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Old 06-23-2016, 07:01 PM   #11
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I have a 350HP Cummins 9 liter diesel puller; NO problem.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:21 PM   #12
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CA 108 Sanora Pass..... Not recommended for vehicles over 25' long .... REALLY ?????


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I have been over this route on my harley many times, the grade is really not that bad but the turns are so sharp and tight anything of any length can't make it around them. I will be taking this pass on 18 aug on a motorcycle trip. Great sight seeing
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:31 PM   #13
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Lawdy I wouldn't want to go up and down that without a trailer😳
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:48 PM   #14
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Nope! 17% was scary enough when we were driving to the Grand Canyon. Thank GOD for the engine break!!
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:56 PM   #15
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The highway over the pass is extremely steep (exceeding 8% for most of the traverse, and up to 26% grades in some locations), narrow and winding between Kennedy Meadows on the west side and Leavitt Meadows on the east. The route is not recommended for vehicles or vehicle combinations that are unusually wide, heavy or long. (quote from Wikipedia)

I have traveled it many times. It is not a bad drive by car or p/u. The scenery is wonderful and Leavitt Lake is worth a drive too but you will likely need all wheel drive or 4X4 to get to the lake.

Also on the Bridgeport side of the pass is a ghost town worth a tour. It was a mining town years ago. Bodie, CA is registered as a California Historical Landmark. Very interesting visit.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:58 PM   #16
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Are there any websites that list roads with severe grades like this?
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:51 PM   #17
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Is there a number on that old priest road. We are headed that way next week and sure don't want the same experience pulling out 35 " tt
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:55 PM   #18
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Check my #8 post... That should give you the info you need....


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Old 06-23-2016, 11:47 PM   #19
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I'd turn around and find another route.... Imagine having to go UP this one....Attachment 111793


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The question is.....not the 26% but for how long. Travel in lots of areas with 20% grades but often " pitches" that are only 1/2 mile or so with breaks.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:40 AM   #20
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Are there any websites that list roads with severe grades like this?
I had got the Mountain Directory years ago. Now, I see it is available in cell apps and E-book. Check out ..........
Mountain Directory for Truckers, RV, and Motorhome Drivers
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