Trailhead:  Yankee Boy Basin
San Juan Mountains
 Posted By:  Defiant_Sun
 Date of Info:  09/22/2019
 Date Posted:  09/26/2019
 Status Update
This reg Jeep driver (and passengers?), nearly lost life trying to reach the upper parking past the lower TH. I parked my Jeep Liberty at the lower TH parking area and walked to the upper TH. I knew any pic taken could not convey the steepness and seriousness: the front passenger wheel has a rock under it to keep the wind from rocking it and sending it over the cliff edge? How close? 99 out of 100 IMO!
Thank You 14ers.com for TH Reports.



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 Comments or Questions
Defiant_Sun

Jaws-like section
09/30/2019 06:50
The driver lost it on a Jaws-like section in front of the Jeep and slid backwards --within hairs of rolling off the cliff. No trees to stop this potential roll-off. I could not see the bottom...


CaptCO

Yikes!
09/27/2019 13:42
I went up about 50yds in my truck before backing up and saying F that!


Wentzl


off road
10/28/2019 10:41
That looks like the same section where I went off the road trying to get past a snow drift. Dumbest thing I ever got away with. Had to maneuver down to a relatively flat section off the road then back up like a madman to regain road. 99/100 potential to roll!



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