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Old 02-06-2018, 07:01 AM   #1
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I know that there are several folks around here with 4x4's. Would there be any interest in getting a group together and hitting one of the off road parks? I was thinking something along the lines of Barnwell (Tyler), Northwest (Bridgeport) or Wolf Caves (Mason).
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:05 AM   #2
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Scheduling would be my problem, but I'd be interested if I could work it out.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:26 AM   #3
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:42 AM   #4
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I'd be somewhat interested if in Mason. I'm hitting Hidden Falls Sunday.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:50 AM   #5
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I had forgotten about Hidden Falls. That would be an option as well. Im not a mud guy so trying to avoid parks like General Sam's and Crosby
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:30 PM   #6
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What about going to Oklahoma for a weekend along the talamina trail
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:56 PM   #7
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Following this one. I need to do some tlc on my Bronco then I can be ready.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:57 PM   #8
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What about going to Oklahoma for a weekend along the talamina trail
Never heard of it, but am open to other ideas as long as it doesn't involve barreling through 3' of mud, lol.

Barnwell and Northwest are both about an hour from Ft. Worth which makes it easy to schedule a day trip for those with busy schedules.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:58 PM   #9
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I would be in.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:59 PM   #10
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Wish I could have made it to Hammers this year.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:08 PM   #11
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What about going to Oklahoma for a weekend along the talamina trail
That wouldn't be the same thing as the K Trail is it?
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:20 PM   #12
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I may be in depending on timing.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:33 PM   #13
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Would it be easier to ask what dates are out or what dates are good?
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:35 PM   #14
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That wouldn't be the same thing as the K Trail is it?
Part of it is.

K trail starts near Clayton. There are roads all over the place and you can get from point to point without ever getting on pavement.

It's been several years since I did it.

Wheeling up around Clayton is world class. Not for the faint of heart however, body damage is inevitable. Not mall crawler friendly.

Green Acres was my favorite area.

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:45 PM   #15
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Man if I still had my little 89 4runner I'd be all over this, dual lockers, 5.29 gears and armor.... I don't think my 1 ton will make much of a trail rig.

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:47 PM   #16
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Part of it is.

K trail starts near Clayton.

It's been several years since I did it.

Wheeling up around Clayton is world class. Not for the faint of heart however, body damage is inevitable. Not mall crawler friendly.

Green Acres was my favorite area.
I had heard, but not verified, that a portion of the K trail has been closed. Green Acres has closed as well, last I looked.

Looks like I may have been mistaken about Green Acres. It appears that the owner got torqued at some idiots and made a knee jerk decision to close it. Seems that coolers heads have since prevailed and he reopened.

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:48 PM   #17
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I had heard, but not verified, that a portion of the K trail has been closed. Green Acres has closed as well, last I looked.
I hadn't heard that. Been out of the loop for a few years.

That's a darn shame, if so.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:44 PM   #18
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I hadn't heard that. Been out of the loop for a few years.

That's a darn shame, if so.
I found some better info and updated my precious post. Green Acres is still open
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:53 PM   #19
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Is it vehicles only or can you bring a 4 wheeler ?
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:20 PM   #20
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Some trails at Green Acres are closed because the people running it didn't own the land some trails were on. It's open and still a great time if your rig is set up for it.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:32 PM   #21
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Is it vehicles only or can you bring a 4 wheeler ?
When I first thought of it I had full size rigs in mind. I don't have a problem with an ATV joining in. I am not sure how that would work performance/capality wise though. Let me do some checking around on the logistics of it and I will get back with you.

I do know that some parks limit the types of rig they allow.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:40 PM   #22
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I’m in. We just took our jeep to hidden falls for the first time and had a blast!
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:40 PM   #23
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I would be in with my SxS at Barnwell. Tundra is a mall crawler!
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:47 PM   #24
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We went through some 4s and 5s in our JKU. Didnít have much trouble at all. Name:  IMG_1012.jpg
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:48 PM   #25
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I know my March is pretty well booked. The end of February, April and May are pretty much wide open though.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:49 PM   #26
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That's awesome!!! Are you on 35's?
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Yeah 35x12.5r20 for now. This is my wifeís jeep and she wants 37x12.5R17s next.


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Old 02-06-2018, 06:57 PM   #28
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Here's mine. I recently put a leveling kit on it to get rid of that stink bug look. It's sitting on 33x12.50/15's.

