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Old 04-03-2014, 12:36 PM
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Default Hood River OHV

So long story short I was doing a little web wheeling, stumbled across the Hood River OHV Facebook page, and sent the link to my buddy Paul that was looking a place to lead our clubs monthly club run. Paul got connected with Adam (Who runs the Hood River OHV Facebook page and has helped build the trails) , got some info and a couple weeks later on a cold wet saturday morning we were at the staging area at Kingsley Reservoir airing down our tires getting ready to hit the trail!


Adam was awesome enough to lead us for the day! For the most part there is one long trail and a rock garden that is open of class 2 vehicles. Every other trail there is for class 1 & 3 vehicles. We took off from the staging area and went to the far end of the trail and worked our way back to Kingsley. This also put the rock garden at the end of the day.

On our way out we stopped and played at this little gravel pit.


First stuck of the day


Dave walking right through it


Fun for the whole family


Poser shot


Diesel Toy


Everyone watching the show


This thing is a beast


Moving on we hit some wet heavy snow


And then a tight little downhill. The picture doesnt do it justice


More "road"


And finally onto the trail


The far end of the trail has just been cut into the forest




Stumps everywhere
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:43 PM
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Tommy getting some flex out of the little TJ


Up at the front Adam lost a bead. We jacked the vehicle up, sprayed some starting fluid, lit it on fire and the bead was reset before we knew it.




I just like this picture


After getting the tire back on the rim we were on the move again


Then we got to this spot here. Being such a new trail the first 3 vehicles walked right through it. The next 5-6 just had a muddy mess with rocks and a stump in the way to fight with. And by the time the last 4 made it here we had found an easy line to take.






About 30 yards later we came across a rock and a hard spot. It was a little tricky getting Wade and his Grand through but he made it without any body damage


Thats what sliders are for


Easy peasy!


The next challenge was "the ledge". There was an easy bypass at the ledge for those that didnt want to try it. Kevin made it look easy!




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Old 04-03-2014, 12:46 PM
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Nice, going to have to get up there sometime. Thanks for the pics and report.

You will have to come down and run a couple of trails on Santiam Pass this summer--Quack Attack and the 47 trail. Quack is nasty, 47 should be fairly easy if you have 33's or better, + it has some bump-outs for the rock buggy folks.

Been a year and a half since I have been on 47, should be settling in now.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:50 PM
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While at the ledge we stopped and had a good hot trail lunch and BS session

On the move again


Another cool climb


Down trees make for an interesting challenge




Then the snow started to really pick up


While following along things started to get slick. Kenny ended up in the trees and had to winch out to avoid doing more damage


Wheeling rigs look better with trail rash!


Then I got my front pumpkin hung up on a stump with all four tires on ice and no where to go.


Towards the end of the 197 trail there is a mini rock garden that is optional. We chose to run it!






After the mini rock garden there is another 2 minutes of trail and you pop out onto a road where you can go straight or make a hard right onto the 198 trail better known as the big rock garden. Most of us gave it a shot.


The buggy making it look easy


Hung up on a rock


The grocery getter gittin it done!


Paul and his super low CJ-7 on 37's crawling through the maze of boulders with ease


I will be coming back to the Hood River OHV area in the near future!
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:01 PM
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very nice report. thanks for sharing
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:59 PM
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Great write-up & pictures. Made me wish I was with you!
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Nice, going to have to get up there sometime. Thanks for the pics and report.

You will have to come down and run a couple of trails on Santiam Pass this summer--Quack Attack and the 47 trail. Quack is nasty, 47 should be fairly easy if you have 33's or better, + it has some bump-outs for the rock buggy folks.

Been a year and a half since I have been on 47, should be settling in now.
A few of us have been wanting to get down there. Just havent made it yet.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:56 PM
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Get with the Oregon Exec, he can tell you the dates on it, and when they do their work party to open and close it in early summer and late fall. Or look at Deschutes County 4 Wheel drive website for their calender. The Edison complex should be opening soon as well. (out of Bend) Those would make a good w/e of wheeling!
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