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Old 03-27-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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I was wondering if anyone has done off-roading in Assateague Island.

Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) Use - Assateague Island National Seashore

I wanted to know how difficult these paths are considering I'm not an experienced off-road driver. I have a Land Rover LR2 and can switch to mud/ruts/sand mode or do I need Jeep Wranglers with big tires. Does anyone has pictures of those paths or share your own experiences?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I used to.

Do you have four wheel drive? Low range?

The sand does get pretty soft. There really aren't many paths, it's mostly just driving on the beach.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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I've done it several times, but its been a few years. I had a Ford Explorer and never had any problems. It is basically driving on the beach. Lower your tire pressure and make sure you have all items on the required list.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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I used to.

Do you have four wheel drive? Low range?

The sand does get pretty soft. There really aren't many paths, it's mostly just driving on the beach.
It's a Land Rover LR2. It is 4-wheel drive and has smart terrain response system. It does not have low range. I'm assuming the terrain response system when switched to mud/sand mode will actually work.
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