Saturday October 15, 2022 Juniper Mountain Loop Rd., ID.
Yesterday I had a real hard time trying to shift the four wheel drive in and out so something was wrong with that and I needed to have a look at it before we took off.
I decided to run the van up and down the little road we were on and try to shift it. After running up and down the road a couple of times and still no shift I figured maybe the new tires I put on the back were causing the transfer case to bind and not shift so I disengaged the front hubs to let the pressure off and tried it again and that worked well. The new tires are slightly larger than the old ones as the old ones have worn. There’s about a half inch difference in their diameters.
So for now, I have to take the hubs out to relieve the gear pressure, so it will shift, when I need to shift it, which is only when we get into the rough stuff.
When I get home I’ll get two more new tires so they all match and all should be good.
For now, I can make it work.
Juniper Mountain Loop Rd.
We got on the road around 11 and about a half mile down the road turned onto this road, which is a well graveled road, much smoother than the roads we’ve been on in the last couple of days so we could travel 35 to 45 mile as hour, compared to the one or two miles an hour we’d been doing on the rough stuff.
Bunch of birds
We were headed to a place they call Three Forks where the road can get across the river. The signs all said North Fork so I think they chanced the name some where along the way.
We were hoping to find some suitable camping near the crossing.
Tonight’s camp spot
Nice easy day
Compared to what we’d been doing in the last couple of days, this was a real easy day. It sure went through some nice countryside today.
We will drive on out of here back to highway 95 and go North to Jordan Valley to gas up then turn back south and turn on to a dirt road just south of Jordan Valley and we should be back in the boonies again. We will be going to a place they call Cow Lakes and then make some more plans from there
I should be able to post all my blogs at Jordan Valley.