Twice I've come across trail heads that were difficult to access in my 2WD Ford F150. I searched the AZT forum, and read the trip logs and the guidebook but didn't see anything to tell me the vehicle requirements to access the trail heads. Since I'm section hiking, I frequently have to drive to the trail heads.
Does anyone know of a website where I can look for road conditions prior to setting out on my journeys? I did find one on Trails.com, but they are saying a CAR can make it up El Oso Road. My truck was slipping and sliding all over about 1/2 way up, so I parked it and walked the remaining 4.2 miles up 1600 feet of elevation.
I will be investing soon in a beater 4x4 to help me get to the trail heads, but in the meantime, any help on road requirements would be great. Thank you!