Originally Posted by daveb
Hidden valley and Hunter Mtn is a fine way in but closes in winter. Guess you can call to find out if it's open.
we took saline valley rd up and over hunter mountain, teakettle to racetrack, then down Lippencott (at dusk) and back to Panamint Springs last Christmas of 2011 in my Suzuki Samurai, which was an unseasonably warm year. We had some ice and snow on the northern slopes, like you'd expect, but no big deal, hardly locked the front hubs. No what the park rangers would have had me believe. I guess my experience in snow with VW buses on the annual Shasta Snow Trip has taught me a couple tricks, or the rangers don't like rescuing stranded pilgrims in the back country.
But the Sami is just a jeep that someone washed on hot
, "Honey i shrunk the 4by4!" pretty easy to stay out of trouble with nimble little thing, and pretty easy to shovel out of any trouble one might find. Our SMB is a different beast
Dave, the pictures of you winching your SMB out of sand are sobering... particularly since I don't have a winch
On the other hand, i will have 2-3 teens with us, who can wield a shovel