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Remember this?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:35 am
by stevec
No, this isn't a long lost picture from the 2006 LJ meet, but it is the same spot where I plugged the exhaust on that trip. I did the same thing on Saturday, the mud is deeper than ever. I was able to winch out, and rev the engine to push the mud out while my friends were getting through.

Everyone had trouble with it this year, including our token Jeep, on 40" tires, locked front and rear. It also appears that more and more people are being irresponsible, and cutting through the meadow to avoid the mudhole. I forsee that in a few years, the whole meadow will become a mudhole, and the trail will be closed, so we're going to talk to the FS about bringing in some gravel to fill it in.

Re: Remember this?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:37 am
by stevec
Another picture, from the top of the trail. As you can see, there's still a decent amount of snow up there! In one spot just before where this was taken, it was still chest deep!

Re: Remember this?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 4:27 pm
by krazy larry
wow that look's deep. we still got some snow up here but only in sheltered spots. wife planted her garden last weekend. hope we dont get any more frost.

Re: Remember this?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:05 pm
by tweeder
can't reasonably judge depth......cause the pic is so TINY

Re: Remember this?

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:05 am
by stevec
Yeah, someone in our group took them on her phone, so they're avatar sized. Let's just say that mud was oozing in over the door sills, and in through the drain holes.

Re: Remember this?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:46 pm
by Rick Friesen
Looks like good fun!

Re: Remember this?

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:54 pm
by zukimoo
looks like tons of fun and we've got the same problem down here with people making the trails very wide.

This spring over 50 trucks show up on a back coutry farmers field and tear up the whole field...ruts over 12" deep in places. They started giving out fines for anyone one logging roads and it's caused some problems. This is why I don't go out with groups in the spring.

It'll only get worst and like over hunting the same people will curse without knowing they are cursing at themselves.

Re: Remember this?

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:29 am
by stevec
We went through that trail again this year on Memorial Day weekend. It was drier this year, but the meadow had really been torn up. We also talked to the FS just after finishing the trail - they agreed that it needed work, and were trying to get the funds/volunteers to get some rock in there. Not sure if it'll happen this year, but they are trying to get it done.