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Unread 10-26-2008, 04:19 PM   #1
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Lamentation Mountain?

Anyone ever go wheelin on Lamentation Mountain in Middletown CT?

How are the trails?
how tough of a trail for a beginner/first timer?
How illegal is it?

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Unread 10-26-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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I know Lamentation like the back of my hand. I had a pretty good relationship with most of the 25+ landowners.
Our club, the Eastern 4 Wheelers, pulled 35 junk cars off the mountain over a two year period.(well over 10 years ago)
We rec'd some great press for it.
Then, everyone and their brother came to play on the mountain. They drove where they weren't supposed to including across the back yard of one of the land owners.

Most of the landowners, en mas, shut down the place.
It is illegal to go there unless you have permission from all of the landowners whose land you would be crossing.

Please do not go there.

Join a club instead.
In the end its much cheaper, as one trespass ticket will run you $110 and yearly dues are $50.

www.eastern4wheelers.org

Any questions, just ask.

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Unread 10-26-2008, 07:36 PM   #3
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a simple tresspass in CT will earn a $92 dollar ticket
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Unread 10-26-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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a simple tresspass in CT will earn a $92 dollar ticket
That was upped last Oct to $110.
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Unread 10-26-2008, 07:50 PM   #5
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I know Lamentation like the back of my hand. I had a pretty good relationship with most of the 25+ landowners.
Our club, the Eastern 4 Wheelers, pulled 35 junk cars off the mountain over a two year period.(well over 10 years ago)
We rec'd some great press for it.
Then, everyone and their brother came to play on the mountain. They drove where they weren't supposed to including across the back yard of one of the land owners.

Most of the landowners, en mas, shut down the place.
It is illegal to go there unless you have permission from all of the landowners whose land you would be crossing.

Please do not go there.

Join a club instead.
In the end its much cheaper, as one trespass ticket will run you $110 and yearly dues are $50.

www.eastern4wheelers.org

Any questions, just ask.

E4WBrill@aol.com

Talk soon,
good to know...
I've been thinking about joining a club...
but I am not that sure about it, simply because my jeep is stock,
will be for a while and i don't know how much i will actually go offroading..
maybe next year..
I just wanted somewhere to go next weekend
and was given the suggestion of Lam by one of my friends..

do you have any other suggestions of somewhere worth going that wont snag me a ticket? and that is kind of close to the area?
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Unread 10-27-2008, 04:40 AM   #6
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do you have any other suggestions of somewhere worth going that wont snag me a ticket? and that is kind of close to the area?
Thats the problem.

Currently, there is one place I can suggest... BUT.. without good maps, you're SOL. Aside from that point is the fact that this one area is not stocker friendly.
It is state land and with the situation we're dealing with right now, if you were to head out and take a wrong turn or go around an obstacle because your rig couldn't make it, the state sees it and will deny me the program I'm(EC4WDA-NE) trying to get established here.

So, joining a club is really the cheapest and best way to go.
As mentioned earlier, a ticket will cost you twice the dues.

Unfortunately, that probably won't get you out this weekend but it will probably keep that $110 in your pocket or better used to modify the Jeep...

oh, btw, Lamentation isn't stocker friendly either, not by a long shot.

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Unread 10-27-2008, 07:15 PM   #7
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Lamentation is still one of my favorite trails....even though I havent been able to wheel it I dont know how many years since it was closed. Sucks what a few bad seeds will do to the whole bunch.

Like Dave said join a club, anyone in EC4WDA region D then you can go on any other clubs run within EC4WDA.

Much better to go out with a club as a stocker too. That way you have some experienced wheelers with you to lend a hand and to learn how to wheel from.
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Unread 10-27-2008, 09:54 PM   #8
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Lamentation isn't stocker friendly either, not by a long shot.
Debatable.
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Unread 10-28-2008, 04:23 AM   #9
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Can one get a stock rig to the top? Sure. Can someone who hasn't really wheeled and alone drive a stock rig to the top.. most probably not.
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