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Old 05-11-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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Anyone on here ever been to Washita off road park?

Buddy and I went there last friday, both of us being off of work decided to run down there and see what it was like. When we got there it was sprinkling a little bit but had been doing that or worse for the last 3 days it seemed. I figured it would be muddy which is always entertaining. But our main goal was just to explore the trails and maybe hit it up sometime later.

We finally found the park, not that it is difficult to find, but we arent known for our skills directionally, talked to the owner for 20 minutes or so, he gave us a map and mentioned that we needed to watch out for the creek, it does rise with a lot of rain. I asked him how many other 4 wheelers were out here, None. that wasnt really the news i wanted to here. i was kind of hoping there were a few others in case we got into somewhere we didnt really belong. He smiled and said we should be fine as long as we stayed on the "easy" trails.

by the time we left the office, it started raining a little harder, enough to need wipers now. We took off and headed straight to the creek, it was already flowing fairly quick and I thought maybe there should be another way around, but didnt see anything obvious, so off we go through the creek, with my buddy encouraging me the whole way, "it wont start leaking in until you get over the door seals". we get to the other side with a nice flat area to sling some mud, climbed a hill and hit the trails. at first the trail was pretty easy and the mud was fun, but somewhere the trail turned a little tougher and with the rain it didnt make it any easier. DUH. We worked our way along the trail trying to coordinate it with the map, but not really certain our exact location. One particularly tough area for a relatively stock Wrangler caught me by a little surprise as we slid sideways for a moment (8-10'). but once traction was gained again on up the trail we went. we came to an intersection and got out to survey the area and realized that the temperature had dropped quite a bit and the rain was getting harder. by the time we made it back to the Jeep it was really dark, he looks at me and asks what time it was, 11 am but it looked like 8 pm.

we get in and I said I think we need to be getting back since that creek is probably getting deeper by the second. so we turn around and head back and it is amazing how the trails changed once water started running down through the ruts that are along the trails. Not too many times have I been out in the woods where I needed my wipers on high just to see the trail and i remembered that i do not really like trail riding in the dark, even at 11 am. we only made one wrong turn on a tougher trail than what we wanted and had to back up to get around, but made it to the creek again and was surprised at how much it had risen. made it through, but the pucker factor was pretty high for me. and that was what this trip was all about anyway, enjoying the capabilities of my Jeep and testing myself along the way.

The sad part of the whole thing was when I made it back home after driving through the storm, my wife asked me "I take it since the Jeep is clean you guys didnt go?". all the mud was pretty much gone thanks to mother nature.

If you get the chance, it is a pretty decent off road park and the gentleman that owns it is very nice. I think the trails are pretty well done and should challenge accordingly.

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Old 05-11-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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great story, where's the pics?

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Old 05-11-2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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sorry, camera wasnt waterproof. On the return visit if it is dry I will get some shots
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