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Unread 11-08-2013, 09:26 PM   #16
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A few more pictures from today Friday 11-8-2013. We had decided prior to leaving Alva that if the trail took us within several miles of any ghost towns we would deviate and explore those small towns. We ended up about a mile north of the Kansas, Oklahoma border in Elgin, Kansas the following are some pictures just before Elgin and in Elgin.imageuploadedbyautoguide1383970834.011381.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383970861.045079.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383970878.399519.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383970898.193122.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383970921.913181.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383970948.887529.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383970981.471767.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383971006.575659.jpg
Back on the trail.imageuploadedbyautoguide1383971148.767148.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383971168.454087.jpg


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Unread 11-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #17
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Randy and I are both old car nuts, as we drive one or the other of us is forever saying "look at that old car" or "look at that old truck". We had just came down the hill to a stop sign and an intersection and Randy pointed to the left and said, "Wow look at that truck!" I turned and looked and this is what I saw, not quite what I expected!imageuploadedbyautoguide1383971572.493805.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383971598.959242.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1383971624.580233.jpg
Randy has an old college friend that lives near Adair, Oklahoma. We once again deviated about 3 miles from the trail to camp at his place. It is our plan to get back on the trail and head south east towards the Arkansas Oklahoma line, we hope to leave about 7:30 a.m.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #18
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looks like you have been havin fun.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #19
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Glad to hear everything is going good on the trip and thanks for sharing the pics!

I gotta ask about that trailer though. Is it set-up for the weight of the S-250 and how is it doing on the trip? Tongue weight, bearings, excessive rear overhang, etc? Seems that an M-416 with a rooftop tent would be ideal!

Safe travels and keep us updated!


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Unread 11-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #20
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4:12 just passing thru Mountainburg!
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Unread 11-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #21
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Glad to hear everything is going good on the trip and thanks for sharing the pics!

I gotta ask about that trailer though. Is it set-up for the weight of the S-250 and how is it doing on the trip? Tongue weight, bearings, excessive rear overhang, etc? Seems that an M-416 with a rooftop tent would be ideal!

Safe travels and keep us updated!


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The trailer was a last minute idea it is my lawn clipping trailer, it has been working much better than it should, it has no suspension. I would like to have a military trailer. I learned that I have an S-144 Shelter which is a bit smaller than the S-250. The trailer and S-144 together weigh 750lbs. It has scraped the ground a few times. I'll post more pictures soon.


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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:35 AM   #22
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734 miles on the little yellow Jeep since Randy and I left Alva, Oklahoma at 11:30 a.m. last Thursday morning. The Trans America Trail let us down just outside of Mountainburg, Arkansas when the trail became impassable. So we turned to the highway and drove the remaining 60 miles to Clarksville, Arkansas. We arrived in Clarksville at 6:30 PM spent the night at my Daughter & Son In-law's. We left Clarksville around 11:30 a.m. yesterday and drove to Oark, Arkansas, ate lunch at the Oark General Store. When we left Oark we drove Northwest up over mountain passes via County roads, we saw some of the most beautiful country of the whole trip on this portion of the trip. Of the 734 miles we have driven over 600 has been dirt roads and jeep trails. Here are more pictures from day two on.imageuploadedbyautoguide1384176574.795724.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176611.909425.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176641.577779.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176699.450311.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176738.754776.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176783.305577.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176824.747542.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176853.836684.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176882.221966.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384176930.534695.jpg


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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:42 AM   #23
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Randy's friend has a couple of neat old carsimageuploadedbyautoguide1384177271.876680.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1384177320.619814.jpg


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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:55 AM   #24
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Thank you for taking the time in keeping this updated. Love the pictures! We would love to ride this trail someday with our WJ and stop and fish along the way.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #25
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did it try to take you down hurricane road or something?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #26
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Home Sweet Home at 8:18 p.m. 964 total miles!


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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #27
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did it try to take you down hurricane road or something?
I am brain dead right now and can't think of the road name, I'll look on the map tomorrow and let you know what road it is that ended the TAT early for us.




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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #28
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did it try to take you down hurricane road or something?
The Trans America Trail tried to take us northwest out of Mountainburg on Warloop Rd. We came across a sign that said Road Impassable, we had to go see for our selves! It was impassable!
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #29
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those roads out there by white rock can be bad, but the scenery is second to none. if you would have went a little further east it would take you to a place called white rock. it is known for some really nice scenery and big drops, but you can look out for miles and during this time of year, the foilage is awesome
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Unread 11-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #30
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oark is redneck territory. good guys, but redneck and grizzly lookin. there is also a lot of deer(and hunters) in that area. if 21 north is the road i think it is, lots of windy and steep hills
My Son In-Law said he works with a guy from Oark, He said you are correct!
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