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Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby dmccool » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:47 pm

Compared to Mt. Princeton Road - - - are there any pull-offs in case i run into someone coming down?
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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby timf » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:58 pm

This road is a joke and I drive a Jeep Liberty EWWW! Seriously your tundra should be fine.
I was just up Antero on 7/27 and the odometer reading just past the major stream crossing said 3.1 miles.

Pretty straight forward, but no there are basically NO pulloffs. The drawback is how narrow the road is.
I remember when leaving I was kissing the edge while this guy in a big a$$ F350 (maybe 450) was passing on the inside. I asked if he could pull through yet as we were face to face 2' away and he said, "No you got me boxed in"

All I could think was, "who asked ya to drive up such a narrow road in such a large pick up."

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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby dmccool » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:08 pm

yeah, it looks like the road isn't bad to drive up. i was just worried about how narrow it is and my larger wheel base. a couple more questions:

1. How long is the hike from the stream crossing?

2. How far up is there decent parking? camping?

I have no problem with a long day on the mountain, but i'm bringing a friend from out of town and i'd like to shorted the hike a little for him. The last time i took flatlanders out, they bonked at 13,400 on Huron (which is a pretty short climb).

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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby rijaca » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:08 pm

timf wrote:
All I could think was, "who asked ya to drive up such a narrow road in such a large pick up."

Tim


The driver going uphill has the right-of-way.
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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby aerohr » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:24 pm

rijaca wrote:
timf wrote:
All I could think was, "who asked ya to drive up such a narrow road in such a large pick up."

Tim


The driver going uphill has the right-of-way.



Really? Are you sure? I always thought it was the other way around. Its a lot easier to back down a slope if you are heading up it than to back up it while heading down

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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby dmccool » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:38 pm

i thought the down driver had Right-of Way, too
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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby mbourget » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:01 pm

+1 for going up having right of way

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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby dmccool » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:06 pm

ok...but who backs up at the impass? is the down driver expected to reverse UP the hill? that's pretty dangerous if you ask me
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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby rijaca » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:07 pm

"When two vehicles meet on a grade and there isn't a safe place to pull over, the vehicle traveling uphill has the right of way. It is safer for the vehicle traveling downhill to back up, and it will be much easier for the downhill vehicle to get under way."

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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby rijaca » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:08 pm

dmccool wrote:ok...but who backs up at the impass? is the down driver expected to reverse UP the hill? that's pretty dangerous if you ask me


Less dangerous than backing down a hill!
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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby dmccool » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:12 pm

hmmm...good info and i appreciate the link. I think regardless of the trail etiquette, it would suck for either driver.

i'll take your word for it, though.

I started a thread to hear some more opinions.
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Re: Antero 4WD/Jeep Road

Postby Tigerbear » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:43 pm

Try driving the 4 wheel road AT NIGHT! I was up there on a search and rescue the night before last! What you can't see, won't hurt you! :shock:
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