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Old November 14th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Haggar;1375304]Other side of the coin, though.

Everywhere you go, really depends on a lot of factors, and how much its been ripped up. For example, just a simple rainstorm can take something from boring to an all day affair.QUOTE]


Ain't that the truth.
Throw a little rain on a southern trail and it's COMPLETELY differnt.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #22
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Old November 14th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #23
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Old November 14th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #24
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I hate going south! Every time that I come back my mind just keeps racing about 110mph saying, "Crap! Crap! Need more horsepower! Need bigger tires! Need stronger parts! Need more armor! Need more tubes! Crap! Crap!"

Of course I also act like that just trying to figure out what I want on a pizza.

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Old November 14th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #25
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Last fall I went and visited a friend in Lexington and we took a ride about 40 min south of there with his LR discovery(pretty but functional) and a PJKU's TJ. I wasn't even driving and I had an awesome time! The scenery alone was worth it. We didn't get on anything other than "dirt roads"(those that have been will understand) and we had a great time. I want to plan a trip to go this spring to do some actual wheeling. I went with the CTOR group this spring to the badlands and we all had a great time. XJ4life can attest to our "newb" smiles and grins as we put our rigs to the test. It was a great time and I recommend it to anyone, from mild to wild (pardon my pun). I think alot of the fear and doubt is from people not knowing what thier rig is actually capable of. I know at least 3 of 5 in our group that had no idea we could go over obstacles like we tried and completed at the badlands......I mean this is my XJ on a 4.5" rough country kit with aussie front, mini spool rear and look at what I was able to go over. Most kits out there perform better than what I'm sporting:

We had capable rigs in the group but we also had "bolt on"ish rigs in the group that kept pace just fine.


I for one look forward to going south and I would really like to plan a trip west in 2010...I'd like to wheel the rubicon and others out west before the hippys take over
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Old November 14th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #26
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I haven't been to an offroad park or major trail system yet where you were able to pick and choose trails to your rig's build level.

Don't be too focused on going south either. Lots of great places in Canada. The relatively new Sault Trussel offroad park in Sault ste marie is pretty good and much closer than most of the southern spots. Also this place linked below is one of the next places I want to check out, is in Quebec by montreal. (closer than it sounds) about the same distance as some of the places down south too. I went to an event at another place about an hour from there already its a cool experience wheeling in an area culturally different where everyone is speaking french.

http://www.pjf4x4.com/index.php?menu...de=pjfpark.php



next recomendation is East in New hampshire, though its kinda far at 11-12 hours, one of my favorite places I have ever been wheeling was here. check out the forum in this link to look out for events and head out.
http://forum.neow.net/

pic from the place in New hampshire I went to






Keep changing it up on the places to wheel at and I promise you will enjoy the sport a lot more. For the most part I dread when I am going to an offroad park I have been to multiple times before. those of you who strictly wheeling in MI, I don't know how you do it. MI is a great state for offroading, but variety in terrain and new areas helps keep motivation going. I love checking out places nobody would even think about taking a wheeling trip to and finding great spots.
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Hoping to make Tellico sometime this year. As for East, Rausch Creek is a great place also. Know we are going to one or the other in the Spring, then hope to make the opposite trip myself later in the year.

Since Rausch have no real desire to run mud anymore. Wet, slippery trails perhaps, but mud holes are in my past.
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Since Rausch have no real desire to run mud anymore. Wet, slippery trails perhaps, but mud holes are in my past.
It's a disease man! Get penicillin injections now!
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Old November 14th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #30
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Old November 14th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #31
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No shit!! I was thinking the same thing
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Old November 14th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #32
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Oh, and we did a lot of trips back in the day by ourselves and just met up with random people at the trail heads. Met some cool people that way.
I did that at Tellico and ended up meeting up with JohnnyJ and crew. I knew they were going to be there but didn't have detail of where to find them, but did by shear luck.

I agree with the original post, theres lots of places you can go with a nearly stock jeep. Most places I've gone seem to be about 40% easy, 40% intermediate, and at most 20% "hardcore"
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Old November 14th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #33
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Anytime anyone wants to wheel at Slade, Tellico, Windrock, Harlen let me know and I'll round up a group to go.

We got to ride on the land that was closed down in Jellico this spring and if we get the chance again it's a very cool experience
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Old November 14th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #34
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the sole purpose of my build is to travel. there is no other place on this earth me and the wife like to be more than in the woods, on the trails ect.
i'v only wheeled once outside of mich when i was young.
the rig should be done this spring and hope to go somewere. i just don't know where. what is the most senic? i saw a run in the rockies on tv that looked breathtaking.
i'd like to take a week or two this summer and just go wheelin somewere west,south west, north west not so much east tho.
links to some fof thease offroad parks would be very helpful to people like myself that want to go but not sure where because they have not made it too far outta the fishbowl.
if you break it too bad outta state you at least have your tow rig to git r home.
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I am heading down to Coal Creek OHV in Tennessee July 09'. I cant wait, I have seen pictures that are mind blowing.

