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Old 08-16-2003, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Evan's Creek August 23rd

For those interested. This is a moderate to more difficult run. The only hard core trail will be at the end and optional. It's a good time for some who are not wanting to put their rigs through the test to ride along and see what some of the built rigs can really do. It looks like we have 3-4 rigs that are capable of running the double diamond section of 102. I run part of this trail but had to turn back when Matt's wide body Bronco couldn't fit.

This trail is mostly very tight turns and some off camber situations. It's a very short trail but has a LOT of switch backs. requiring multipoint turns in tight conditions. I got through scrape and damage free. One nice thing about Evan's Creek is that a well driven 4x4 with a moderate lift, good tires and some TAD's can get through without damage.

The first two trails we take will be doable by just about everyone on this list. We took a completely stock 2nd gen 4Runer through 311 last year with only some spotting support. As dry as it is, mud and poor traction is not likely to be a problem so the tougher trails will be much easier than they'd be in the late fall to early spring.

Vehicle recommendations for most of this trip will be good offroad tires, AT tires not recommended. You'll need to air down for traction and the AT tire sidewalls are generally not strong enough for low pressure, off-camber situations. A single TAD is HIGHLY recommended but not required. If you're not lifted with big tires, sliders and good bumpers will be highly recommended as well.

For those not familiar with Evan's Creek, rocks are not the major issue for body damage, it's the tightness of the trees and roots sticking out the side of the ruts that like to greet your side panels and knock the itres off the rims. Most tough spots have bypasses. These trails are not as tight as Elbe but tighter than Tahuya. If you're run any of the new trails at Tahuya (Riffraff) you'll have a good idea of what Evan's Creek trails are like.

We'll be running 2 of the trails that Big Rock productions did in their Northwest Trails series. Each of the spots that they showed extesively (because of their difficulty) have bypasses.

If you have questions about the run, the trails, should or shouldn't you go, etc, let me know. We like to have a lot of fun on our runs. We'll find spots where the built rigs and experienced wheelers can challenge their rig and thier abilities, but we also like to help the beginner along.

While we can't guarantee that something won' break or damage won't happen, you can trust us to help you with good advice. We won't tell you to do something you or your rig won't or shouldn't do.

Our runs are always open to everyone. We have 7 rigs so far, if Matt get's his Heep done on time,
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Old 09-06-2003, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's the trail report.
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