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Ok, fire retardant suit on, so flame away. It took alot of guts to post this so <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

Yes, it's <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> but we've all got "shop fever" and wanna get our chit dirty and we dont have time to go somewhere real. A few of us will be dicking around Prarie City on Saturday morning. Come on out and be a wanna-be with us. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I was heading out there Saturday morning anyway, maybe I'll see ya there. I'll be in the late model Ram.

At least I'll know someone else might actually be out there! Place has been fairly quiet lately.

It might be <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> but its so close its hard not go there when you only have a few hours to spend powering all 4 wheels. Besides, no <IMG SRC="smilies/trooper.gif" border="0"> to worry about like at Folsom!

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That's it exactly. Hmmmm, gotta be home by 1pm or so. Con's out. Fordyce is out. Jergens, mabe but might be closed now due to the rain. So, I can go to PC and get muddy or stay home and work on my house... it's a no brainer.

Look for a couple of black YJ's on 38's. I'm sure we'll be easy to find. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> See ya there.
 

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Originally posted by Loppy:
<STRONG>Ok, fire retardant suit on, so flame away. It took alot of guts to post this so <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

Yes, it's <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> but we've all got "shop fever" and wanna get our chit dirty and we dont have time to go somewhere real. A few of us will be dicking around Prarie City on Saturday morning. Come on out and be a wanna-be with us. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
We're heading to Frank Raines to be <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0">
but in my defense we're a bunch of posers anyway, and it's my son's first trip with dad.

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Been to Frank Raines twice. First time didn't do much, second time, found a fun hill to decend... hate it when the rear end starts coming off the ground when facing downhill!

Have not been there in a while, never really found a whole lot to do, but never really had the time to explore much either.

My truck is my daily driver, up to 110 miles each way to work, so I'll stick to <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> OHV parks cuz I can't afford to <IMG SRC="smilies/nuke.gif" border="0"> parts.
 

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What's Frank Rains? Where is it? Never heard of that one before.
 

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Originally posted by jdjanda:
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but in my defense we're a bunch of posers anyway
Joe</STRONG>
Haaahaha. No worries. So are we! We dont really like to wheel. It's just cool and we need the esteem boost. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Frank Raines is a county run OHV park. It is off I-5 at Patterson. Take the Del Puerto Canyon Rd exit, head West for 17 miles and the park is on the right. Watch out for free ranging cows on the way in! Its on the back side of Mt. Hamilton in San Jose for reference.

Much bigger than PC, but 1/3 the size of Hollisters 4x4 area.

No maps, no signs, no anything. Some trails just end or are washed out and you have to turn around. There are mostly easy trails, but several hill climbs, a handful of mud holes and a creekbed that has moderately sized rocks most of the way, then they get huge. Almost Sluice like from the pics I have seen. Only seen one set of Jeeps head that far, but don't know where the creek goes.

May have some water in it with the recent rains, but shouldn't be anything major. Have to cross the creek to get to the other half of the park.
 

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Originally posted by PavementSucks:
<STRONG>Frank Raines is a county run OHV park. It is off I-5 at Patterson. Take the Del Puerto Canyon Rd exit, head West for 17 miles and the park is on the right. Watch out for free ranging cows on the way in! Its on the back side of Mt. Hamilton in San Jose for reference.</STRONG>
Last time we ran into a group of <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">ig: lets.

Originally posted by PavementSucks:
<STRONG>Much bigger than PC, but 1/3 the size of Hollisters 4x4 area.</STRONG>
I did not realize PC was so small, never been there. Is it worth a day trip?

Originally posted by PavementSucks:
<STRONG>No maps, no signs, no anything. Some trails just end or are washed out and you have to turn around. There are mostly easy trails, but several hill climbs, a handful of mud holes and a creekbed that has moderately sized rocks most of the way, then they get huge. Almost Sluice like from the pics I have seen. Only seen one set of Jeeps head that far, but don't know where the creek goes. </STRONG>
No one seems to know the answer to that question. Sounds like an expedition needs to be planned. I'll try this weekend to find the answer, if you don't hear from me on Monday send a search party. I'm more concerned about venturing onto private property.

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PC in my opinion is NOT worth the trip from the bay area. If your into dirtbikes, especially moto-x, then hell yes. But 4x4 area is really a joke. Like I said, it's in my backyard and when we only have a 1/2 day, it's better than watching TV. Ya know?

Thanks for the info on Franks... If I'm ever in the area...
 

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Originally posted by Loppy:
<STRONG> it's in my backyard and when we only have a 1/2 day, it's better than watching TV. </STRONG>
Depends what's on TV <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0">
 

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I almost hit a damn cow coming around a near blind corner heading to FR. Entire herd was between the road and the hillside. Usually it is OK though.

As for worth it for a day trip to PC, depends on what you want to do. The place is known for its mud, when its there. Mostly graded dirt roads with several big water holes. Lots of gulleys to climb (or at least attempt when wet) and a small obstacle course. A few good trenches to run the length of.

There is a frame twister that is much harder than the one at Hollister (at least the rocks are the end are harder), a fairly easy rock garden behind the 4 "hill climb obstacles" that include a stair step and hill w/ 12-14" ledge. There is a new rock pile that is 30-40yds long. By no means the mini-con at HH, but fairly challenging.

The place is great when its wet becuase unlike FR or HH, its fairly flat and you can go all out wihtout sliding of the side of a hill.

Basically, I can spend 2-3 hours out there by myself and run everything at least twice. Hooking up with someone to BS and such can make it last longer though. There tends to be a ton of newbies out there and others that have no clue. Fun as hell to watch <IMG SRC="smilies/jester.gif" border="0">

In the back on the way to the rear gate, there is a good RTI ramp. Not sure of the angle, but it's fairly steep. Someone dragged it out onto the road a few weeks ago so now its out of the grass and away from the hole at the base.
 

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Hey Loppy, how do you get to PC?
I need to test some recent modification, and the new cutting brakes. in fact I was gonna try to find it today, but the job site is too busy today.
 

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from roseville: 80 south, 50 east, exit prairie city rd south, go west on white rock rd. entrance on left, about 1/2 mile down.
 

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Screw that Jeff,
me and my club are going to Hollister this weekend, its got a lot of fun little trails to go on, (a lot better then PC)
i would say its about 2.5 hours from you
 

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Mark -

I was going to try to hook up with you and Dave Blue (he is the one that contacted me about the trip) down there on Sat, but other things came up. Maybe next time. Besides, 5 hours roundtrip plus trail time is going a bit over the time I have available this weekend.
 

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Ok,

Yeah Dave was talking about a few of you guys coming down!
Thanks sux, ohh well, hope to see you guys on the trail another day!
 

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hey loppy who all is going out there on saturday with you and what time are you going to get there. i might have to come out and play in the mud a little. thanks Gary <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 
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