However in defense of some of those who do not like to go the "hardcore" route, I do not plan on pushing myself to far after my build. I dont have a lot of wheeling experience, and while I can comprehend mechanics and build a very capable rig, doesnt mean that my driving skills are up to par.
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i hear the same thing all the time. i cant even get people to go to drummond island half the time. we even have a cabin available at no cost!

im all for taking trips out of town/state. ive never been wheeling out of state, in my own rig, but i will next year for sure. i just missed a trip to amarillo this spring. i hope to make it this year. i also plan to do some trails in the las cruces area.
as long as im not slaving away up here in AK, im always happy to take a roadtrip.
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However in defense of some of those who do not like to go the "hardcore" route, I do not plan on pushing myself to far after my build. I dont have a lot of wheeling experience, and while I can comprehend mechanics and build a very capable rig, doesnt mean that my driving skills are up to par.
You don't have to defend anyone! Most of the guys that run the hardcore trails never look down on anyone else out wheeling. I think it is great to see smaller rigs out challenging themselves, even if that obsticle is easy in my rig. I am more then willing to give advice, encourage or help another wheeler, regardless of tire size and capability. 75% of the guys on this board have build rigs to just keep up with the Jones's and not based on wheeling. I am calling you out! Get out and GO SOMEWHERE! Use your Rig for what you built it up for. No one is going to laugh at you (well maybe you friends, but then you should consider getting new ones ), but you won't see any wheelers on the trails pointing and laugh that you can't make something. I have mad props for anyone that is willing to travel 6-8 hours to wheel. Willing to extend their person comfort level and try stuff that is new and unfamilar.

I just think that everyone needs to take a trip to either Tellico, WindRock, Harlan, Slade, or Flat Nasty. It will give you a different persective on 4wheeling and it is not big and scarey death wheeling.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #38
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You don't have to defend anyone! Most of the guys that run the hardcore trails never look down on anyone else out wheeling. I think it is great to see smaller rigs out challenging themselves, even if that obsticle is easy in my rig. I am more then willing to give advice, encourage or help another wheeler, regardless of tire size and capability. 75% of the guys on this board have build rigs to just keep up with the Jones's and not based on wheeling. I am calling you out! Get out and GO SOMEWHERE! Use your Rig for what you built it up for. No one is going to laugh at you (well maybe you friends, but then you should consider getting new ones ), but you won't see any wheelers on the trails pointing and laugh that you can't make something. I have mad props for anyone that is willing to travel 6-8 hours to wheel. Willing to extend their person comfort level and try stuff that is new and unfamilar.

I just think that everyone needs to take a trip to either Tellico, WindRock, Harlan, Slade, or Flat Nasty. It will give you a different persective on 4wheeling and it is not big and scarey death wheeling.

Sounds like a call out for new friends. If you don't want to wheel with me anymore I'll find someone else to go with.
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I just think that everyone needs to take a trip to either Tellico, WindRock, Harlan, Slade, or Flat Nasty. It will give you a different persective on 4wheeling and it is not big and scarey death wheeling.
I don't have near as many hours out of state as these guys, but that line is the truth. Just one trip to Flat Nasty made places like the Badlands not appealing at all. It's a whole different world when the park is naturally what it is, and doesn't have to TRY to be an offroad park.

I would love to be on the yearly trip schedule, but I had to go out and buy a house... Hopefully I can pick back up on it next year.
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I haven't been to an offroad park or major trail system yet where you were able to pick and choose trails to your rig's build level.

Don't be too focused on going south either. Lots of great places in Canada. The relatively new Sault Trussel offroad park in Sault ste marie is pretty good and much closer than most of the southern spots.

next recomendation is East in New hampshire, though its kinda far at 11-12 hours, one of my favorite places I have ever been wheeling was here.

Keep changing it up on the places to wheel at and I promise you will enjoy the sport a lot more. ... those of you who strictly wheeling in MI, I don't know how you do it. .



I've always wanted to go east. I have some old Four Wheeler videos, one was a Bob Hazel led appalachian adventure which started in tellico, went up through PA, then into NH, and Maine, the latter two looked awesome.

I've been hoping to get up to see the trussel park, I was there when Curly was just cutting trails many years ago, but not back since, although we do lots in canada.

Funny about this thread, its kind of started how people have some misconceptions or fears about the south, but its not just the south, but everywhere. I wonder why those people who go south don't go north, except for a preconception that there is nothing but mud.
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