Calling all SMB vans and SMB Sprinters + any “B” Class Sprinter. Can’t get away for a long trip? How about a short week-end? Fill those water tanks, blow the cobwebs out of the heater and let's go!
June 12 and 13 is the weekend run to Crandall Peak trail. The turn off is 2 miles north of Strawberry. We will most likely wait in Stawberry until 1:30 pm for fellow week-end warriors. The trail is 36 miles of unpaved road, Class 3 rating.
Most of the trail is a 2 with the 3 rating coming along Strawberry Ridge and the descent to the Stanislaus River.
Of course, turning around is always an option.We are planning to leave here around 11am and return on Sunday around 5pm.
We will camp along the route in time for cocktails, possible at the Sand Bar Flat campground.
If you can make it, please post here.
The trail is graded dirt suitable for a normal passenger vehicle.
High-clearance vehicles are preferred but not necessary. The trail is dirt with possible rocks, grades, water crossings or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle.
High-clearance 4wd preferred but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road, loose surface, rocks up to 6” in diameter. Roads will be wide enough for passing or have pull-offs.
High-clearance 4wds are recommended although most stock SUVs are acceptable.
Ratings extracted from BackCountry Adventures Northern California, Peter Massey and Jeanne Wilson. To order: Backcountry Adventures Northern California: The Ultimate Guide to the Backcountry for Anyone with a Sport Utility Vehicle