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Tillamook State Forest Pictures and Video thread

Discussion in 'North West' started by Chickenmunga, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    Hey guys, since we do the annual meetup, I thought it would be good to show example videos and pictures so people can get a visual reference and an idea of difficulty


    Please post up the name of the trail and the color (green/blue/black/double black/triple black). Any special notes, please add!

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    For most blue trails, you can expect tight corners, trees, and roots. This picture illustrates the majority of trails at TSF

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  2. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    Rocky Uphill - Single Black. Trail divides into two sections, the right side is generally harder


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  3. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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  4. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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    Firebreak 5 Rock Garden - I'm not sure if it has a rating. It's a small 100' section or so of what you see below.

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  5. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    Archer's Firebreak - this trail varies from blue to black, and is the longest trail in the system. It has various terrain.

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  6. Apr 24, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    Firebreak 5 - single black.
    This is easily the most popular trail in the system, and is constantly changing due to heavy use.

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  7. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    Truck Dent: I don't remember the rating, probably single BLUE (Moderate)This trail was short and a little out of the way, but pretty fun. There is a relatively steep hill-climb, a few ledges, tank traps, and some decent pits to crawl out of. There are also some good lookouts at the top with impressive views of the surrounding hills.


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  8. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    Stick In The Nose: Single BLUE (Moderate) This trail had a fun little rock climb at the beginning which can be tackled from different approaches to increase or decrease difficulty. There is also a fun little rock pile in the middle section (which can be bypassed) and also a little gate-keeper at the end. The rest of the trail was pretty narrow, with some off-camber hills on blind corners that had you questioning where you were gonna end up after cresting the top. There was also an embankment that ran along the passenger-side of the almost the entire trail.

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  9. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    Firefox: This trail is sponsored by Warn®. No one in our group had done this before, so we didn't know what to expect. Funny thing is, it's rated 'More Difficult', but it was extremely easy, and judging by the amount of leaves on the trails, it rarely sees any traffic. We were kind of disappointed, but we wanted to give it a try.

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  10. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    Archer's Firebreak & V-Notch Hillclimb:Not sure the rating, probably BLUE to SINGLE BLACK (since the terrain varies for each section).

    This was an awesome trail, I had a lot of fun with the variety of options from each section. This was by far the sloppiest trail we did. Gary and Nate successfully climbed the V-Notch after a few attempts, I gave it a shot and opted not to spend too much time trying to muscle my way up it.
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  11. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    Rocky Uphill (additional review): This was the most challenging portion of Archer's that we did. We started at the "staging area" by Can Opener, and by this time it was completely dark.

    The first part was a breeze after squeezing through the rock-gate. The second section was not too bad, until we got to the Y. I chose the left and made it up to where to two trails merge back together. After fighting with some slick boulders, and re-approaching numerous times, I ended up sliding completely sideways and getting high-centered. Winched out and moved up the trail. Gary powered through the right side after persuading his truck up some nasty roots and boulders. Nate took the left, and got stuck between two boulders with his rear diff. pinned front and back. We had to construct a make-shift ramp out of rocks, and Gary yanked him up and over the rocks. Mike followed on the right, and after some fighting, ended up going up the left side relatively easily.

    The last 20 feet of the trail was very difficult for all of us. It must be a little more rooted than normal, and there was a series of rocks/boulders that seemed to hit all 4 tires at the worst section, causing us to lose our forward momentum and traction simultaneously. No matter how we approached it, the thick clay-mud made us slide into the same tracks every time. In the end Gary and I had to go balls-out to power up it (BRAAAAAP), Nate got winched up after giving it MANY attempts, and Mike also clambered up after a lot of frustrating attempts.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    Saddle Up: I don't remember the rating for this one, probably more difficult BLUE or a single BLACK. This is a very short trail, but has a rocky hill that proved fun up or down and it's a good confidence builder to learn the clearances and tolerance of your truck. It also a good tudor to learn how to trust your truck when visibility is low, and learn to let the tires do the navigating for you. (I stole some pics from Bobert and Steve-O :D)

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  13. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
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  14. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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    That's only the gatekeeper to Airplane Hill
    Archers is varied, that particular v-notch is unrated. Based on the rest of the park, it's a solid black.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    Can Opener - Double Black.
    Found as a side route along Archer's Firebreak. This is a short trail, but has a major obstacle forming a cliff that gives it the rating. Despite the angle of the pictures, the rocks are quite large. In picture one, you can see the base with the large rocks forming the cliff. The rocks are about hood height.

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  16. Apr 25, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    ^^^fixed. I also added a picture of the hillclimb on Airplane Hill.
     
  17. Apr 25, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    awesome thread! :popcorn:
     
  18. Apr 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    Hogs Back (Moderate) has a nice little hill climb at the beginning. It gives you an excellent opportunity to flex out the suspension near the top of the climb.
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    Another pic of the rock garden on Firebreak 5.
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    As a testament to the changes on Firebreak 5, this boulder is no longer there.
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    This section is just below where that boulder used to be.
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    Going down FB5 in the winter.
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    A random section of FB5.
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    Here's Watefall. I believe its a Triple Diamond rating?
    This was my first try. Had to winch. I've broken a couple CV's on it and made it up no problem a couple times. Just depends on the conditions and how you hit it. There is a nice gate keeper also.
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    Another attempt at it. Made it up at the cost of a CV.
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    A buddy trying it.
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    No breakage this time.
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    Winter near one of the Cedar Tree intersections.
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    The view from somewhere along Cedar Tree.
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    The tree on Cedar Tree.
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    Cedar Tree in the winter.
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    An obstacle that is no longer a part of Cedar Tree.
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    Rocky Uphill
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    Stick in the Nose (Moderate)
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    TSF in the winter.
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    that is such an incredible place. I have to make it out there sometime.
     
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    Rob, the first pic you have labeled Archer's Firebreak is actually the last section of rocky uphill I do believe. That section has changed

    The second with Anton is definitely Rocky Uphill, and it's the "left" side if you were standing downhill looking back towards the trucks.
     
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