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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:40 pm 
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0 = Graded dirt road, gentle grades, mostly 2WD except in snow.

1 = Dirt road, some ruts, up to 10 degree grades, 2WD except in rain & snow.

1.5 = Dirt road, rutted with washes & gulches, passable mud when wet, 4WD suggested but 2WD possible in good conditions with high clearance vehicle.

2 = Rutted & rocky road, rocks - 9", grades - 15 degrees, side camber - 15 degrees, 4WD required.

2.5 = Rutted &/or rocky, rocks - 9", water crossing less then 12" with passable currents, grades - 15 degrees, holes - 6", side camber - 20 degrees, 4WD required.

3 = Rocky/deep ruts, rocks - 12" & frequent, water crossing over 12", mud requires pre-check, grades - 20 degrees, side camber - 30 degrees, 4WD required, 2nd attempts may be required by stock 4X4 vehicles.

3.5 = Rocks frequent & over 12", can be exceeding hub height, holes frequent and 12" deep, heavy mud, grades - 25 degrees, side camber - 30 degrees, water - 18" deep with currents, 4WD required & experianced driver reccomended.

4 = Heavy rocks &/or severe ruts, rocks exceeding hub height, deep mud/uphill mud, steep grades - 25 degrees with loose or rocky beds, water over 30" deep, body damage possible, vehicle modifications helpful, experianced driver needed.

4.5 = Severe rocks over 15", frequent holes over 15", mud bogs, water over 30" with strong currents, steep grades over 30 degrees, may not be passable with stock vehicles, experianced driver essential, body damage, mechanical breakdowns roll-over possible, extreme caution required.

5 = Severe conditions, extreme caution required, no stock vehicles, winching required, trail building necessary, impassable under anything but ideal conditions, vehicle damage probable, personal injury possible, roll-over possible, vehicle modifications necessary, experianced driver only.

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