I've been looking forward to driving the Ural up to the summit and had the perfect opportunity during the first week of October.
Trailering the rig to the base after camping the night at the NH state Dolly Copp campground. The camp ground is just a few miles North of the Auto Road entrance. They have running water, flush toilets and sink, the fee was $22. The camp ground was filling up when I arrived after 3pm but I was able to get a nice spot, most are wooded.
Heating canned chili on my Soviet copy of a Swedish Primus gasoline stove.
After a cool night (37F), hot instant coffee. Add a tin of German kippers (Walmart) and 2 old banana, ensured I empty my bowels for the drive up.
At the Auto Road entrance there is a large dirt parking lot, no issues leaving the trailer there.
On the AutoRoad at 8:30am:
Started out with 1 and 2nd gear, but eventually stayed in first. I took a lot of stops and took in the scenery to allow the engine to cool a bit.
Above the tree line with more visibility. There is a short dirt section, when I saw a truck spraying water, I parked up on the side to wait for him to finish. The parking places are nearer level(ish) ground, so taking off from them wasn't a strain on the clutch.
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