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Old 07-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Oscoda/Tawas 4th July- Huron National Forest

Anyone going to be in the Oscoda/Tawas area over the 4th? I am in Oscoda right across the road from the Huron National Forest off of Bissonette Rd.

Anyone ever wheel there? I'm going to be checking it out this weekend.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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Hey... yup.... I'm in East Tawas on the main lake couple miles north of the point.... was in off Bissonette Road just last weekend... if you start at the first ORV parking lot and head west on Trail 96 (Old School House Route) you can go for a ways... nice hill on the power lines... nothing difficult about any of it...

A few of us are going to wheel in St Helen, Friday (I think) or Saturday. Another thread here Fourth of July

I'll be around if ya want someone to wheel with at some point...

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:44 AM   #3
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Hey... yup.... I'm in East Tawas on the main lake couple miles north of the point.... was in off Bissonette Road just last weekend... if you start at the first ORV parking lot and head west on Trail 96 (Old School House Route) you can go for a ways... nice hill on the power lines... nothing difficult about any of it...

A few of us are going to wheel in St Helen, Friday (I think) or Saturday. Another thread here Fourth of July

I'll be around if ya want someone to wheel with at some point...
Ok cool..Thanks! We have a dock off of Foote Pond in Oscoda and noticed there were some trails right down the road from me.

I am looking at the Old State House Trail and Route map for Iosco County and trying to figure out what road the ORV parking lot is off of. I see on the map it shows it being the next road after Merton Rd. Is the ORV parking lot off of Mack Road? Or will there be signs to follow?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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I think it's by Mack Road... there is a sign (old wooden) on Bissonette for the lot on the north side of the road. You can't see the lot from Bissonette, it's back in a hundred yards or so, and the trail runs off the back end of it.

I have not done the part up Small Road... plan to do that the next time I'm there, probably sometime this weekend.

http://www.midnr.com/publications/pd..._and_Route.pdf
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I think it's by Mack Road... there is a sign (old wooden) on Bissonette for the lot on the north side of the road. You can't see the lot from Bissonette, it's back in a hundred yards or so, and the trail runs off the back end of it.

I have not done the part up Small Road... plan to do that the next time I'm there, probably sometime this weekend.

http://www.midnr.com/publications/pd..._and_Route.pdf

Ok, again thanks for your help!! Much appreciated!! If you happen to see a White JKU with a black plasti-dipped grill and black plastid-dipped 7 spoke Sahara wheels, it's me!!
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Good to "run into you" out in the woods Thursday Greg... hope you had as much fun as we did... did about 100 miles (it seems like) in the woods in St Helen Friday and Saturday... Took 3-4 hours just to clean the inside of the Jeep, and I had to give the outside a bath before I went to the car wash~!
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Good to "run into you" out in the woods Thursday Greg... hope you had as much fun as we did... did about 100 miles (it seems like) in the woods in St Helen Friday and Saturday... Took 3-4 hours just to clean the inside of the Jeep, and I had to give the outside a bath before I went to the car wash~!
Nice meeting you too. I wanted to come along on Fri, but had some family make a surprise visit Thurs night and they stayed till Sat. Sounds like you had fun! I ended up taking my Dad out on the trails Sat afternoon, he really enjoyed it.

Next time I'm in town I'll give you a call and maybe we can get together.
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Sounds like a plan~!
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Abnormal-JK, Glad to see someone in the E Tawas area. I am a new TJ owner living about half way between ET and Oscoda. New to the jeep community so fumbling my way with the technology. Glad to see the map of the Old Schoolhouse route. I will look for it next time I get up that way.
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Abnormal-JK, Glad to see someone in the E Tawas area. I am a new TJ owner living about half way between ET and Oscoda. New to the jeep community so fumbling my way with the technology. Glad to see the map of the Old Schoolhouse route. I will look for it next time I get up that way.
Watch over on the What Lies Beyond Jeep Club website or Facebook page in the late summer - we come up your way in the fall for our annual color tour/salmon watching trip. Watching because we can see 'em in the river, still have not landed one on that trip.
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That sounds typical for salmon in the river. Thanks, I will look for the website and FB page.
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Hey Richard.... glad I kept my log in here... yea, I hang in Tawas almost every weekend, hit St Helen a lot, and the trails of Bissonette road in Oscoda from time to time... I don't stop by here often anymore, as I exchanged my JK for an XJ... but we still wheel a lot... maybe we could meet up one of these weekends... I live out on Baldwin Resort Road.
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Mark, I would be glad to meet some weekend. Still a novice so you might get a lot of questions. Such as, Where is ST. Helen? I assume this time of year all these trails are either dogsled or snowmobile. richard
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St Helen, is about 12 miles north and west of West Branch, about an hour from Tawas. Most of the trails there are ORV so Jeeps are good to go. Likewise, of Bissonette in Oscoda, those too are ORV, but also with some snowmobile trails you have to stay off of.

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