So how about planning an East meets West trip...

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by Ry' N Jen, May 3, 2012.

  1. Ry' N Jen

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    Well keep the two cents coming!
    I've got allot of work ahead of me.
     
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    Yeah it was Appleton. I've never been there...so thanks for the input!
     
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    Yeah I'll second that. Gilbert would be better than Appleton, but it's up close to lake superior to give you a geographic reference.
     
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    Worth a day or two trip though! I would not discourage anyone from going there but for a large group and guys driving a couple of days to get there, meh. :shrug:

    ~EDIT~ I would maybe recommend Gilbert as a back-up in case the date lands during Sturgis. Let me know the dates when they come and even though I will be having my wedding I can let the mn-jeep guys know and get a good trail guide there.
     
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    I hope im not in my special agent school by then hopfully ill be out and in virginia by july
     
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    This sounds fun i hope it happens i would like to get off this rock in the summer time.
     
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    It's happening from our end. Jen and I are taking at least three weeks to go explore the U.S.
    We're hoping for a good turn out. It would be fun to finally meet some of the people here.
     
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    Only problem is it's 300 miles father west to the badlands then the eastern border of SD with MN.
     
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    Been a 'local' for most of my life to the Gilbert OHV park. Currently im about 10 miles away.

    Its a nice area. Interesting because the whole place is actually an old steel mine dump. Most of the rocks are blast rocks. Its very cool. That being said, I wheel their MAYBE twice a year... (Look up Mesabi Mountain ORV Trail on mn-jeep.com to see what my club has been doing for the last 2-3 years)

    For a meet and greet it would be a nice area due to be able to travel from the park to a campground by a direct route. The campground is on a 'lake' called "Ore-Be-Gone" because its an old mine pit that is over 400 feet deep. Its actually the mine that the material thats currently the IROHVRA (Iron Range Off Highway Vehicle Rec Area).

    I have done lots of work in the interior of the park from trail maintence to new trail construction. I would think that you could wheel for a solid day in the park with a stockish Jeep. Lots of hardcore stuff too..