I did a little exploring in East Derry tonight. There are some fairly long class 6's on my maps. First one - pretty fun stock friendly trail but still had some ledges. What's different about wheeling in a city vs small towns like I'm used to, is the trail actually ran right through the back yards of houses almost the whole way. Then I looked at my map again and saw that the road supposedly went right through the middle of a pond. Shortly after, we come around a bend and I can see water. We get up close and it's a crossing maybe 20 feet long and only 1.5ft deep. My only concern was how solid the bottom was. We spun a little because there was a steep climb out but other than that, made it through. We went a little further, around the next corner, and come to a longgggggg water crossing. However there were trees on both sides of the road, and a small beaver dam across the road partway across, so I knew it wouldn't be more than like 3ft deep. Again unsure about the bottom, I started inching my way in, and could hear my exhaust gargling underwater when my front tire started to drop pretty quick. We backed out and turned around. I don't feel comfortable in more than 2ft of water regardless of if the bottom is solid, and we were also the only vehicle out there.
#2 - entrance had an unlocked, open gate. We went about .7 mile on a VERY easy trail (almost a dirt road) before coming to a T which wasn't shown on my maps. To the right seemed to flow with the road better, so we started down that way. Went a little bit further down before realizing we were on the Rail Trail. Yep... not supposed to be driving on that. When I realized that we turned around and went back to the intersection and found an ATV-width trail directly across from where we came to the T - that must've been where the Class VI used to continue. My buddy and I walked down over the hill and came into someone's yard where we were chased out by a dog.
We still have a few more out in East Derry to scope out but I don't think we'll find too much.
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