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View Poll Results: Trail rock stacking?
Yes 11 68.75%
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post #1 of 30 Old 07-15-2007, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Rock Stacking

Rock stacking.
Do you rock stack?
Not because you're stuck but because the trail is harder than you thought.
Everyone will stack rocks to get unstuck.
Should the rock stack be removed?


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post #2 of 30 Old 07-15-2007, 09:33 PM
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I don't know what you are asking in the poll- your poll says Rock stacking- yes or no, but your question in your post says, unstack after you are finished?



I vote rock stacking as a last resort, and 100% unstack afterwards.
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I don't know what you are asking in the poll- your poll says Rock stacking- yes or no, but your question in your post says, unstack after you are finished?



I vote rock stacking as a last resort, and 100% unstack afterwards.
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Haha, I was just discussing this with my roommate today.

View 1: Leave the trail as you found it. Some people are firm believers that if you need to stack, turn around. Others say if you stack, place them back. Leave it difficult for the next person as well.

View 2: The trail when it used to be an old mining/wagon road was a hell of a lot smoother when first made, then it is now so essentially you're bringing it back to its original road condition. Eventually all of the 4wd roads due to erosion & 4wd traffic will become A LOT harder then they once were and after some time w/o maintance, we'll have a crap load of rated 10 trails.

Personally if I stack any real amount of rocks, I'll put them back. However if I put a single rock down to prevent me from hitting or getting stuck, the second someone else hits it or hell, even I hit it with a second tire it is spun out somewhere. Never pick up rocks that are part of the ground, just loose rocks.

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I'm not 100% sure on what the poll is actually asking, so I put no. I have had to stack a rock or two in order to get my center over one spot, but not a ton to make it through a trail. I think on Spring Creek, we moved a single rock on one of the hardest obstacles in order to get over, but it got kicked out before I even hit it.

Anyway, bottom line- if you need to stack a few rocks to get over one section, ok. If it's a lot, replace them when done. If you're needing to do it a lot on the trail, either pick easier lines to make everyone else move smoother, or turn around.

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stack all you want.... but if its anything significant, unstack it when your done

if your stacking on every obstacle...maybe that trail isnt for you

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stack all you want.... but if its anything significant, unstack it when your done

if your stacking on every obstacle...maybe that trail isnt for you
I heard this once. "Build the rig to the trail, not the trail to the rig"

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Hate to say it guys and gals but rock stacking is a ligit option on the trail. Let me ask you this. Would you rather them tear up the trail worse and get it closed or stack a few rocks that can be unstacked?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with stacking rocks to navigate a trail safely and evironmentally as long as you unstack them.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with stacking rocks to navigate a trail safely and evironmentally as long as you unstack them.

I agree with that.
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I'll stack a couple rocks before I'll sit there and spin my tires because I'm hung up. After I clear the obsticle I go back and move them. Nothing wrong with stacking as long as you leave the trail as you found it, IMO. Now, if you're stacking rocks the whole time the trail probably isn't for you.

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I think we have a consensus here. The true answer would be yes, but the poll definitely needs a "Yes, but return the obstacle to the way you found it"

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If some one stacks rocks - unstack them before you drive over the obstacle (whenever possible throw them far off the trail or down the mountain).
Don't stack rocks! If you have to build roads, or spin tires, your vehicle is poorly prepared and you shouldn't be on the trail, IMO.
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Throw them far off the trail?

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