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Kind of unorthodox for a trail report but the following quote covers most of the general information as to where we went. I will follow up with a little more details and my own pictures but HikerXJ covered most everything well.

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Man what a blast this was!!!

First, let me say that 5cents did a great job leading us around. He did a great job, as did Imped later in the day (I think that's his screen name here).

And the IndyORV guys are definitely first class. Anyone in that group that's on here, please pass the kudos back to the other guys that aren't on JF.

Here are some of the pics I took. I'll start out with one I actually didn't take, but generated from my mountain biking GPS. This is pretty much where we went on Saturday. I have to admit it's kind of cool to see it like this since at the time I was completely lost.



We started out along the west side of the property, running a trail through the woods. Since it had rained for several hours that morning, it was muddy and slick. My windows kept fogging and even my glasses were fogging for awhile (which kept me from realizing the rut I was trying to climb out of was just too big and slippery - sorry for holding the group up on that one).

As it usually goes with my trips, I never have enough action shots of myself, though in this case I have very few of others either. I spent most of my time helping my wife understand why this is something I enthusiastically enjoy. My daughter loved it, as did my usual off roading companion Owen (he's becoming old hat at this).

Group shot, sort of:



Making it look easy:



Hanging out in the Quarry. That's Mrs. Zakman, Zakman, and XJ_Renegade. And my green XJ.



Water!



Lunch! I'll admit I didn't realize they had food here. I brown bagged it. It was also at this time my wife and kids headed back to Lafayette for a birthday party Owen was invited to. I admit I was thrilled to share this experience with them and I know at least my daughter may make a repeat appearance.



After lunch 5cents, Zakman, XJ_Renegade, fergyjk and I headed back to the quarry to catch up with the rest of the group (poor Kris had to wait an eternity on his food so we hung out with him until his son finished eating) and played around a little bit.

Zakman making it look easy.



Nothing ever looks as challenging on the web as it is in real life.

Me on the same hill:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSGuT62Joaw

That afternoon there were tons of ATVs and bikes zooming around. On our way to the Orange trail I got behind this little girl and wanted to make sure I gave her plenty of space.



For some crazy reason the camera stayed in the bag for the rest of the trip.

The highlight of the trip for me was climbing up out of the Orange trail (not the end of the trail, but where it flattens out near the northeast part of the property). There were pretty much 2 lines - hard to the right, harder to the left. I was second to last out of the trail and watched the left side carefully, even getting out and looking it over. After some friendly encouragement about taking the left side, I decided to try.

Made it on the second try!

If anyone got a pic or video of that I'd love to see it.

After that several of us headed back to the parking lot to pack up while many of the IndyORV guys stuck around and ran more of the trail (I'm guessing they did - saw several come back muddier than when we left them).

The rest of my pics are here.

Great meeting everyone!
We started on what we named Anthony's trail on our last trip. It runs along part of the TREC track and then skirts the edge of the property. After that we ran over to the quarry to see what was going on. We then ran the rim trail to the other side of the pond and then dropped into the creek. We took the creek down to the end of the property and turned around and went back to the bridge. At that point we broke for lunch. After lunch we met back at the quarry and took the trail from the corner of the quarry where everyone climbs the wall to the quarry road. I think someone got stuck as part of the group waited at the lower lot so we could all head to orange. We did the orange trail to the climb out where part of the group headed for the upper lot while the rest finished orange via the rock section. I recorded close to 10 miles of trails done which surprised me for the large group we had. Pictures to follow.

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Anthony's trail.

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Idiot Magnet, 2008SLVRJK, and fergyjk



fergyjk



2008SLVRJK I think



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My little guy having fun



HikerXJ



Apocalypse



In the dunes

Zakman, XJ_Renegade, HikerXJ, Apocalypse


In the creek

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more creek



end of creek taking hill to turn around and head back







heading back at poser rock

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Conner leading us on Orange trail









Last photo of the day...............taken on the way home.

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Nice job nickle.
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It was an awesome trip. Thanks again for showing us around, and we must do this again sometime.

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Nice job nickle.
Had you come you would have had a lot of pictures of you.. Honestly, this may have been one of my most favorite trips.
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Had you come you would have had a lot of pictures of you..
Pictures of me? I've heard of such of things, but have rarely seen them....unless I get stuck then suddenly they're everywhere.

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Honestly, this may have been one of my most favorite trips.
Why, because I wasn't there?
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Kris-great job with leading us on the trails that day! I think we all had a great time. Can't wait for the next trip!!!!
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Had you come you would have had a lot of pictures of you.. Honestly, this may have been one of my most favorite trips.
3 yellow TJs would have been quite a sight (all highly capable as well).

One of my more memorable trips as well.

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For my first trip I don't think it could have been any better, it was a great group to ride with and learn from. Kris - thanks for the guided tour and tips. It was great to meet everyone and I'm looking forward to next time.
And now picture time...
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the climb out of Anthony's Trail
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couple more up, then down the dune
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