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Fish
08-25-2008, 07:44 PM
Here are the pics that I have from the event, Ceg has a lot more and will post when his computer is up and running again.

Here is WayCrazy doing his thing smoothing out the earth we dumped into the first hole that we ended up repairing.
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For a while BSLM was using his S10 trailered up to haul the earth in, actually it did alright however I think he didn't want any trail damage (yeah right) so he switch up and ran the tractor from there out. So, it was up to Ceg's Xj to get the loads of earth up the trail.
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Here are some pics of the work crew...
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First hole finished :cheers:
There was some nice scenery along the way
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We ended up moving something like 14 yards of earth and repaired 4 or 5 holes. The hole we called it quits on was this one.
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Gost-rider and I took my truck throught it and started to play on the trail further up the way. Of course something always has to happen when you're wheelin...right. :scratch: Well needless to say, I lost a bead :dontknow:
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At first I could even back out of the hole, so I radioed for some help. Fatboy and Way Crazy came to the rescue. We tried a little tow tugging, some winching... and nothing. Finally I was able to back out and try jack it up, because of where my truck was it just kept falling off the hi-lift. BSLM use the tractor and pull me up on some dry flat land where I was able to change the tire.

We got back on the trail and tried to track down Ceg who radioed for help. He had to dump the yard of earth he was hauling to get straightened back out.We never did meet up and Ceg had to limped his way back to camp. Come to find out it sounds like he broke a rear alxe. :banghead:

Sad thing is there was a lot bigger and deaper hole on the trail that still need to be repaired. :angry5:

All in all I had a great time, and it was great to get to know everyone.

Gost rider... we need to hook up and go wheel and I had a lot of fun :headbang: Oh yeah and thanks for the great spotting.

ghost_rider
08-25-2008, 08:05 PM
i had a great time helping out with all of you guys. and ya fish we need to go wheelin once you get a spare tire. Are you gonna come to the labor day run?

Fish
08-25-2008, 09:24 PM
Don't know yet, but I hope so! :thumbright:

colemancooler
08-26-2008, 04:37 AM
Great work guys :salute:. Sorry I couldn't make it

Jerry
08-26-2008, 10:41 AM
You guys done good. Real good. :salute:

PUO
08-26-2008, 09:37 PM
good job guys :thumbright:

Jeepscum
08-26-2008, 10:05 PM
Looks good wish I could have done a in the trail fix.

waycrazy
08-27-2008, 01:04 PM
This kind of trail work is definiately hard work and hard on equipment but it was a ton of fun! Thanks to all who came out and helped :salute:

Ceg
09-04-2008, 01:13 PM
Rimrock Trail 4W608 Work Day
Report and photos by Clay Graham (http://www.easternwashingtonadventures.com/member.php/2-Ceg) / Eastern Washington Adventures (http://easternwashingtonadventures.com/)

Rimrock's 4W608 has many deep mud holes. Because of all the mud holes there are many by-passes. Some of the by-passes have mud holes so more and more by-passes are being made. The Forest Service needs volunteers to help fill the holes or the trail could be closed.

On August 23rd, 2008 we met up at the Lower 4W608 Trail Head to start work on the trail. The Forest Service had a trailer we could use to move rock. Waycrazy first had to repair the trailer before we could use it which he did a few weeks earlier. BSLM pulled the trailer to the trail with his Blazer. Waycrazy brought out a tractor to load the trailer.

We set up base camp at the 4W608 Trail Head and FS571.
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At first BSLM used his Blazer the pull the trailer on the trail and Waycrazy ran the tractor.
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Here is the rock pile the Forest Service brought for 4W608.
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There were some big rocks the tractor had problems lifting.
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BSLM taking a load in.
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Here is the first real deep mud hole.
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Here we were trying to dump off the side of the hole.
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The trailer pushed the Blazer off the trail.
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Moving some big rock by hand.
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BSLM took over driving the tractor and I took over hauling the trailer.
It was time for the Tweety Jeep to get a workout.
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After many loads the first deep mud hole had a bottom.
Here is the second deep hole.
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Lunch break.
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On to the third mud hole.
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Here is a heavy load for the Tweety Jeep.
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The load was so heavy it drug the Tweety Jeep back down a small hill climb I couldn’t top. Fish used his full size to pull the Tweety Jeep and the trailer to the next deep mud hole.
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On my next and last load I broke an axle in the Tweety Jeep and had to winch up a hill.

Another bad thing about the mud hole is animals move into them and then get ran over. This one was saved and moved into the pond.
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Here is the mud hole it lived in.
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This was a great time and for a great cause. Thank you to the people that came out to help.

After a days work we did not make a very big dent on what needs to be done. I was told another club will be adopting 4W608 and taking over working on the trail. I wish them good luck and thank them for taking on this big job.

Note:
Please do not spin your tires in the mud on the forest trails for fun. Spinning tires for fun is one of the ways the mud holes start and hold water. After the holes are started then others spin their tires trying to get out of the mud holes and the mud holes grow into mud bogs.
Tread Lightly!