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Unread 05-15-2008, 06:33 AM   #1
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Manistee National Forest....

Hey guys,
Headed into the Manistee National Forest in MI this weekend. First time i've been there. Taking my jeep and my cousins stock tj. If anyone could tell me anything about them that would be great. Just curious how the trails are these days, and with the rain showers we might be getting this weekend. Also if there are any must hit trails. We are goin to be camping, so if anyone knows that one place to camp is better than another. Does anyone know if alcohol is allowed at the campsites?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. If anyone else happens to be out there, we'll be the Willys and the red Columbia Eddition running together. Feel free to PM me if you want to meet up.


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Unread 05-15-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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best bet as far as rules would be go to the dnr area and look 4 it
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Unread 05-16-2008, 10:09 PM   #3
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alcohol isnt allowed in michigan state oarks including camp grounds so if you stay at one dont get too routy and dont walk around with a bottle or anything and you should be alright just be smart about it and kinda cautious
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Unread 05-18-2008, 04:15 PM   #4
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Nice meeting you guys up there!!! We had a great time....Baldwin probaly isnt the best place to take jeeps 9down the orv trails anyways) but those forest roads and stuff were fun. Now you will have to come back up and go to silver lake with us. That place is a blast in jeeps. plus, sand=clean.
We have a ton of pictures (some of them are really funny) but i left my camera in chads jeep. Anyways, the link to our club site is im my sig. (click blue letters) im sure there will be a thread poping up soon titled "broke back baldwin " lol

oh and i cant believe i missed this thread before the trip. i ussualy check here before every trip. but randomly running into you worked just as well...
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Unread 05-18-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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Joe here, the one who answered the phone when it was your g/f. If you want to do some good wheeling similar to what we did this weekend get reservations to muskallonge lake campground. Its in the UP along lake superior. ill be there end of july.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 03:26 PM   #6
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Go up to copemish and wheel at the Twisted trails Off Road Park. Look on for park details under trail rides.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 06:57 PM   #7
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missed the post earlier. wish i'd known. we spent saturday/sunday wheeling around bitely. (+) yeah, there was a LOT of mud and deep water, but (-) there were a lot of trees across the trails from the storm. overall the wheel spinning was more than worth the trail clearing!
it's all manistee national forest, so their rules are in effect instead of dnr, so you'd have to look up the nat'l forest rules.

of all the trails in w.mi. that are still open, this is one of the most fun.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 07:02 PM   #8
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we'll be up there again for memorial day weekend.
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