[pct-l] Jawbone Canyon Road

Jim Banks JimLBanks at verizon.net
Fri Apr 20 17:47:32 CDT 2018

Yes, those are the roads I am talking about.  Thanks for the information.




From: Paint YW <paintyourwagonhikes at gmail.com> 
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 3:15 PM
To: pct-l at backcountry.net; Jim Banks <JimLBanks at verizon.net>
Subject: Jawbone Canyon Road


I-Beam- Question? 


I'm looking at a PCT CA Section F map, and Jawbone Canyon Rd. comes up from the eastern flank of the Sierra, in a W by NW track, crosses the PCT at mile 602.5, up on top, and then T bones into Piute Mnt. Rd., at Claraville Flat. 


Piute Mnt. Rd. runs a westerly / easterly track at this intersection. Piute Mnt. Rd. tracks E by NE, eventually intersecting with Kelso Valley Rd., at a point a few miles as a crow flys above the PCT's mile # 617. 


If this is the road you are inquiring about- then yes, I have traveled that road in a Dodge 350 dually truck- and no, a 4WD vehicle is not required.


For clarity, this route is known as the Harris Grade, and the route from the eastern flank of the Sierra, up over the top, is known as the Geringer Grade. 


Best regards,




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