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07-30-2013 12:29 AM
skjeeper Hey fellas, looks like you guys had a great time. I wish I could have made it, oh well, as they say, better luck next time.
I pretty much got the shaft working all weekend long, even more reason to head out wheeling. Maybe I will post a run in the upcoming weeks. In the meanwhile, glad to see some new faces out there having fun at TSF!

07-29-2013 02:24 AM
jeeperthing MojoMark, That is a great recap of the day. Had a great time and the kids had fun and yes my youngest actually fell asleep on the trip home. Was surprised about that but she must of had a great time also. I know my oldest did! I wish my pictures had turned out I would post them.
07-29-2013 12:57 AM
MojoMark Hi everybody... a quick overview of the trip...

Saturday we met at Gales Creek Shell station for a day of Jeepin' in TSF. We had 9 rigs show up.

After airing down at Rogers, we headed up for the first section of Powerline and then took a short break at the entrance to University Firepower. There were a few folks there from the Piston's Wild group doing some maintenance on the trail, but after they cleared us up, we trekked up the trail. The first section is pretty intimidating looking (steep v-notch reminded me of the Archers Hill of Doom - my personal nemisys), but since it was dry, we all creeped up without any winching or strapping required. We had a short conversation with a Sheriff (I bet those guys have some stories to tell), and then we went on to the next section. Without issues, we move through the second and to the third section of the trail. I think the third section is the new one, and while it was all new to me, I really enjoyed the last section the best. It was steep, narrow with some real tight turns. I can see why it might not be open during the winter as the inclines would be seriously challenging.

What was cool, is that the end of Firepower essentially drops you at the foot of the Cedar Tree trail. Since that was the plan we took a short break then headed up for lunch at the tree tunnel.

Since I really didn't have a plan for after Cedar, the group decided to head up to Firebreak 5 and give it a run. After some scouting of the hill, all 9 rigs made it up the first section. While there were a few bounces off skid plates, there was no carnage or winching required. Thanks to a great set of spotters, even the stock YJ on 31's (littleguy) made it up.

From there we figured we'd head down and run Firepower back in the opposite direction, but were stymied by one of the road closures. We had to double back over to Cedar tree and run it back down.

At this point, while I wanted to run Firepower the other direction, my passengers had enough, so we split the group and 4 rigs headed back to Rogers, while the other 5 pressed on.

I want to thank everybody for coming out. We had a great team of folks who enjoyed a pretty damage free, albeit dusty, day on the trails.

See you next time!
07-28-2013 11:48 PM
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Pics from this weekend. Had lots of fun!
07-28-2013 01:12 PM
Rogue-Tracker Great day in the TSF. Had a lot of fun with you guys, glad everyone was able to get together for this run.
07-28-2013 11:07 AM
Originally Posted by chevymad View Post
Short vid of littleguy on firebreak5. Little jeep on firebreak 5 - YouTube
Not bad at all for a stock YJ on 31's, made it all the way thru the first section under his own power--way to go littleguy!!
07-28-2013 12:01 AM
chevymad Short vid of littleguy on firebreak5. Little jeep on firebreak 5 - YouTube
07-27-2013 11:17 PM
littleguy Ya its was a really good run today. Thanks again Mark
07-27-2013 11:03 PM
scoot_mcgrute I think we ran in to you guys today as you were headed up University Firepower. I was in my white YJ and my buddy was in tow in his XJ, looked like a good sized group!
07-27-2013 11:08 AM
NWHoneybadger Leaving house now
07-27-2013 01:06 AM
MojoMark 8 rigs meeting at 9am, Gales Creek Shell station.


Unless there are objections, we will be on CB channel 22.

Let's not forget OHV permits and our required firefighting equipment:one shovel and one gallon of water or one operational 2˝ pound or larger fire extinguisher.

Looking forward to the trip!
07-26-2013 09:06 PM
chevymad I'm in. See you at the Shell tomorrow.
07-26-2013 04:30 PM
lonewolf422 I'm SeanA, see you guys tomorrow morning.
07-26-2013 12:39 PM
MojoMark Adding GaryA and SeanA to the list.
07-26-2013 09:24 AM
Originally Posted by MojoMark View Post
Ok, so far it looks like 5 jeeps meeting at 9am, Gales Creek Shell station.

Aw man, I wanna go.... Oh well have fun fellas!!

07-25-2013 12:18 PM
MojoMark Ok, so far it looks like 5 jeeps meeting at 9am, Gales Creek Shell station.

07-24-2013 10:44 PM
littleguy Ya I'll be there. I'm new to the forum. Looking forward to meeting a lot of new guys.
07-24-2013 10:38 PM
rusty1 Looks like my son and I will join the mayhem as well, he should be chiming in soon. He has a stock YJ on 31's and I'll be in mine.
07-24-2013 08:09 PM
skjeeper Hey fellas, I'd love to join but sadly, I am on call this weekend. Kinda sucks, but maybe I can tag along next time. I'm overdue to organize a run anyways.

take care fellas and have fun!
07-24-2013 06:27 PM
NWHoneybadger Sounds good, I will see you there
07-24-2013 06:19 PM
Rogue-Tracker Unless something unforeseen happens I will meeting you at the Gales Creek Shell about 9 on Saturday.
07-24-2013 05:58 PM
MojoMark That would work. How about the Gales Creek Shell station, just west of where hwy 6 and Gales Creek Rd intersect? That way you can bypass Forest Grove altogether.
07-24-2013 05:50 PM
NWHoneybadger Count me in for Saturday, Would you guys want to meet up at hwy6/ hwy47 in banks in front of main st pizza. I come from newberg via 47.
07-24-2013 12:28 PM
MojoMark Well, I guess we got that straightened out in time. Yes, I was planning on Saturday - didn't catch your reference to Sunday.

So, Saturday - anybody else interested in eastside trail running? Powerline, University Firepower (maybe - never done it before), Cedar Tree?
07-24-2013 09:17 AM
dmingu001 Crap I thought the 27th was Sunday. Can't go Saturday family coming down from Seattle.
07-24-2013 01:18 AM
chevymad You going saturday or sunday? 27th is saturday...
07-23-2013 11:48 PM
Originally Posted by banks316 View Post
Just an FYI were your going is the east side. The west side starts at Jorden Creek and follows the Archers #28 trail.
DOH! I misspoke. I meant east side.
07-23-2013 11:15 PM
banks316 Just an FYI were your going is the east side. The west side starts at Jorden Creek and follows the Archers #28 trail.
07-23-2013 08:27 PM
dmingu001 I'll be there Sunday at North Plains at 9am. Looking forward to it
07-23-2013 07:18 PM
MojoMark Not too early, between 9 and 10. I'm thinking we can meet at the Chevron in North Plains, or further out at the Gales Creek Shell station.

Let me know what you're thinking.
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