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LanceButler

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I was out there today to bring the BLM archaeologist out to our sections. The road is fine. It is now passable for two wheel drives, campers and trailers. All of our sections were approved by the archaeologist so make sure to come out!

The road was driven yesterday by a truck in two wheel drive, so this is not just boasting. This was with dry sand. If it rains more between now and then it will just get even more drivable. Feel free to call me if you have questions about getting your rig in there next weekend.
 
Bosslady

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Thanks! See you all this weekend :-)
ridenm

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Guess I better get busy setting sections, huh?
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 You still have five days, no worries![biggrin]
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Hey, that's great news!  I'm not afraid to bring my camper out now!!  [biggrin]
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LanceButler

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Update. Tim went out Monday and reported that it was dry as a bone. He said he got stuck in the sand in 2 wheel drive but got out easily in 4 wheel drive. Al is out there now and says that about half of the improvement we noticed on Saturday is now undone. I think the issue is moisture. When it was wet a couple of weeks ago Rob O got his 2 wheel drive van in there no problem. On Saturday there was a bit of moisture and my Subaru packed it down quite nicely and allowed Hammer to make it in 2 wheel drive in his truck.

So my official thought is that conditions change everyday depending on weather. I believe that I can get my trailer in there. I am going to go out Friday afternoon/evening and bring my trailer in. Al has offered to go out there with me in case I get stuck. Once I get in I will unhook my truck and have my phone. If you get stuck coming in give me a call at 205-2028. If you think you are at high risk for getting stuck it might be a good idea to take a look under the front of your vehicle before you come so you know where you want to hook to for a tow. 

So the choice is up to you, bring your camper or bring your truck or ride with a buddy with 4 wheel drive. I elect to take the risk and bring my trailer in and I am happy to help you get in regardless of what you drive.

When you come in please stay in the ruts so that you don't move more sand down into them. The idea of driving outside of the ruts to flatten everything has been thoroughly disproven. 

Also, don't forget that we have a new lock. it is the big one and the black line is the one to line numbers up with (on the top, not in the middle).
LanceButler

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I just spoke to BLM and we are now clear to move the sand ourselves. Going forward they will grade it this spring and then every year at the end of September until we get the road moved out of the sand.

I need a tractor, Bobcat, or grader in the next two days. Who can help?
LanceButler

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Matt is on his way to pickup a skid steer. I will meet him out there tonight and we will start on the road and he will finish it tomorrow. I expect this means that the road will be tip top by Friday. Thanks Matt!
LanceButler

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Just got back from SanYo. Moved a lot of sand but there is a lot more to do tomorrow. John and Tim Brown are going to help Matt with it tomorrow and are bringing some other equipment. You guys are all awesome! 

We got down to clay in some spots so I think the road will be workable for all by Friday. I will update you tomorrow.
LanceButler

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Just got back again. Today Matt had help from Al, John Brown and Tim Brown. The Brown's brought a tractor and a tiny excavator. Lots of sand was moved. The road is not perfect but I guarantee it is better than it was last time everyone brought their campers in. The first turn is plenty wide enough for trailers. There are no ruts and no humps in the middle. We are now at about 60 man-hours on the road.

Everyone has opinions and they may vary widely but I am not worried at all about bringing my trailer in there tomorrow. Al crawled the whole road today at idle in two wheel drive. There is one softish hole about halfway through the sand so speed is still advised, but try not to get out of hand and tear up our new road. I think that any camper should be able to make it in.

Make sure not to stay home because of the road. We need riders to help pay for the bobcat rental!
ridenm

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Great job, guys -- rapid response to the opportunity to do some improvement. My Tacoma got through in the morning in the unworked sections but I was in 4wd low so I can't be a gauge. In the afternoon it was smooth sailing.
Bosslady

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Matt will be heading down early this afternoon to test the road....WITH OUR CAMPER....so, I will post a follow up letting you know how it went.  [wink]

Hope to see you all out there for what should be a fabulous weekend!
LanceButler

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Rob O just got into SY with his two wheel drive van. He texted to say "Someone has used a tractor out here. The road is perfect". I guess he doesn't read the forums. I wonder if anyone does. [smile]
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We have a forum? [biggrin]
Bosslady

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The Webb camper made it in. Grandpa Charlie made it in. The Texans made it in & so did Butler.  No problems for anyone, any vehicle.  The word on the street is to just deal with it like you would any other section.....Commit, Go & Give it some gas....stay smooth (so you don't chew it all up for the next guy)  [thumb]

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