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Old February 6th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Post Gladwin N / S Grim area

last year we did the excessivly yawnzilla tin cup / lake county trail or atleast a fair portion, but this year we want to do atleast Three seperate camp / wheel trips

I guess u could say were staging / loading out of evart in osceola county and looking to camp / wheel gladwin

ive noticed that the state orv routes are fairly lame, and we want some adventure, and good camping area not a camp ground though so we were tossing around the idea of wheelin North and South Grim area of Gladwin http://www.gladwinco.com/Postings/OR...ion3-23-10.pdf

but we dont wanna get in trouble w the local DNR... and the local and state maps are kinda not helpfull i see there is a whole 3 mile state orv trail and as usual a alot of atv trail http://www.midnr.com/publications/pd...dwin_trail.pdf

So my question is how are the local non advertised trails around here? ideal set for us would be tricky terrain thats difficult but not part taxing and a camp spot near a water location mostly for morning and evening fishing / bathing dont wanna stink up the jeep ya know....
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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #2
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There is just a lot of 2 tracks for trucks. Nothing that will test your truck really. Nothing really scenic either to be honest. The DNR guys I have talked to around there have been pretty cool about things and have answered my questions politely. Alot of quad/bike guys camp right on Centerfire by Grim Rd.

After looking at the DNR map link you posted, we used to go by those lakes off East Center Fireline Trail. I haven't been back there in quite a while and it used to be closed off. If that area is open, by those little lakes would be a great camping spot.

If Roadhouse sees this, he might have more words of wisdom on the area.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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well we were thinking to camp up by East Center Fire Line Rd. & Secord Dam RD to get away from ppl so thats good to hear, but the lack of scenery and difficulty is disappointing but not surprising

how ever what is this Scrambler area? that is on the state map?
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Old February 6th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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I shouldn't say it isn't scenic its just that I am pretty used to the area I guess. There are some decent 2-tracks north of 61 plus that area I said about is very nice if it is open (which it appears to be, it wasn't last time I was up there 3 years ago). Plus there are a lot of areas up towards Sugar Springs too. You can always find 2-tracks leadin up to House Lake and Trout Lake CGs. At that point you can even hit St. Helen Motorsport Area and check out the new rock section.

Centerfire Rd. south of 61 to Grim Rd. will have the most traffic up there too.

Look around on Google Earth too. There are some areas that are closed but there are a lot of 2-tracks you can just explore on. There was a pretty neat littl play area off Wildwood just south of where Misquito Alley ended at it. I haven't been there in a while.

If you go early, there will be some pretty deep watercrossings in the spring. Some of them are quite hard to tell how deep they are too. Especially if the locals have been out tearing them up.

Oh yea, if you come across the pipeline, stay off it. That is a guarnateed ticket from the DNR.

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well we were thinking to camp up by East Center Fire Line Rd. & Secord Dam RD to get away from ppl so thats good to hear, but the lack of scenery and difficulty is disappointing but not surprising

how ever what is this Scrambler area? that is on the state map?
The scrambler area requires an ORV sticker and my understanding is that if your rig fits down the trail and it is not otherwise marked, your allowed. Someone else will post up if I am not correct. The rock gardens that were built last fall are also in this area.
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The scrambler area requires an ORV sticker and my understanding is that if your rig fits down the trail and it is not otherwise marked, your allowed. Someone else will post up if I am not correct. The rock gardens that were built last fall are also in this area.
There is a scramble area in St. Helen where the rocks are and a very small one by Grim Rd. off Cneterfire by Gladwin.
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