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post #1 of 12 Old 08-04-2009, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Conditions in Slade, KY 8/5-8/9??

I am looking for an update on the conditions. There is a group of us that have a trip planned for this weekend and we are coming from central IN and want to see if we'll be able to cover it or just be trying to survive in the mud. Thanks.


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post #2 of 12 Old 08-06-2009, 03:40 AM
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Weather looking better for Slade. Only 20% chance of showers on Saturday now and 89 degrees.
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Does anyone know if it's dry or a sloppy mess down there or if it will be dry by the weekend? Just trying to see what we are in for. Thanks.

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post #4 of 12 Old 10-13-2009, 04:30 PM
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Does anyone know how to get to trails down there?? I tried asking on another 'forum' but go no dice. I went to Slade this spring and asked around and the local peeps in the gas station wouldn't tell me ne thing. Said it was all illegal?? I've heard MUCH differently from my good friends here at JF.

I've heard of some meeting at the boat ramp (Mill Creek Lake), but don't know where to go from there.

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I didn't drive when I went down or I'd be able to give you directuions, sorry. I do know that the main trail turns into Windowmaker and is actually a county road. I am not sure how it could be illegal. We camped along a creek and followed the trail straight to Widomaker. I will see if I can get directions from one of my buddies.

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post #6 of 12 Old 10-14-2009, 10:15 PM
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I didn't drive when I went down or I'd be able to give you directuions, sorry. I do know that the main trail turns into Windowmaker and is actually a county road. I am not sure how it could be illegal. We camped along a creek and followed the trail straight to Widomaker. I will see if I can get directions from one of my buddies.
Doesn't sound like it to me....they may just be saying that to try to keep wheelers away. I'm a respectful wheeler, don't create my own trails, or leave anything but tire treads. If you (or anyone else) could get those, that would be sweet!!

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post #7 of 12 Old 10-14-2009, 11:55 PM
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slade is a secret...Band wagon kind a Thing. I looked for years for directions. You have to go with a club that already wheels there. directions dont exsist
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-16-2009, 11:44 AM
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A lot of us have wheeled at Slade before, but like stated above you HAVE to know someone who is down there ALOT or some locals. Out of our club only 1 guy knows the area really well, and he evens doesn't have "directions" for the trails. They all really run together, you just look for landmarks and remember them.

Call up the guys at the Zoe firehouse. They will let you know bout the trails and where to stay/ride/park etc. There are plenty of trails (most) that are legal and you can ride whenever ya want, but also there is a good amount of private property that has trails on it, that is ILLEGAL to run. Some of the best trails are on private property, and you better know the owner or your in some trouble.

So if your riding and see signs that say Private Property but you still see awesome amounts of trails, stay off. You'll get in trouble.

Like I said, all the guys at the firehouse wheel so talk to them. We always stay at a friends cabin down there, thats all I can say tho. I dont know the area well at all. We are always in groups and our trail boss is the only guy who knows the trails really well.

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post #9 of 12 Old 10-16-2009, 06:53 PM
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torc right? you goin to the ride in adams county? first weekend in november?
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T.O.R.C. as in Twisted Off Road Club from KY yessir. Ride in Adams County? Havent heard anything about it, location or dates or anything.

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post #11 of 12 Old 10-20-2009, 11:18 AM
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There is no Adams County in KY....is it in OH, or TN maybe?

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-26-2009, 02:34 AM
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adams in ohio.........roll on over to c.o.r.e. they have all the stuff you need. My buddy eclipsethis went on the firefighter run at slade. couldnt make it. probly wont make this run either.
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