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Glossary -- 2WD Dirt Roads

Two-wheel-drive (2WD) dirt roads range from well-maintained graded and gravel roads that might be suitable in a sedan to old two-track roads with a few bushes and rocks on the center hump that require a high-clearance suspension (e.g., SUV or pickup truck). Keep in mind that a 2WD road might quickly turn to a 4WD road when wet, and all it takes is one unexpected rock or a bit of deep sand to trap a sedan on what should be a 2WD road.

When out in a 2WD vehicle, it is sometimes worth getting out of your vehicle and inspecting a bit of road before trying to drive it. If you get stuck in a sandy place, remember that letting some air out of the tires can help.

General Caution: When out driving, remember that as long as your vehicle keeps moving, everything will be fine. But the minute it stops because of flat tires, a busted oil pan, or just stuck in the sand, your life can be in danger. Be prepared with enough food and water, and stay with your vehicle. It is easier for rescue personnel to find a vehicle than it is to find a hiker. Lie on the ground under your vehicle for shade.

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