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Old 01-21-2009, 04:45 PM
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Default EWA Short & Dirty Trail 4W637 - July 30th, 2005


Short and Dirty Trail 4W637
Report by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On July 30th, 2005 I got to ride a long with a few local boys that were running the Short and Dirty Trail.
I rode with IORE in his CJ5. We met up at Blue Lake and aired down.







We climbing up from Blue Lake by Trail 615 to FS1020 near Blue Slide Lookout.
We took FS1020 a little ways to the Short and Dirty Trail. (Trail 637)

This is a picture of the start of the Short and Dirty Trail.


Right as we entered the trees we came up on the first off cambered spot.
It was hairy because there were no trees to stop you from rolling off the mountain if you were to flip over.




The CJ2A and Toyota both were a little top heavy for parts of this off cambered trail.

With the co-pilot standing on the outside of the high side of the rigs they made it though without rolling over.


IORE's CJ5 did well without a high side rider.

I walked this part to take pictures.


It was better for a ways.

A little up and down with some tight stuff.






The trail got real tight and off cambered a lot.














Most of the trail was down hill, but one part had a steep hill climb.








Near the end of the trail was a little bridge.






Here you can see the Co-pilot riding the high side of her husband's CJ2A.




This was the end of the Short and Dirty Trail. It ended at FS1010.
Notice the Co-pilot is running behind the CJ2A?
She walked a lot of the trail because it was so off camber.






We didn't know this was a one way trail until we got to the bottom.


I had a great time riding a long with these guys.
I am not for sure I want to take my rig down the Short and Dirty Trail because of the off camber parts.

This Trail is rated Most Difficult and is not for people with little or no experience.
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My favorite Wheeling Report so far Ceg.

I love this pic.





Awesome..
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Thanks.

I thought I would share this old reports here to get things going. It shows pretty much how the Short and Dirty Trail is.
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Thanks.

I thought I would share this old reports here to get things going. It shows pretty much how the Short and Dirty Trail is.


You have captured the spirit of what this forum is about. :wings:
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Been down thru there many times. Always say "Well that will be the last time". Never seems to be though.

One time the rig in front of me kept lifting a rear tire. The tire would come up about 8" or so the settle back down on the trail. Only to do this numerous times. The driver of that rig made a comment over the CB about how the rig in front of him was lifting a rear tire a few inches every so often. I figured now was a good time to tell the rig in front of me about how high his tire was lifting. Well that was the end of that. He recruited other passengers to highside him almost the whole way down from where I made the comment.

The way I look at these sidehills is if I don't see a bunch of glass or parts downhill from the sidehill I should make it just fine. Has worked for me at Rimrock just fine. Only went over backwards once.
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Been down thru there many times. Always say "Well that will be the last time". Never seems to be though.

One time the rig in front of me kept lifting a rear tire. The tire would come up about 8" or so the settle back down on the trail. Only to do this numerous times. The driver of that rig made a comment over the CB about how the rig in front of him was lifting a rear tire a few inches every so often. I figured now was a good time to tell the rig in front of me about how high his tire was lifting. Well that was the end of that. He recruited other passengers to highside him almost the whole way down from where I made the comment.

The way I look at these sidehills is if I don't see a bunch of glass or parts downhill from the sidehill I should make it just fine. Has worked for me at Rimrock just fine. Only went over backwards once.


Found this post...:Augie:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=256
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I always manage to rip the bottom bolt off my right rear fender flare on a log just above the bridge.....
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