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Old February 12th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #21
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i got there late but had a ball. my friend that was up from tex wished it was closer to him. for the guy`s that like mud there will be plenty and it`s deep.


i`m running 37`s and no i didn`t make it across
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #22
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what are some of the plans for building in the spring?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #23
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what are some of the plans for building in the spring?
Well we have main trial that leads Up to the gravel pit that we plan on turning into a 100 yard + long rock crawl. We have a supply of power poles for some Log crawl and log/ rock trail crawls. There is also a steep hill climb of at least 200 feet that I Have already started filling with rocks and concrete that needs finished. Plans for more tire log crossings and rock filled hole trails. More twisting tight tilted every which way trails in the north side that we have not even touched yet. Most likely 2 or 3 more stair cases made of concrete and rocks. We need to doze in a few more trails in the big valley,
Hows that sound for starters.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 04:12 AM   #24
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let me know when an ill be there to help
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Old February 14th, 2009, 06:31 AM   #25
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Well we have main trial that leads Up to the gravel pit that we plan on turning into a 100 yard + long rock crawl. We have a supply of power poles for some Log crawl and log/ rock trail crawls. There is also a steep hill climb of at least 200 feet that I Have already started filling with rocks and concrete that needs finished. Plans for more tire log crossings and rock filled hole trails. More twisting tight tilted every which way trails in the north side that we have not even touched yet. Most likely 2 or 3 more stair cases made of concrete and rocks. We need to doze in a few more trails in the big valley,
Hows that sound for starters.
Ron,
It sounds pretty darn good. I'm anxious to see the tight and twisty area that you mentioned. I'd like to see you have a trail in the tight area & plop a couple rocks in here and there just to make it more interesting. Not really make it a rock crawl but make it different than just driving through the woods with tight turns. Keep it that way and make a bypass around ithe spots where people struggle.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 07:09 AM   #26
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Well we have main trial that leads Up to the gravel pit that we plan on turning into a 100 yard + long rock crawl. We have a supply of power poles for some Log crawl and log/ rock trail crawls. There is also a steep hill climb of at least 200 feet that I Have already started filling with rocks and concrete that needs finished. Plans for more tire log crossings and rock filled hole trails. More twisting tight tilted every which way trails in the north side that we have not even touched yet. Most likely 2 or 3 more stair cases made of concrete and rocks. We need to doze in a few more trails in the big valley,
Hows that sound for starters.
sounds great ron! cant wait to see the progress and get up there when you open.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 08:29 AM   #27
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park looks totally different now with most of the snow gone. me and ryan went yesterday to check it out, and run at least 5 more trails noone has even touched yet this year. by spring we'll have this stuff everywhere. hope for a early spring so we can start building. whiterhino.... i kinda have a idea what you were talking about with the plans for a rock craw, you should shoot ron a pm and explain to him. i think i just confused him.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #28
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I can shoot him a pm but I think it's worth discussing and getting opinions publically. Knarly rock crawls are great. You guys have started that really well and your plans will make it even better.

In addition, a rocky trail ride is cool. Let me throw this out; we wheel a lot in Canada. Part of the fun in Canada is running a trail that gives a variety of challenges all in one trail but you are able to keep moving. It's fun to have to wind around a tight tree, maybe get off camber a little & then have to work you way over/around a rock or log and sometimes both. Don't make it continuous rocks but make it so it has a variety and will make it more challenging than just driving through the woods.

A lot of the trails in Canada have mud with rocks in them. If you wanted to take a muddy area and dump some miscellaneous rocks and an occasional log to cross, it changes it from being a high speed, horsepower mud run to something that requires technical driving and a bit of horesepower to boot. I look at that muddy section you took us on last week where robo got up against the tree. That's a perfect spot to dump a couple rocks in at the base of the hill.

Here's a perfect example. This is Tab's wife Kristi driving. It's a slight incline, full of mud, a few rocks and she has a tree to maneuver around. Take special note of the miscellaneous rocks behind her.



Here's another of me in a different spot. Off camber, slippery and a few rocks. Note, these are not "gate keeper" challenges but when you have a 1/4 mile long trail filled with this where you can keep moving, it's a good time.

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Old February 14th, 2009, 09:24 AM   #29
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i need to build a exo hoop like jim ! some day i'll get more than a scratch on it

when are we invited to come back up !!? i wanna play ! it was great .and sounds like you are in the right direction !

every 4x4 in town i see .that looks like more than a mall crawler is getting your flyers !

if i lived closer id probably be there daily !!
keep up the great work !

go ron ! go ron ! go ron ! go ron ! o and every one else helping !
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Old February 14th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #30
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I can shoot him a pm but I think it's worth discussing and getting opinions publically. Knarly rock crawls are great. You guys have started that really well and your plans will make it even better.

In addition, a rocky trail ride is cool. Let me throw this out; we wheel a lot in Canada. Part of the fun in Canada is running a trail that gives a variety of challenges all in one trail but you are able to keep moving. It's fun to have to wind around a tight tree, maybe get off camber a little & then have to work you way over/around a rock or log and sometimes both. Don't make it continuous rocks but make it so it has a variety and will make it more challenging than just driving through the woods.

A lot of the trails in Canada have mud with rocks in them. If you wanted to take a muddy area and dump some miscellaneous rocks and an occasional log to cross, it changes it from being a high speed, horsepower mud run to something that requires technical driving and a bit of horesepower to boot. I look at that muddy section you took us on last week where robo got up against the tree. That's a perfect spot to dump a couple rocks in at the base of the hill.

Here's a perfect example. This is Tab's wife Kristi driving. It's a slight incline, full of mud, a few rocks and she has a tree to maneuver around. Take special note of the miscellaneous rocks behind her.



Here's another of me in a different spot. Off camber, slippery and a few rocks. Note, these are not "gate keeper" challenges but when you have a 1/4 mile long trail filled with this where you can keep moving, it's a good time.

I believe we are on the same page. I like drivers challenges more than who has the biggest rig trails. Keeping things moving and bypasses are already in place on a few trails already. Like the one with the tire logs you seen already. In the big dips there are rock filled holes and bypasses in place on that section. Things look a lot like your pics in the summer. I like your input and will refer to it when building.

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Old February 15th, 2009, 09:40 AM   #31
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I cant wait to bring my rig for a shake down run. I will be done in a few weeks. Ron if you need an operator or just a hand for a saturday i can come, maybe bring a few guys with me. Thanks for making a great place close to home.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #32
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Where exactly is this place?
Do they have a website?

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Old February 15th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #33
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just got done with the sundowners club. had a awesome run. look for some more pics in the pic thread, a little carnage, and alot of fun.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #34
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great time when did you say the next run is
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Old February 15th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #35
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just missed it by about 6 hours. pics in the pic thread.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 10:33 AM   #36
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Old March 24th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #37
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Where exactly is this place?
Do they have a website?
It is located in Harrison, behind Snow Snake and yes there is a website, will have to find it to post it...
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Old March 24th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #38
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http://rocksandvalleys.com
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made new log run today, and absolutely tore up a trail with the loader. made a crawl about 150 yards long with rocks, logs, holes, and hills. added a few off camber frame twister whoops in there too. by this weekend, we'll have alot more for you to play on.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 05:59 AM   #40
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made new log run today, and absolutely tore up a trail with the loader. made a crawl about 150 yards long with rocks, logs, holes, and hills. added a few off camber frame twister whoops in there too. by this weekend, we'll have alot more for you to play on.
I was really hoping to come play this weekend but the jeep won't be ready for at least another week.
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