Registered: 1265122403 Posts: 377
Dropping your tire pressure to 10 psi or less will usually get you out of deep sand. The problem is when you're in what I call "silt". Tires won't "float" on silt, no matter how much air you let out. Best to just go around if possible.
Registered: 1380901499 Posts: 31
What about lowering tire pressure ? Seen it done at the beach, lot's of sand.
Registered: 1265087711 Posts: 49
I was just there two weeks ago. Some people have started a bypass to the left side of the sandy area. Pay attention and have a tow strap along.
Registered: 1265147498 Posts: 32
I have a question for those that have gone to the springs recently. It appears there is some soft sand before the bat pole. Over the past 2 trips I go in with my buddy Bill, he drives my 4WD Dodge and I drive my 2WD Ford F-150. Is it ok to still do this? If i got stuck with the Ford could I use the Dodge to pull me out of the sand?
Bottom line is I just want to know if it's too risky to drive the 2WD Ford F-150 through that sand patch?
Registered: 1474080930 Posts: 6
Just came out today. No body around. Very nice! Bat road is not "completely" washed out as some might have experienced two weeks or more ago. Watch out for sand trap just before Bat Post, gun it in 4wd, and just go easy along washed out area just before the Lower Spring. Did some road work, moved a few rocks on my way out. Follow the existing tracks and go slow. No big deal.
Registered: 1426244373 Posts: 22
South Pass is in really good shape and seems to have been recently graded. Bat Road is getting more passable but at the same time, there's no clear indication of where the road is, as there's now several options for passage in many places.
That said, I made it back to the 190 in record time this morning.
Registered: 1264818129 Posts: 353
Please post any up to date information on the south pass in this thread. Anything older than 30 days will be subject to deletion as we go along.