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post #1 of 6 Old 04-12-2010, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone wheeled on Black Gap road in Big Bend?

Just curious on the difficulty? Is it doable without lockers?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-13-2010, 05:37 AM
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I haven't been out to Big Bend in years. Planning on going once I get back to the states in a few weeks. Once I hit Panther Junction, I don't know where I'll end up. I've seen some good areas though. I've seen the Rio Grande rise over 10 feet out by Hot Springs. That would be a good place for a short little off road stint.

Not much motion in the ocean, but I'm the captain.
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I'm hoping to head out there during memorial day weekend.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-13-2010, 09:30 AM
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It's going to be nice this time of year too. Take some pictures.

Not much motion in the ocean, but I'm the captain.
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You won't need a locker for Black Gap Road. You probably won't really need 4wd. There is one section that if you are going North to South where it goes up a slight rocky section that turns to the right, other than that I think I used it to get through some of the dry stream beds the road goes through just to make sure I didn't tear it up.

I did it stock as well. Had an issue where something damaged the fuel pump wiring and had to be towed to Ft Stockton. Really sucks because it was a simple issue and just the way things worked out I didn't have the time to diagnose it on the spot and save myself the $450 tow bill.

Cell reception is almost nonexistent there.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-16-2010, 01:35 AM
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A stock Jeep should make fairly easy work of the road. The only spot that might give you a little trouble is the "Gap" itself. And honestly, that's not really bad at all. Use your head and be prepared. You're pretty much on your own out there.

A previous discussion is here.

Enjoy. It's one of my favorite spots to go camping and get lost for a long weekend.

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