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    Default Now this is a 4x4 event!!!

    I think we need two things... 1) a freind with lots of land we can put trails on. and 2) these guys to come show us how it's done!....

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    If I were to take the time to host a 4x4 event this would be how I would like to host it.

    The event would be at a location that you could only get to by a 4x4. It does not have to be a built up 4x4 but something that needs a 4WD engaged to get there and just a little bit rough.

    It would not be a short trip in either. It would have to be at least 4 or 5 miles in.

    If you can not get to the event by walking in, coming in with a 4WD then you can not log the event.

    The best way to do this though would be as a group and meeting at a specified location first and then all drive in together, but this would not be a requirement.

    It would also be an overnight event at the event location.
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    Slightly off-topic: I was reading an article a while back - I wish I knew the magazine and date so I could have a copy as it was interesting. Anyway, they were talking about these people who surveyed maps and aerials of Maine to find where the most remote spot was (remote meaning the longest distance from any road or trail). IIRC, the longest I they could find was only about 5 miles! We think of maine as being remote, but there are lot of trails and many miles of logging roads - I think he same article was stating we have more miles of logging roads than paved roads, highest percentage in the U.S..

    More on-topic: There is a way to make a mandated longer drive to an event - make it a multi! I know Rick don't care for them as much, but you could have coords to different spots to get you to the actual event. It could even be markers where you need to turn. I bet I could do a good job out near my old house... hmmm... I refuse to host an event, but I might be willing to help anyone out there. I think I could make a decent multicache 4WD trip from Old Town about 10 miles crossing a stream and few puddles and some rougher rocky stuff having the event on a mountaintop with a great view. The good part about it would be once you are finished it would be a 1.5 mile drive to paved road to go home.
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    Yeah, it would be nice to set somethin up like this, but like dave said, only about 5 miles is about as good as youll get. Even that trail that we drove down for the last 4x4 even was only about 10 (and it was only that bad because all the culverts were ripped out) The other hard thing about it is finding a trail that isn't on private property, or just a 4wheeler trail (vehicles arent allowed on wheeler trails) last weekend when stef and I went scouting again for more places to play, just about every time we found a good spot, it was marked off as private property no trespassing, or logging property no trespassing... out in colorado is a completly differnt story... (lucky bastards...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357 View Post
    Yeah, it would be nice to set somethin up like this, but like dave said, only about 5 miles is about as good as youll get. Even that trail that we drove down for the last 4x4 even was only about 10 (and it was only that bad because all the culverts were ripped out) The other hard thing about it is finding a trail that isn't on private property, or just a 4wheeler trail (vehicles arent allowed on wheeler trails) last weekend when stef and I went scouting again for more places to play, just about every time we found a good spot, it was marked off as private property no trespassing, or logging property no trespassing... out in colorado is a completly differnt story... (lucky bastards...)
    So that said, where you able to find anything decent to ride on . . . surely there must be some road up that a way that is in disrepair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    Slightly off-topic: I was reading an article a while back - I wish I knew the magazine and date so I could have a copy as it was interesting. Anyway, they were talking about these people who surveyed maps and aerials of Maine to find where the most remote spot was (remote meaning the longest distance from any road or trail). IIRC, the longest I they could find was only about 5 miles! We think of maine as being remote, but there are lot of trails and many miles of logging roads - I think he same article was stating we have more miles of logging roads than paved roads, highest percentage in the U.S..

    More on-topic: There is a way to make a mandated longer drive to an event - make it a multi! I know Rick don't care for them as much, but you could have coords to different spots to get you to the actual event. It could even be markers where you need to turn. I bet I could do a good job out near my old house... hmmm... I refuse to host an event, but I might be willing to help anyone out there. I think I could make a decent multicache 4WD trip from Old Town about 10 miles crossing a stream and few puddles and some rougher rocky stuff having the event on a mountaintop with a great view. The good part about it would be once you are finished it would be a 1.5 mile drive to paved road to go home.
    Sounds like that could be quite fun Dave . . . maybe someone else in the area might run with that idea at some point or it could be Tread Lightly 2008: The Old Town Odyssey (aka Hiram Loses Even More Parts on His Jeep) Event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    More on-topic: There is a way to make a mandated longer drive to an event - make it a multi! I know Rick don't care for them as much, but you could have coords to different spots to get you to the actual event. It could even be markers where you need to turn. I bet I could do a good job out near my old house... hmmm... I refuse to host an event, but I might be willing to help anyone out there. I think I could make a decent multicache 4WD trip from Old Town about 10 miles crossing a stream and few puddles and some rougher rocky stuff having the event on a mountaintop with a great view. The good part about it would be once you are finished it would be a 1.5 mile drive to paved road to go home.
    Dave, I want to set up a fall event so I may be getting a hold of you on this one. I have some great ideas for a event of this type and maybe since you refuse to hold an event maybe you will think about helping to setting one up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll View Post
    Dave, I want to set up a fall event so I may be getting a hold of you on this one. I have some great ideas for a event of this type and maybe since you refuse to hold an event maybe you will think about helping to setting one up.
    (would any of those ideas be able to be implimented to the current event to improve on the wheeling side...)???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357 View Post
    (would any of those ideas be able to be implimented to the current event to improve on the wheeling side...)???
    Hmm, well some of the ideas include having to camp out at the remote location other then at a public camp ground and yes having a multi along the way. I don't want to give out my ideas and spoil it in case I go through with it. To answer your question though, no because it will not fit in. It is also going to be a themed event. I need to get with Dave and see if he is willing to help.

    PS. Hiram I figured out the meaning in your name (Hiram357). It is not secret now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    More on-topic: There is a way to make a mandated longer drive to an event - make it a multi! I know Rick don't care for them as much, but you could have coords to different spots to get you to the actual event. It could even be markers where you need to turn. I bet I could do a good job out near my old house... hmmm... I refuse to host an event, but I might be willing to help anyone out there. I think I could make a decent multicache 4WD trip from Old Town about 10 miles crossing a stream and few puddles and some rougher rocky stuff having the event on a mountaintop with a great view. The good part about it would be once you are finished it would be a 1.5 mile drive to paved road to go home.
    what about sayyyyy... from old town to topsfield???
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