Originally Posted by DBOL
WHEN YOU SAY STEEP WHAT DO YOU MEAN 7 DEGREE 8 OR 9?
tHANKS FOR THE PREVIOUS RESPONCE
Nope. The road down is about 2 miles long and has 10% grade in spots. It is clearly marked that when you got through the entrance gate. Practically speaking, there is only one stretch where it is really 10% but it is fairly long and has a hairpin turn at the bottom. If you haven't ever done it before, the idea is to use short stabs at your service brakes to prevent the MH from picking up too much speed. I made the mistake of stopping dead at the top of it, locking into low gear with the exhaust brake on and didn't touch the services brakes in that part of the decent. I was treated to an unplanned transmission upshift about half way down it (the transmission was trying to protect the engine) and it was white knuckles after that.
If I were doing it again, I might unhook the toad before starting down. We have an aux. brake in the toad but it might be better to take the two vehicles separately.
There are several campgrounds. We took the one where flash floods would be no problem. It is right at the base of the hill. It had water and 30amp electric, like most of the State Parks.