Originally Posted by slide
You cannot count on these roads or the info you get from the FS to be accurate. There are too many of these old roads in this state to be kept track of. A major rain storm can change the status of a road in an hour but take months to discover the change (years?).
I think I posted that on my GS (1150) I hit a road which clearly showed going through but which was a complete dead end. That's when I spun my bike because the road dead ended in the middle of a steep slope down. No way could I do a 180 with the tires touching the dirt. Even if I were 7' tall, it would take a 3 or 4 point turn that way.
A couple years back, I got on a road in the Adirondacks in NY that my GPS said was real. Within a mile, it degraded into a skidder track. In two miles, the skidder driver had built a bypass around a bog. I, quite stupidly, dove straight into the bog. Made it all of 3'. Spent six hours getting the pigbeast out of that hole.