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Old May 3rd, 2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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This thread and the activities discussed within it are in no way shape or form sponsored, endorsed, or supported by "Yogi's Pig Gig", the Swampstompers, or any other group, business, or organization. This activity will involve leaving the event and heading out on our own.

OK, all that said, I intend on leaving the "pig gig" sometime late Saturday morning and heading out to explore a few of my favorite trails. Anyone is welcome to follow me, if you dare. If you've never followed me on one of these rides please talk to someone who has first. This ride may be best described as "pointing my Jeep at the forest and smashing into trees until I come out on the other side". This will be occurring in the St. Helen Motorsports area where such activities are legal.

So let me know who's in or what other unofficial trail rides people have planned.
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I can neither confirm nor deny anything about trail rides leaving the Gig. Have heard rumors of some wild trips, but cannot attest to them.
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I can neither confirm nor deny anything about trail rides leaving the Gig. Have heard rumors of some wild trips, but cannot attest to them.
I can attest to at least one non-sanctioned ride involving a quarter, duct tape and permatex:tonka:
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What size trees are we talking about? And what are the chances of a stock vehicle making it?
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You'll be fine with a stocker, it's a good time. Go and enjoy
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I can attest to at least one non-sanctioned ride involving a quarter, duct tape and permatex:tonka:
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Good, depending on who you go with. The trails are two tracks, and OSTC has trails for everyone from what I understand.
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Good, depending on who you go with. The trails are two tracks, and OSTC has trails for everyone from what I understand.
Sweet. Money allowing, I'll have two vehicles there (my buddy driving the other), both of which will be pretty much stock. I enjoyed the local trails last year, but never found anyone heading to the scramble area (I know some went, I just never found them).
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Trees of all sizes, from seedlings that you'll never notice running over to large trees that will crumble fenders and break off mirrors.

Theres one mud hole that hardly anyone made it through last time without winching. Other than that a stock vehicle should be able to handle it. The question is can the driver/owner of the vehicle handle the scratched and possibly dents from crashing through the forest?

If I get time this summer I'd like to get up there and scout some more trails.
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Trees of all sizes, from seedlings that you'll never notice running over to large trees that will crumble fenders and break off mirrors.

Theres one mud hole that hardly anyone made it through last time without winching. Other than that a stock vehicle should be able to handle it. The question is can the driver/owner of the vehicle handle the scratched and possibly dents from crashing through the forest?

If I get time this summer I'd like to get up there and scout some more trails.
Well, after being so careful last year not to do anything more than scratch the paint on the XJ, then denting the door in on some exposed roots anyway, I'm rather less concerned with it this year. And my other vehicle is a late 80s Ranger, with a pot camo paint job. I'll have to make sure I've got good tow points on both (I think the XJ should be ok with the stock front ones, but the Ranger will need them front and rear), but I'm ok with scratches and dents. Just shows you wheel your junk.
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Absolutely positively mandatory. I reserve the right to not help pull someone out who shows up without proper tow points.
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Absolutely positively mandatory. I reserve the right to not help pull someone out who shows up without proper tow points.
Like I said, the Jeep has the stock ones in the front, so I'm hoping those are ok. I'll probly get a warn receiver shackle for the back. I just haven't had a chance to head over and look at what the Ranger has (it's not in my possession as of yet).
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Ahh, the things that go crunch when taking 5 Jeeps down a MX trail. It was slow but fun flexing or casing out on the stumps and logs.
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