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Old 10-16-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Crossing a Log question.

What would be the best way to cross over a Log? Straight on or at an angle?

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Depends how big of a log. If it is over a foot tall then I take a little angle at it under a foot tall I just go over them.

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It depends on your rig and your ground clearance.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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Growing up in Oregon, a lot of our "off-roading" was done on old logging roads.

The best way to deal with downed trees? Grab your chainsaw, cut it, winch it out of the way for everyone else. Of course, some of the trees there are too big to deal with any other way, especially in our 1960 CJ.

No saw? Going over at an angle will reduce the chances to high center. Same thing as you do with ditches.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:25 PM   #6
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Agreed with what Geoff said. Around here I carry my little limbing saw (20") for situations like this. We will get blow down trees all year long so you never know when you will need it. A tree could actually trap you in, on the trail. You have to know the rules and regs for doing this before hand. Larger trees I will drag out of the way with a strap since I don't have a winch.
A couple of weeks back I had to drag a 4'+diameter Red Fir off the trail and could only make enough room for jeep sized vehicles to get by, isn't that terrible. Hah!
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A saw and a pull strap
Its still fun too pull big trees out of the way
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