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Unread 11-15-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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NW Iowa / SW Minnesota / SE S.Dakota?

Looks like I'll be working in SW Minnesota next summer (and hopefully long-term after that).

Are there any Jeepers in the Jackson, MN - Spirit Lake, IA area? Looks like most of the MN 4-Wheel clubs are closer to and north of the cities. Any good places to wheel in the area? Looks like SW MN is getting the shaft as far as ORV parks go.

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Unread 11-29-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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Well considering the land in SW MN is some of the best farm land in the country, and the current price per acre is between $5000-$7000 an acre that would be why. Besides the land expense it is fairly flat and not rocky. I would look for some old minimum maintenance roads to drive on, otherwise you will probably have to travel north to off-road, you may get some snow though that is always fun.
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Unread 12-08-2008, 08:19 AM   #3
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Yep, you're pretty much screwed in that area for wheeling. I have family in the Estherville/ Spirit Lake area and it seems the only off-roading is in the winter with a snowmobile. I haven't been to Northern Minnesota but I hear it is a good time. Or you could just road trip it to the "Farm" every once in a while.
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Unread 12-08-2008, 02:01 PM   #4
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I think you may be right. This might put my intended 'build' ideas on the back burner until I know where I will end up full-time after next summer. I don't want to spend time and $$$ building up a Jeep that won't be used on the trails relatively consistently.

I won't mind driving down to the Farm a few times per year, but I don't want to spend a ton-o-money on a '3 trails per year' rig. I could spend that money on flying.
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Unread 12-08-2008, 03:04 PM   #5
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So go 6 times a year. Or you can just put the Jeep up on blocks and give me the KM2s. I prefer the second choice but either one is entirely up to you.
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