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Old November 29th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #1
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Made it to St. Helens for the first time. Lots of fun! Took a lot of pictures


It took us ALL DAY to find the new rock area, everyone we talked to there was looking for it too. Finally at the end of the day we found this guy in a Rubicon on D60s with 44s and he pointed us in the right direction




This was our convoy



Had a lot of fun in the sand area
















First time I've had to winch.... cool





After finally finding the rock area... The pictures make everything look small This was the smallest rock run: the only thing I deemed my Jeep capable of. The pipe run was huge and the other rocks were all big too





Lots of fun, can't wait to go back
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Old November 30th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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Cool thanks for posting looked like fun. Don't forget to try and support the business's in the area that helped in the construction.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #3
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Old December 12th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #4
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I've never been to St. Helens. Is it nice?


I often go to St. Helen though and there is some decent wheeling to do.
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we go out to st. helen all the time, and I know exactly where the sand hills are at, where is the new rock area at?
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we go out to st. helen all the time, and I know exactly where the sand hills are at, where is the new rock area at?
In the Motorsports area.
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We went there Newyears day and had a blast...did not see any rocks though? Where is the Motorsports area?
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Old January 15th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #8
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St. Helen Scramble Area to include new rock course 2010-10-21 / OutdoorsBy Thomas Reznich tom.reznich@ houghtonlakeresorter.com
BIG PIPE (Back to front) John Youngs and Chip Loveberry of Pete’s Contracting, Falmouth position sections of six-foot diameter concrete pipe to create a 50-foot run up one of the hills in the St. Helen Scramble Area. The rock course will offer a number of challenges to ORVers, and some will require specialized vehicles to negotiate. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) Off-road vehicle enthusiasts looking for a challenge will have one soon as the Department of Natural Resources and Environment completes construction of a “rock course” in the St. Helen Scramble Area.

A part of the two-square-mile St. Helen Motorsports Area, located on the Roscommon-Ogemaw County line about two miles east of St. Helen, the rock course is located about 1.5 miles from the trailhead. It will be open to any type of motor vehicle with an ORV sticker. The runs will vary according to difficulty, and will be constructed of stone from two to five feet in diameter as well as concrete pipe from five to six feet in diameter.

TOUGH GOING Steve Anderson, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Forest Management Division unit CAMP_4x9_Economy-Sept'10.qxd:_ 9/8/10 1:56 PM Page 1 manager, walks among some of the five-foot diameter stones that make up one of the rock course runs. Plans include 50-foot and 120-foot runs using the large stones, as well as runs using smaller diameter stones. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) Steve Anderson, DNRE Forest Management Division unit manager, Roscommon, said the project was designed by Rowe and Company of Gaylord with input from The Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association and is being constructed by Pete’s Contracting of Falmouth. He said the bulk of the money for the $100,000 project is coming from the DNRE’s ORV Grants Program, and that $6,000 came from the GLFWDA.

Construction of the runs, which are composed of the stone and concrete materials on geotextile cloth, will be completed and the area will be ready for use in the next couple of weeks.

“It’s a place that is dedicated to a specific activity,” said Anderson, “We recognize the demand for it and we’re trying to provide a good area to do it in.”

He said that by providing an area where off-road motorsports enthusiasts can practice their sport, it is hoped that other areas which are too sensitive for this type of activity will be protected.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #9
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from the frist crossing head south .frist trail on the right follow the trail stay left and you will see the rocks . rocks will be on your left.
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