12:31 AM


Thank you guys.
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[*] posted on 11-28-2017 at 04:44 AM


Thanks for the update! I just started planning an early 2018 dirt bike trip, and was wondering about that section of road. Not much left for the imagination except when they will be done! :light:
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[*] posted on 11-28-2017 at 07:46 PM


How many 4X4s never leave the asphalt in Orange Co. CA? Its always been amazing to me how many people fear dirt roads. Been that way since I first went down in the early 70s. Some of the places the locals drove with normal everyday 1 wheel drive cars would blanch the face of many today.

Roads gets wet and we need active traction control, 4X4 drive, ABS brakes and FWL RADAR to close the throttle. YIKES how did we survive with mechanical brakes on only 2 wheels? Now we need the car to parallel park itself because we can't do it!

Just go to a big boat launch ramp any weekend and see how many can't backup a trailer.

This video shows me I can make it with my 22 ft travel trailer with ease as long as I go at it in a reasonable manner.

One last item- many wonder/complain about when they are going to finish it but I think just the opposite. I'm impressed with how it is going considering they are trying to build a "modern" highway a hundred miles out in the middle of no where, in the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. I can't imagine working as a powder monkey or scoop driver out there in the middle of summer. I'm amazed its moving as well as it is.

I drove this road from Hwy 1 to Papa's in the early 70s in the middle of the night. A completely different experience than this "now" graded road.





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[*] posted on 11-28-2017 at 08:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Cliffy  
How many 4X4s never leave the asphalt in Orange Co. CA? Its always been amazing to me how many people fear dirt roads. Been that way since I first went down in the early 70s. Some of the places the locals drove with normal everyday 1 wheel drive cars would blanch the face of many today.

Roads gets wet and we need active traction control, 4X4 drive, ABS brakes and FWL RADAR to close the throttle. YIKES how did we survive with mechanical brakes on only 2 wheels? Now we need the car to parallel park itself because we can't do it!

Just go to a big boat launch ramp any weekend and see how many can't backup a trailer.

This video shows me I can make it with my 22 ft travel trailer with ease as long as I go at it in a reasonable manner.

One last item- many wonder/complain about when they are going to finish it but I think just the opposite. I'm impressed with how it is going considering they are trying to build a "modern" highway a hundred miles out in the middle of no where, in the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. I can't imagine working as a powder monkey or scoop driver out there in the middle of summer. I'm amazed its moving as well as it is.

I drove this road from Hwy 1 to Papa's in the early 70s in the middle of the night. A completely different experience than this "now" graded road.



Cliffsy,
That was a good old-man-Luddite-rant.

I suspect you got a rotary dial phone in your house and you still use that old black and white TV you purchased back in 1972.

Now go eat your daily fiber shake, and get back to yelling at the clouds and screaming at the neighbor kids to stay off your lawn!





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[*] posted on 11-28-2017 at 08:58 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Cliffy  
How many 4X4s never leave the asphalt in Orange Co. CA? Its always been amazing to me how many people fear dirt roads. Been that way since I first went down in the early 70s. Some of the places the locals drove with normal everyday 1 wheel drive cars would blanch the face of many today.

Roads gets wet and we need active traction control, 4X4 drive, ABS brakes and FWL RADAR to close the throttle. YIKES how did we survive with mechanical brakes on only 2 wheels? Now we need the car to parallel park itself because we can't do it!

Just go to a big boat launch ramp any weekend and see how many can't backup a trailer.

This video shows me I can make it with my 22 ft travel trailer with ease as long as I go at it in a reasonable manner.

One last item- many wonder/complain about when they are going to finish it but I think just the opposite. I'm impressed with how it is going considering they are trying to build a "modern" highway a hundred miles out in the middle of no where, in the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. I can't imagine working as a powder monkey or scoop driver out there in the middle of summer. I'm amazed its moving as well as it is.

I drove this road from Hwy 1 to Papa's in the early 70s in the middle of the night. A completely different experience than this "now" graded road.



Cliffsy,
That was a good old-man-Luddite-rant.

I suspect you got a rotary dial phone in your house and you still use that old black and white TV you purchased back in 1972.

Now go eat your daily fiber shake, and get back to yelling at the clouds and screaming at the neighbor kids to stay off your lawn!



what a pathetic little man you are :no:
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[*] posted on 11-30-2017 at 06:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Cliffy  
How many 4X4s never leave the asphalt in Orange Co. CA? Its always been amazing to me how many people fear dirt roads. Been that way since I first went down in the early 70s. Some of the places the locals drove with normal everyday 1 wheel drive cars would blanch the face of many today.

Roads gets wet and we need active traction control, 4X4 drive, ABS brakes and FWL RADAR to close the throttle. YIKES how did we survive with mechanical brakes on only 2 wheels? Now we need the car to parallel park itself because we can't do it!

Just go to a big boat launch ramp any weekend and see how many can't backup a trailer.

This video shows me I can make it with my 22 ft travel trailer with ease as long as I go at it in a reasonable manner.

One last item- many wonder/complain about when they are going to finish it but I think just the opposite. I'm impressed with how it is going considering they are trying to build a "modern" highway a hundred miles out in the middle of no where, in the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. I can't imagine working as a powder monkey or scoop driver out there in the middle of summer. I'm amazed its moving as well as it is.

I drove this road from Hwy 1 to Papa's in the early 70s in the middle of the night. A completely different experience than this "now" graded road.



Cliffsy,
That was a good old-man-Luddite-rant.

I suspect you got a rotary dial phone in your house and you still use that old black and white TV you purchased back in 1972.

Now go eat your daily fiber shake, and get back to yelling at the clouds and screaming at the neighbor kids to stay off your lawn!



what a pathetic little man you are :no:


Cliffy, good post, what a creepy response you got....
I love that road!
Few months back my 20 year old F150 ate it up at 40-50 mph.
And in the really rocky places, you just slow down and don't kill your rig.
Great comment about "Orange County 4x4s.
Except for hard core Baja types I tell 4x4 buyers "If you are where you need four wheel drive, you are probably somewhere you should not be." 40+ years of pounding Baja I have never been there in a 4x4.... and yeah, that includes 12 years of racing the big ones...
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