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post #31 of 220 Old 04-16-2009, 08:06 PM
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Just for the record, I live right down the street from OFR. There is no posted signs up for the road itself, however, like everyone said. The round abouts are private property and posted. If you go off the road, you could be asking for trouble, otherwise, its all good. I am actually planning to run this myself for the first time on Sunday. I have a TJ on 35s with a winch. I am going with a few friends too. So whoever is going on the 19th, we may see you up there!


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post #32 of 220 Old 04-16-2009, 08:14 PM
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Oh yeah, and I dont know how many Jeeps have gone through there yet, if any. But last time I hiked up there, there was trees down, so bring something to cut trees with just in case.

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Are there still tress down on OFR?Has someone been up it this year?

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post #34 of 220 Old 04-26-2009, 07:57 PM
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Went all the way through last weekend. All is good! Only problem to this is that you would have to go through the pond if you want to come out in Savoy/Florida. The trail going around the pond still has many trees down across it.

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The trail going around the pond still has many trees down across it.
Who do you think clears the trails? Our club brings chainsaws and hand saws on rides this time of year. If we run into down trees across the trail (only), we clear them. We had one 2' in diameter across a trail a month ago. It took an hour+ and winches to clear it.

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Went all the way through last weekend. All is good! Only problem to this is that you would have to go through the pond if you want to come out in Savoy/Florida. The trail going around the pond still has many trees down across it.
Actually the trail around the pond is State land and using that trail is tresspassing. In order to run the trail straight through, you should be going through the water hole on the high side, away from the marsh. That side has a fairly firm bottom.

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post #37 of 220 Old 05-01-2009, 09:47 AM
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Actually the trail around the pond is State land and using that trail is tresspassing. In order to run the trail straight through, you should be going through the water hole on the high side, away from the marsh. That side has a fairly firm bottom.
Oh, I thought there was some issue with going through the water? I did go through it though, was pretty deep.

I dont have a chainsaw, wish I did though because there were some spots I would have like to clean up a little more. I need to join a club too.

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The water problem is with the Mabell trail, not OFR. Do you have any pictures?

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The water problem is with the Mabell trail, not OFR. Do you have any pictures?
Yeah I got pics, just no way to post them on here. Im not a supporter, so it doesnt allow.

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post #40 of 220 Old 05-02-2009, 05:28 AM
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My 2 pennies:
OFR is a difficult road. A rig on 31s will most likely get some damage and may likely end up with some broken part that may make it difficult to drive out and/or drive on the road. It will also need to be dragged over not just the main obstacles but many spots throughout the road.
BTW, when I went through, we had a CJ on 31s. Only time he had a problem was when he got hung up on a tree in one of the water holes near the end on the FL side. Otherwise, he went through just fine, which was very surprising to all of us! He did bottom a few times, but never needed to be dragged. No damage either.

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Yeah I got pics, just no way to post them on here. Im not a supporter, so it doesnt allow.
Just post them up, we'll still be able to click the clicks.

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post #42 of 220 Old 05-02-2009, 05:47 AM
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One more update.

Thanks to Northeast Association of 4WD Clubs

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Old Florida RD Update 02/01/06
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Background

The NorthEast Association of 4WD Clubs and its members formally recognized the water hole on Old Florida Road as an environmentally sensitive area. In keeping with our goals of minimizing our impacts on the environment, we instructed our members and advised all motorized users of Old Florida Road to - not cross the water hole. We understood this issue would be highly contested.


The following information was received from findings of an Environmental Impact Study contracted by the NEA. The information contains regulations and laws to consider that could be used against you if cited for wetland violations:

My advice would be to turn around and not go through the water. I'm not saying you can't but just giving posting the facts so you can make your own educated decision. If caught and ticketed for traveling through the water you could face massive fines for wetland and wildlife violations. The decision for NEA clubs and their members to turn around is still in place.
You can read the whole story at http://www.nea4wd.org/articles/index...article_id=180

Now this was from 2006, and I haven't found an update on this saying that passing through the waterhole was now allowed, therefore I would assume this law still stands firm.

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The current issue with the OFR water hole is trespassing if you take the wrong line through it. Read some of the previous posts here for the correct line.

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post #45 of 220 Old 05-03-2009, 06:49 PM
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Yeah, who knows the story on the OFR waterhole, I hear so many different stories. PMs are cleared too BTW. I replied to one.

Here is a couple pics.









This is where he got hung up on a tree.


Hope those links worked.

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