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Old 06-29-2009, 03:10 PM
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Father's Day Run
Saturday June 20th, 2009


On Friday June 19th, 2009 we headed up FS1701 to set up camp at the FS530 intersection.
A few guys came up the night before.
While we waited for the others to show up, we ran down to Tripod Flats to make sure the trail was open.
It rained hard.


We headed back to camp where others were showing up.
Scuba had a good fire going for us and even had some shelter to keep us dry.


On Saturday morning we headed out with 10 rigs.


We headed up FS1701 and then turn on 4W694.
We stopped at the Manastash Vista.


Next we headed on past Funny Rocks to 4W307.
On down 4W307 we stopped for lunch at Tripod Flats.
After lunch we headed on down 4W307 and then run up 4W311.
We had to stop near the top of the ridge to wait for a rig that was over heating.


Here is a nice steep drop off.

Waycrazy


Geudo


Scuba


Blind-Pilot


Roller-Bear


Nevada






Crawl-Dad


Here we missed the 4W311 sign and had to turn around.


Regrouping.


We just had run through a nice tight area.

Havo Jr.


Around 3:45 PM we came up on a group of people off the trail.
Some of the rigs were full size and did not belong on this trail because the trail is one of the few that is not wide enough.
Some of the guys in the back of a cut off Suburban were yelling "F" words at us and seemed to be drunk.
As we headed on toward the top end of the trail, right around the corner we smelled fresh evergreen.
These guys had damaged trees coming through.
On down the trail we came up on a big tree that just had been cut down.
Our members said they saw wood that matched the tree in one of the rigs.


On down the trail.

Waycrazy


Here is a big rock in the trail.


On down at the Trail Head.

Crawl-Dad


The group getting ready to head back toward camp.


On up 4W307.


Passing Tripod Flats.


Passing through Moon Rocks.


We finely made it back to camp. Some headed for home and the rest of us froze aka camped.

On Sunday morning the horse group across the road came over and gave the kids rides on their horses.
These guys were from Puyallup.




Around noon there were only two rigs left in our group to wheel.
Blind-Pilot and I took our families on a short run.
We headed up FS530 on past Bald Mountain and down the 5 fingers.
Then Wood Pecker and out what was FS1708.
The sink holes got even deeper this year. We could not make it out the second hole down.


We turned around.


We dropped off the short cut trail. The tire ruts where so deep I drug my difs a few times going down it.

Once at the bottom of FS1708 we ran Hwy-410 to NF19.
We stopped at Long Meadow to let the family use the out houses.
Next we headed up 4W676. About the time we got up to the FS1901 crossing the rain started coming down.
That is when we said we had enough of that trail.
We took FS1901 down to NF19. We aired up some and headed back toward camp.
Around the Bald Mountain area we saw a mama and baby standing close to the trail.


This was another great Father's Day weekend run thanks to all that came.
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Hey Ceg! What's wrong with cutting down a tree and taking the wood?
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Hey Ceg! What's wrong with cutting down a tree and taking the wood?
Nothing if you have a permit.
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Well yeah that's what I meant. I'm guessing they were taking wood from an area where no logging is allowed.... anyway sounds like a bunch of *******s.... good luck, sounds like you need it over there! Are all these problems locals or tourists?

Thanks for the pictures and story again!
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Well yeah that's what I meant. I'm guessing they were taking wood from an area where no logging is allowed.... anyway sounds like a bunch of *******s.... good luck, sounds like you need it over there! Are all these problems locals or tourists?

Thanks for the pictures and story again!
I happen to like trees on the trail and tighter the better. If you cut all the trees down then there is not much of a challenge on a lot of these trails without snow. With no trees you would be driving the trail not wheelin' it. We have enough logging roads around here to drive.

I don't know if these where locals or not. Anyone seen a light colored (maybe Tan) Suburban with dented in doors and the rear cut off like a Blazer top around Washington?
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I happen to like trees on the trail and tighter the better. If you cut all the trees down then there is not much of a challenge on a lot of these trails without snow. With no trees you would be driving the trail not wheelin' it. We have enough logging roads around here to drive.

I don't know if these where locals or not. Anyone seen a light colored (maybe Tan) Suburban with dented in doors and the rear cut off like a Blazer top around Washington?
I'm not against trees, we have way more trees over here than anything I have seen pictured over there. I have plenty of dents on my full size to prove it... but none prohibat my passage of the trail. If they did I would have firewood! legally! Because none of these trails or roads were origannly built that narrow. As a matter of fact my fullsize blazer makes it through some sections of trails where a jeep TJ can't because the TJ is to tall.

I guess if you don't have terrain to wheel then wiggling through trees would be fun! My favorite trails are natraully ocurring self maintained obsticles. With or without trees.

I really want to get over there and run those naches and other trails that are legal for my width vehicle.
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