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Old 02-05-2007, 10:46 PM
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Try it on a 300lb. 650 dirtbike sometime, it will get your attention.
My friends and I used to ride up there as often as we could. First with the XR600 and then the quads. The bike had an easier time of it since you could go around the ruts. I did have a blast on my Raptor, going up and down. The whole area up there is great and like they said, the views go on for ever.
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One of my favorite areas to wheel. I can't remember the name of the 4x4 route, but Shorty took us down it. Very rocky, pretty steep, deep woods, very pretty. Used to be one-way, down, or so I've heard. Anybody know the route and maybe could post up a topo of it? It empties out to one of the Swans and on out to Breck.

That's the problem with just following and not tracking on the map... sheesh.
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One of my favorite areas to wheel. I can't remember the name of the 4x4 route, but Shorty took us down it. Very rocky, pretty steep, deep woods, very pretty. Used to be one-way, down, or so I've heard. Anybody know the route and maybe could post up a topo of it? It empties out to one of the Swans and on out to Breck.

That's the problem with just following and not tracking on the map... sheesh.

Are you talking Missouri Gulch?
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:03 AM
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Mark referred to it by another name, that doesn't sound familiar. I don't think Mark's name for it was the actual name though. I remember the steepness, rockiness, and deep woods going down from our journey over Georgia Pass thence east along timberline, then down.
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Sounds like Missouri Gulch to me. It takes off south off of the Middle Fork of the Swan not too far below treeline. I first drove it in a completely stock 40 in 1973 and then rode it on a automatic Husqvarna in 1978. Fun little stretch.
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I remember those Huskies, they were the bomb. Briefly.

Could be then. I'd like to go up it next time. I smell a club run.
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Could be then. I'd like to go up it next time. I smell a club run.
I would do a club run. Still a newbie for tougher runs, only done easy runs for the past 5 years or so. Would love to have some experts with me to walk me through the descent. I need to get a run in to be a member anyway.

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Old 02-06-2007, 02:34 PM
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You bet d00d. I remember when Rising Sun had a reputation for crash-N-bash on only hard runs - didn't want to do that.

Now we like the full range of difficulty, and are good at taking noobs up stuff harder than they have tried before, but without damage (at least that's the goal) and never beyond what the person is comfortable trying.

Missouri Gulch coming down is not so hard with a good spotter. Going up would be a challenge.
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Red cone is OK. Not too hard. I like the beginning in the woods the best. The wind at the top is amazing. I thought my top ws going to blow right off one time. The windsurfer/sailer in me says it was blowing 50+ knots. The decent isn't really that bad. The trick: Drop both sides down into the holes at the SAME time. They'll both slide, but equally. if you try one then the other, they slide one then the other, and you get sideways. not cool. I watched a friend in a scout II with brand new sticky-mickeys get crooked about 1/2 way down the steep part. He clutched it and let it ride/bounce to the bottom of the steeps before he dared hit the brakes.

You'll want to ride the brakes, but it really doesn't help. Stay off the brakes, Stay off the clutch. Remember this is supposed to be fun.
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