I was offended by the assumption that we were wheeling in a closed area! Here are the facts. 1- We had GPS, Trail Maps of the area including the closed areas from the Forest Service. 2- Personal guides that know the area and are responsible PNW members who build trails, not run off trail or in closed areas. 3- I don't want the Forest Service to close this trail because a good friend of mine had a 3 second lapse in driving judgment. 4- This accident was just that an accident. It could be equipment failure, engine stall, or driver error. The good news is Ward is fine and the sheet metal can be replaced. Thanks for your concern about closed areas but NO we didn't even run through the closed area after the roll!!
Deschutes County 4-Wheelers