Are you going to have to regear for the 37's? My end goal is 35's but will have to swap the 4.10's out for 5.13's and possibly the 5.38's
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:00 PM   #29
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Here's mine. I recently put a leveling kit on it to get rid of that stink bug look. It's sitting on 33x12.50's.
Looks good! We bought this jeep and it was dolled up until now. The wife has requested new bumpers got that done then she wanted flat fenders and now new wheels and tires... I should have bought a stock one! And we removed the rubicon emblems and but all black ones back on.

And I thought guys and vehicles were bad!
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I bought mine in late summer and have yet to take it anywhere other than hunting. Finally taking it to hidden falls Sunday.

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Old 02-06-2018, 07:51 PM   #32
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:05 PM   #33
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Looks like I need to step up my game a little, lol.

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I know my March is pretty well booked. The end of February, April and May are pretty much wide open though.
Do I need to go ahead and just set a date or are y'all gonna give me some input as to what works?
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Here's mine. I recently put a leveling kit on it to get rid of that stink bug look. It's sitting on 33x12.50/15's.

Are you going to have to regear for the 37's? My end goal is 35's but will have to swap the 4.10's out for 5.13's and possibly the 5.38's
Very nice! Doesn't get much better than a Rubicon LJ.

I went with 5.13 gears in my TJ.
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When we go 37s I will probably go with 4.56s
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Katemcy is always a good time.

Love the folks that run it.




If yíall do something like K-Trail, you can take quads or UTVís on it, no problem. A buddy of mine did it in his tow rig (Dodge 2500 4x4). Expect a scratch or two, but no significant body damage. We called it a booze cruise.


Iíve not been, but thereís always Escondido Draw, out by Ozona. Itís a pretty big property based on the description. http://www.escondidodraw.org





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Old 02-06-2018, 08:21 PM   #37
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Yea, I have been told that 4wd isn't really needed on the K trail.
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I don't have a rig, but love to go. If y'all get a date pinned down, I'll see if my brother can go and he and will come in his custom built rig. Depending on where y'all decide to go, I might just tag along in my Ranger. I know I can get around most of BMRA in Gilmer on my Ranger
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:36 PM   #40
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Very nice! Doesn't get much better than a Rubicon LJ.

I went with 5.13 gears in my TJ.
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I don't have a rig, but love to go. If y'all get a date pinned down, I'll see if my brother can go and he and will come in his custom built rig. Depending on where y'all decide to go, I might just tag along in my Ranger. I know I can get around most of BMRA in Gilmer on my Ranger
Heck, we may have enough to get 2 different TBH groups going. One for full size and one for ATV/UTV's.
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Heck, we may have enough to get 2 different TBH groups going. One for full size and one for ATV/UTV's.
I'll try to make anything y'all can put together. It just depends on scheduling.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:26 AM   #42
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What does everyone think about April 7th at Barnwell?
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:32 AM   #43
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I canít do April 7, I have a trip planned to Washington DC


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What about April 14 at Bridgeport or April 21 at Barnwell?
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I'd be interested but going to Barnwell in mid March and doubt I would want to go back up there in April. Katemcy and Wolf Caves are my preferred stomping grounds but they don't allow ATV's or UTV's. Hidden Falls and Barnwell are about the best places for catering to everyone. I can make Hidden Falls almost anytime since it's less than an hour from my house.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:03 AM   #46
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I’m good for Barnwell in April
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:56 PM   #47
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I will be in Argentina the week of the 5th and won't be back till the 12th. Taking my wife to Puerto Vallarta for our 20th anniversary on the 18th.
You fellers have fun and I will try and catch the next one.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:35 PM   #49
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I want to go. April is good for me. I like Hidden Falls 'cause its close to my house. Katemcy is good, too.
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I'd be interested but going to Barnwell in mid March and doubt I would want to go back up there in April. Katemcy and Wolf Caves are my preferred stomping grounds but they don't allow ATV's or UTV's. Hidden Falls and Barnwell are about the best places for catering to everyone. I can make Hidden Falls almost anytime since it's less than an hour from my house.
Y'all don't build this trip based on my previous posts. It looks lile im the onmy one who mentioned the idea a tagging sling with a a UTV anyway. I didn't know Katemcy and Wolf Caves didn't allow ATV/UTVs. Y'all just get it pinned down however and where ever works for Y'all. If I can make it I will. I'm the one who doesn't have a proper rock crawler here, so don't try to cater to me. I may be able to get my brother to come out anyway, and his rig is a proper crawler.

Do you have that old jeep with the flames on it that sounds great, looks great and goes everywhere? The one I'm thinking of has "Whiplash" painted on the side if my memory serves me correctly. Ive seen a jeep at Megarun the last several years at least that matches this description.

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