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Unread 11-03-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
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Tacoma Puyallup First time Jeep Trip?

Let me start by saying I am very squeamish about breaking my new toy, and I really dont think I can handle a large dent yet either.

Any one somewhere I can go get mud on, without huge risk of destroying anything expensive?

Im 4wd retarded, I have never even ridden shotgun when someone else was 4 wheeling!

EDIT: Oh yes, and Im driving a stock 88 XJ, with the straight six, and some all terrain tires.

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Unread 11-03-2008, 04:08 AM   #2
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go out hiway 8 west south of Olympia to straddleline ORV park. good mud holes there.

http://www.straddlelineraceway.com/
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Unread 11-03-2008, 09:42 AM   #3
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Puyallup washinton, near graham.
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Unread 11-03-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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well.... there's only a few weeks left of being able to run places like Naches or Evans Creek before the snows hit, but neither place is really all that suitable for a totally stock rig. Naches is a bit more "stock rig" friendly than Evans Creek.

check out http://www.nwjeepn.com/

whatever you do, don't go alone, and go with some one familiar with the area
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Unread 11-03-2008, 12:42 PM   #5
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Evan's Creek ORV park is probably a little over your head due to tight trails and the "possibility" of body damage.

I haven't been down to Straddleline for ages.

Tahuya ORV park would probably be my suggestion. I find it really boring now but it's a good place to go to get your feet wet. Speaking of which, watch the deep puddles.

There are also trails in Eastern WA at Liberty and a few in the Manastash Ridge area, plus the Naches Pass Trail that would be fine. In fact, many moons ago I ran the Naches Pass trail in my old stock XJ on bald street tires. It handled it great. But that trail is going to close for the season in mid-Nov.

The site nwjeepn.com has tons of great 4x4 trails listed around the state. And their difficulty ratings I think take into account stock vs. modified rigs and trail conditions. They rate things on the conservative side.

Also, I'd recommend you NOT go alone. Bad idea. Team up with another rig. Many of the guys on the board here head out pretty frequently.
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Unread 11-03-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, I am thinking Tahuya would likely be my best bet, been out there a few times on the dirt bikes.

Ill check out the other site and start looking for someone who wants to come with.

Thanks
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Unread 11-03-2008, 02:00 PM   #7
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Tahuya ORV park would probably be my suggestion...... Speaking of which, watch the deep puddles.
they can and DO become lakes, and are VERY deep and could swallow you up/
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Unread 11-03-2008, 02:09 PM   #8
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they can and DO become lakes, and are VERY deep and could swallow you up/
I remember a friend of mine loosing a dirt bike in one of the jeep puddles, all you could see was the handle bars!

Luckily for him one of the guys with a jeep had some oil with him, so once we drained the milkshake from his crankcase he was ready to go again.
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