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    Some 5 years ago was last time I drove down Lippencutt. In a lifted van I felt on verge of either rolling over the edge on the ridiculous off-camber sections or dropping a rear wheel off road on the narrow eroded gully crossings. Places where one has to hug the uphill bank as much as possible during the turn so as to not drop rear tire into drainage.
    Road was either much better this year or maybe things just look smoother from a motorcycle.

    This was a pretty good example of when to use your own judgement rather than blindly trusting Google Maps. The mid-west young lady we helped whose day had begun as a fun park outing with her little doggie had turned into series of abject terror as she thought she was going to die.
    Back home when the Interstate over the Sierras get closed by snow Google Maps has been sending traffic past my place on the old Donnor Party Trail, a narrow single dirt track that likely leads to more cannibalism than a safe winter time route to coastal California. Officials have put up a series of signs saying not to trust internet directions but each winter many who can't read, or trust their cell phones more than the real world still require rescue.
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    Speaking of judgement and self-reliance here is a good video for you flying types and wanna-be bush pilots. Figured it is my thread so I can hi-jack it. Nice typical Alaskan outback story of folks pulling together and just doing what needs to be done. A good attitude that translates well for us motorcycle people. Enjoy or ignore, no worries.
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