De Lamar mine in SE Idaho....

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  1. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Medium Load Member

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    Anyone run into this place. Running a site truck on my step up to the mine. Seems there are 2 choices.
    Come in from the west/Jordan Valley OR
    Or from the east/Murphy ID.

    Definitely dont look like STAA routes... lol
     
  2. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Oooooo Baby,You got a good one there- This one will test your patience.

    Go in easy and Slow- You dont "have" to drive in 45-55 mph...Take it in easy

    Look at the bright side- Pack the Cooler, And you wont be bothered by DOT cops .....
     
  3. Old mark

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    Havent tried the jordan valley route. Came thru murphy, up the silver city road. Tight turns and draged bottom a few times in a ford escape. This was a couple of years ago.
     
  4. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Medium Load Member

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    In a Ford escape? Yea guess I'm going to have to go in/out the west side
     
  5. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Medium Load Member

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    The road that bad heading into the mine?
     
  6. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    I dunno- It was me- Id go in Slow n easy-
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I'd call the mine and find out the route other trucks use going in there.
     
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  8. Old mark

    Old mark Bobtail Member

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    There is a sign posted where you turn off hwy 51. High clearance vehicles recomended. Trailers not recomended.
     
  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I would have called BEFORE leaving. Since it's the weekend.

    You may get up there and have no cell service. For either you or them.

    On another note. It'll be fun. I've had a few loads. Wilderness. Narrow dirt road. No cell. Had to turn around go back a few miles to get signal.

    Couple of loads I had. Drive up the narrow curvy hill couple miles. Unload. BACK down the hill to get out. Turning around to drive forward out of there was not an option.

    Elogs will definitely ruin your day.
     
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