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Old 06-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Tahuya, Saturday June 23rd

Three+ Jeeps are heading out to Tahuya this Saturday (me, my brother, and nwbronco confirmed so far). We'll meet at the Belfair Safeway at 10am, hit the trail by 11am, and we're usually back at Safeway by 5pm. Look for a red '12 JKU with 'Shiny' sticker.

Questions have been raised in other threads, thought I'd answer here instead:
- Tahuya is a great place for stock vehicles or drivers new to off-roading. Nothing too dramatic, and bypasses for anything you're not interested in tackling.
- As Tahuya is DNR land, you will need a Discover Pass, available online and pretty much any sporting goods store.

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info, think i'm going to try and make this trip. Sounds like it might be a lil on the easy side but I have to get the Jeep out of the garage.

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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Plenty easy, and a few spots to challenge you as well. Not much to them, but a stock rig sure won't make it. That is what the by-passes are there for. There's one there that I still haven't tried.

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Should be free finally
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
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Cool that definitely has peeked my interest now
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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If I don't get stuck on this shitty detail as roadguard this weekend I will be there.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #7
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i will try my best to make it and bring 2 or 3 other jeeps with me
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #8
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I wish I could go. I work weekends until August. Just itching to see what my new wrangler can do in some mud.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #9
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This still a go for everyone? About to go hook up the trailer and load up the Jeep so I don't have to get up as early in the morning.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:51 PM   #10
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Get on it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #11
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^^^ What he said.

Make sure you have a Discover Pass. If you park your tow rig at the Day use area you are going to need 2 of them.


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Old 06-22-2012, 10:05 PM   #12
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Yea I picked up the discover pass yesterday, they said it was good for 2 vehicles?
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:08 PM   #13
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Yep. The problem is that you can't use it for 2 vehicles at the same time. It is supposed to be hung from the mirror. Of course, I have never even pulled mine out of the console. I guess you could chance it.


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Old 06-22-2012, 11:24 PM   #14
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Yea I just did a lot of reading on the discover pass and also the orv permit. I guess I'll pick up a second one in the morning. Kind of a pain trying to have it as an orv here in WA it seems. Might be easier just to register it. Think I'll have quite a few questions for you guys tomorrow on the topic.
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I'm excited!!! see you guys tomorrow!!!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:21 AM   #16
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Ho. Lee. Crap. She has an account ...

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Another great day at Tahuya. Pics will be up soon.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #18
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Had a great time out with you guys at Tahuya. Definitely enjoyed the rocks, wasn't expecting what I got to play on
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Hopefully I can join in on one of this trips this summer. What's the best way to get there from Seattle? I'd rather not take the ferry.
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It's a fairly long road trip then. I5 through Olympia, 101N to Shelton. Hwy 3 to Belfair, hwy 300 to NE Belfair-Tahuya Rd to Elfendahl Pass Road.

I think you can Mapquest it and the modify the route towards Olympia.


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Old 06-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #21
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Good run. More videos to edit, but thought I'd post Az's. Great fun to watch that beast.

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Thanks for posting up the video, great job on it. Had a blast out there.
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Another vid from yesterday:

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It's a fairly long road trip then. I5 through Olympia, 101N to Shelton. Hwy 3 to Belfair, hwy 300 to NE Belfair-Tahuya Rd to Elfendahl Pass Road.

I think you can Mapquest it and the modify the route towards Olympia.


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Just thought I'd point out that those definitely aren't the accurate directions from Seattle. I mean, they work technically but that's the looooooong long way.

If you go south on I5 from Seattle, take hwy 16 exit towards Bremerton/Gig Harbor in Tacoma and just drive that all the way to the end you'll either have to stay right to go to Bremerton or exit left and follow the road into Belfair.

So, not too bad of a drive overall from Seattle.
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Roger. Wasn't thinking Seattle. Good call Nick. Get folks squared away.

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no prob

Wasn't trying to correct you just figured I'd save him some time haha.

If he wants the scenic route then heading up 101 is definitely better ha
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Thanks guys. Looks like going through Tacoma and over the narrows bridge is the way to go. Definitely going to try and make it on one of these soon, just depends on my work schedule.

One more question, this trail is fairly easy from my understanding, is that about right? I've never taken a jeep off road before, I did some with my Dakota that I had before the jeep. I think the short wheelbase will be a lot different. Don't want to try too extreme of stuff, this is my DD.
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I've never actually done the trail, although I've kind of wanted to check it out since my Jeep is my DD too and it's not really built for anything too extreme yet. But, from what I've heard, yes, Tahuya is pretty easy.

I know some local clubs built some pretty difficult rock crawling stuff a few years ago, but I'm pretty positive there is bypasses around all that.

I think Tahuya is pretty much just like a 7 mile long oval with the big mud lake somewhere in the middle.
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Tahuya is pretty easy. Things can get tricky if you're interested, but there are bypasses for all the nasty stuff. I've taken my stock 2012 out there 8-10 times this year, no damage besides maybe a couple light (buff-able) blemishes on the fenders.
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Didn't make it woke up late but the sleep was much needed. And my jeeps battery was DOA when I went to start it anyways doh. Next trip it should be gtg.

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