This picture was taken in the rainy season (July/August) in Arivaca, Arizona and shows my driveway leading down to a dry wash.
The incline (foreground) is a lot steeper than the photo shows. The soil is clay which becomes muck when wet and the ruts were becoming deeper.
Delivery trucks were complaining and passenger cars were struggling up the incline on the way out.
I needed a robust solution, but wanted a 'natural' look to compliment the landscape as opposed to a stirle concrete ramp. I decided that stone would be the way to go because it is a locally available resource and would look great when completed.
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