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post #76 of 119 Old 08-19-2011, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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We are planning to go silver lake in mid September. Does anyone have any advice for a first timer. (Anything I should do or bring)
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post #77 of 119 Old 08-19-2011, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys! MiWranglers, just a thought but an idea for your site would be to get links to the rental places, if that's possible. But some really great info on there. Thank you!

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post #78 of 119 Old 09-07-2011, 09:59 AM
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Just bought my 97 TJ. Good to see a lot of people in GR. I was really surprised with all the "Jeep waves" on the road.

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post #79 of 119 Old 09-18-2011, 03:29 PM
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Just got back from our 1st time at silver lake. It was a great weekend, we had a blast!


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Kiddo sittin with a little flex


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My YJ and my cousin's XJ hangin out at the campsite.

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post #80 of 119 Old 10-05-2011, 06:18 AM
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My Jeep is going to be down for a little bit while I do an engine swap 'n overhaul

But when she is done and put back together I am down for going wheeling!!!

Already been to Silver Lake, Twisted Trails and Badlands and would definately go back to them, but would like to check out some new parks and trails....

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post #81 of 119 Old 10-05-2011, 08:07 PM
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post #82 of 119 Old 10-05-2011, 10:34 PM
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i am 2 hours and 25 minutes away from grand rapids. I am from saginaw area I been to the mounds its closest to me. the mounds are awesome with the new rock courses. I would like to go to rocks and valleys orv park.
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post #83 of 119 Old 10-06-2011, 06:09 AM
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I don't know how much wheeling I will be able to get in before the snow starts to fall due to the work I'm doing to my rig don't most parks/trails close for the winter or am I just crazy???

Haven't really done much winter wheeling but I would be up for it!

I have heard of the Mounds and Rocks 'n Valleys but never been, how are they?!

Once my engine swap is completed, maybe I can set up a trail ride or something.... or

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The mounds is open all year around. they got awesome rock course and alot of mud. some trails. i want to make a trip to rocks and valleys never been there.
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post #85 of 119 Old 10-06-2011, 09:25 PM
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The Moundis closed to fullsize vehicles from mid-March to mid-May but open the rest of the year. Watch for Bruce's Chili Run at the end of February, great time to hit The Mounds in the winter. Rocks and Valleys in Harrison is open on a limited basis during hunting season and winter. We were up there last New Years day, it's a great place to play, stock to buggies will find something to play on.

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post #86 of 119 Old 10-07-2011, 07:48 AM
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I like places that have a little bit of everything for stockers to the extreme off-roaders...

Where would everyone say the best trails are in Michigan??? (whether it be park of a ORV park or just man made trails in the country, etc....)

The Badlands in IN had a pretty sweet, long trail that took you down a hill, into a creek, over some small rocks and tree strumps, through a tunnel with a nice dropoff at the end, and back up a hill....to me, that was a blast! Thats what I enjoy doing versus mud bogging or rock climbs....maybe its because I have a mild built rig and its also my DD???

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post #87 of 119 Old 10-07-2011, 09:26 AM
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yeah. i would like to go to rocks and valley i heard they are awesome. i would like to go the badlands but way to far.
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post #88 of 119 Old 10-07-2011, 12:56 PM
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I like that same trail at the Badlands. R&V has a good long one too, one of their Blue (Intermediate) trails towards the back of the park, can't remember the name (maybe Ron will chime in here). The Halfrisch Trail & Tight Twisties on Drummond Island are also favorites - in fact the whole trail system up on DI is good, if you have not driven out to Marble Head or SE Beach you have yet to see some of the great trails here in MI. A personal favorite is Pinball Alley near St Helen, especially in the snow.

My Jeep is also DD, 18k miles per year so I tend to avoid places where I am obviously doing to break something or lay it on its side.

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post #89 of 119 Old 10-11-2011, 09:50 AM
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So, along with The Mounds and Rocks 'n Valleys, I guess I definately have to add Drummond Island to "places to wheel" list!

Do any of those places have big gatherings or events that would be worth showing up at? I always enjoy, and feel a little safer, when there are more rigs out and about....

I also bought a Michigan Trails and ORV book from a local store. Its pretty thick and was told that it lists all the trails in MI up to this point. For 15 bucks, I figured it was worth it. Now I just gotta open the darn thing up and do some research!

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post #90 of 119 Old 10-12-2011, 06:31 PM
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i went wheeling at st helen orv trails/routes alot of trails there in west branch/st helen area
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