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Old 07-27-2010, 08:28 PM
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Default Santiam "Quack Attack Run"

The trail known as Quack Attack will open for a pre-run on Saturday at 9:00am July 31. It will be a short run for Region 6 members and their guests. If you would like to attend, please be in Benson Snow Park and ready to go at 9:00am.

Sunday: August 1st the run will start at 9:00am and I will lead it for the full length of the trail. Depending on the size of group and the rigs, this will be a full day run and will not include any bump outs. I look forward to this day so bring you lunches and lets have fun.
If you need further information, please call me at 541 419 9952
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:25 PM
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Quack Attack has officially opened!!!

All of us in Region 6 would like to thank Randy & Mona Drake for their endless dedication to seeing the construction of this trail thru to the end. This trail has been named in honor of them. We also want to thank the many volunteers who have donated their blood, sweat and tears, as well as their vacation time and weekends to the construction. Not a single peice of heavy equipment was used to construct this trail, it was all done by hand.

We welcome all to come see this trail. It is definitely a 4x4 trail, and NOT anything like the "perfectly good road nearby." So bring your spare parts, engage your lockers, or plan on dragging yourself all day.

This trail is a testament to the persistance of the clubs of Region 6 who refused to take "No" for an answer, who refused to let others confine us to roads, and who are dedicated to saving our sport for future generations. There were those who called for this trail to be closed before it had even opened, who called for us to "repair the damage" of a new trail, who complained to the Forest Service about our "illegal" activity. Let this be an encouragement to all our fellow true 4x4 'wheelers. It can be done!!!

The Quack Attack trail is located in the Santiam Summer Motorized Recreation Area and is located across the road from Benson Sno-Park, just behind Hoo Doo Ski Resort off Highway 20. Please see the link to the trail map:

http://www.deschutescounty4wheelers....tack%20Map.pdf
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:00 PM
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The trail is getting some great review over on Pirate...
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...7#post11743747
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:37 PM
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Sweet video from a group that ran the trail last weekend...
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:40 AM
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We are so glad that this new trail is being enjoyed by so many fellow 'wheelers!! It was an enourmous task, from talking with the forest service for decades, to commenting on the proposed Santiam Summer Motorized Recreation Plan, to the appeal by DC4W, to the negotiations with the forest service, to the on-the-ground layout to the actual construction. The entire trail was constructed by hand - no heavy equipment. And to think that some were advocating for us to accept 2.5 miles of graded road instead of building this fantastic trail which has become famous throughout the northwest!!

We have several other projects coming up in the next few years and will be needing all of your help building more trails. If you like this one, come help us build more when the call goes out.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:04 PM
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We have several other projects coming up in the next few years and will be needing all of your help building more trails. If you like this one, come help us build more when the call goes out.
Please keep us informed...several of us (Wheelers of Washington Association) are interested in making a trip down to check out the trail
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:28 PM
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Another video from the 4LockedFilms crew...
http://vimeo.com/15536568
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We are so glad that this new trail is being enjoyed by so many fellow 'wheelers!! It was an enourmous task, from talking with the forest service for decades, to commenting on the proposed Santiam Summer Motorized Recreation Plan, to the appeal by DC4W, to the negotiations with the forest service, to the on-the-ground layout to the actual construction. The entire trail was constructed by hand - no heavy equipment. And to think that some were advocating for us to accept 2.5 miles of graded road instead of building this fantastic trail which has become famous throughout the northwest!!

We have several other projects coming up in the next few years and will be needing all of your help building more trails. If you like this one, come help us build more when the call goes out.
WoW. Just wow Patti, this is AWESOME. a trail built by wheelers for wheelers and it shows!

I'm curious, are there any stats on the cost for this trail? I'm curious both in volunteer time and pure dollars put in by the club(s), FS, etc.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:39 PM
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I don't have that info, but I think Mona and Randy have most of the answers. Our club didn't have to provide any money, just endless weekends and the Klamath Four Wheelers donated some of the signage.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:09 PM
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Thirty years of working with the Forest Service, all of 2009's summer week-ends and a few of 2010's. We used our hand tools and the USFS' hand tools and wore out several Forest Service personel. As for the actual hours I will get back to you. Mike McFadin the Forest Service OHV rep that got us started was a miracle worker when it came to moving rock. We owe him a great debt for all of his efforts. Sustainability is the key word. Keeping off the trees and on the trail is the goal.
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