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Postby seeitallbeforeidie » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:08 am

Big Tex wrote:I might hold the record for the lowest clearance to American Basin TH. Last year I drove my tiny Chevy Aveo up there and didn't hit once. I was told by multiple people on the road I'll never make it. I showed them when I reached the parking. YEAH!!.


I have an Aveo too. It has been up to the Stevens Gulch trailhead a few times. I wish I could say I didn't hit bottom...

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Postby MrsPalmer » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:44 pm

Thanks Del Sur, but now I'm completely freaked out about the marmots doing damage to the truck!! :shock:

Are they at the Grizzly Gultch trailhead too? or just up at the higher elevations??

We'll be re-thinking our game plan.... any advice welcome and heeded!

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Driving to Handies

Postby TheKanes » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:31 pm

Actually, good clearance to Handies is recommended. We hit bottom a few times in an Rodeo. Also, you may post hole in spots coming down from Sunshine... start early!
You never conquer a mountain.
You stand on the summit a few moments,
Then the wind blows your footprints away.
~Arlene Blum

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