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Old 12-17-2010, 08:00 PM
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Tamara are you available the next few evenings?

If so would you interview Merrick for the biography series?

Merrick will then interview a PNW member for the next biography.


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Old 12-18-2010, 02:07 PM
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Frist Question: At what age did you start wheeling Merrick?

Second Question: Do you remember the first trail you where on if not, What is the first trail you remember?

thats start with these
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:24 PM
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During our most recent wind storm I was blown from the World Wide Web. I hope to have service restored sometime Monday or Tuesday. Until then I will do the best I can with this Blackberry. I started wheeling inthe70,s while in High School. The first trails I traversed where in the Buck Meadows area. IROC the first trail was what today is known as the Quartz Mtn./Shoestring.
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During our most recent wind storm I was blown from the World Wide Web. I hope to have service restored sometime Monday or Tuesday. Until then I will do the best I can with this Blackberry. I started wheeling inthe70,s while in High School. The first trails I traversed where in the Buck Meadows area. IROC the first trail was what today is known as the Quartz Mtn./Shoestring.
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Next question. What was the most challenging trail you have been on and why?
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:50 PM
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Next question. What was the most challenging trail you have been on and why?
Not really that much of a vehicle challenge but more of a mental one was going down Lion's Back in Moab. Going up was no problem, pick your line and follow it. Listen for all the new noises the vehicle makes and wonder. Lions Back is so steep that you are laid back in you seat and watch the sky. After doing a multi point turnaround at the top you are now faced with going down and now you are able to see everywhere you would land if something happens. Took a few times up and down before that feeling went away.

As time goes on I am out on the trail system now for reasons other than finding a challenge. I just enjoy being out and about. I travel everywhere throughout the Wenatchee National Forest for work and enjoy meeting many folks. Working for the betterment of the trails.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:09 PM
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Thanks for being a good sport and when I get home again I hope to see you at trail jam. One last question. What was the funnest trail and why? Does it count as a question to say who next?

Anyone else have a question for Merrick?
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:00 PM
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Thanks for being a good sport and when I get home again I hope to see you at trail jam. One last question. What was the funnest trail and why? Does it count as a question to say who next?

Anyone else have a question for Merrick?
The trails that I have the most fun on no matter which vehicle I'm driving are the tightest, twistyest whether uphill or down. Many trails at Rimrock quailify for this honor. Also another trail that brings a smile to my face is Frost Mountain. That trail does nothing but go up, lots of fun. Also normally we have lunch at the old lookout station on the top. I always smile at lunch. MMMmm!
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The trails that I have the most fun on no matter which vehicle I'm driving are the tightest, twistyest whether uphill or down. Many trails at Rimrock quailify for this honor. Also another trail that brings a smile to my face is Frost Mountain. That trail does nothing but go up, lots of fun. Also normally we have lunch at the old lookout station on the top. I always smile at lunch. MMMmm!
Is there an actual look out station still there? I think I have been to the top of of this trail, but only remember a wide spot at the end to turn around.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:59 PM
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Is there an actual look out station still there? I think I have been to the top of of this trail, but only remember a wide spot at the end to turn around.
Couple of foundation blocks are all that remain of the old lookout.
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