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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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I think I used to know this, but begs to question.

Where would one cross, on foot, from the South to the North side of the hwy near Box Canyon pullout?

Where would one leaving (driving) Southbound from Box Canyon pullout make the closest U-turn, to return Northbound and back to Zopkios rest area?

I'll bet many of you know, thanks in advance!
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I may be wrong, but I think the answer to both of your questions is the Box Canyon pullout. There's parking on the south side of the highway and the median is removed there so you can both cross the highway on foot and make a u turn.
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I may be wrong, but I think the answer to both of your questions is the Box Canyon pullout. There's parking on the south side of the highway and the median is removed there so you can both cross the highway on foot and make a u turn.
Ah perfect, a missing median might just be the ticket. I'll report back.
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Yes Box Canyon has a portion of the median removed so snowplows can make their u-turns
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Yes Box Canyon has a portion of the median removed so snowplows can make their u-turns
technically it's illegal for a regular car to u-turn through this (posted) but as long as traffic is absent, in practice it's not so bad. theoretically. i have never broken the law....

it only takes 5 more minutes to drive up to zopkios or down to portia to turn around if traffic is heavy though
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This morning (in a fruitless search for climbable ice in there....) we used the gap in the median without any issues. I'd be cautious about trying it in heavy traffic or poor visibility.
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It is also $121 and 2 points if you are lucky and the officer decides you did not endanger traffic.
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You're all correct, median is removed at Box Canyon, not that that is legal or advised, particularly in busy periods or poor visibility, good points CT.
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