Past Trail Rides of 2-Big Broncos 4x4 Club
Tillamook State Forest (TSF) - October 16-17, 1999
Day 1 - Saturday
Tillamook State Forest (TSF) -- Oregon
Map: TSF OHV Guide; Oregon Department Of Forestry
Meeting At Roger's Camp - Mile Post 33
Our gathering for Saturday morning was ODOT Sand parking lot and entrance to Roger's Camp trail head. That is Mile Post #33 from Portland, OR area. When arriving on-site, we were greeted by an Oregon 4x4 club and a full-size Bronco preparing to run the trails. Our group began arriving around 8:30AM with three vehicles, by 9:30AM ready to hit the trails, there were six Broncos and two Jeeps. Later that day we would be joined by two other Broncos - Jack and Robert.
University Firepower Trail #10
This trail from North to South is easier then South to North. A couple deep ruts and hill slope become more difficult with rain. So wait for rain to make this trail slippery and run it from South to North direction for more challenges. It crosses over a gravel road intersection, at the end there is a steep hillock onto the Beaver Dam road.
Firebreak Five #14 (North to South)
The Firebreak trail is recently cleaned, logs cut out, and trail conditions easy, except for one spot. The only little mud hole kept a few trucks stuck inside. Having mud tires and maybe a locker in the rear helped in this mud hole.
Further down the Firebreak Five trail, a few ruts are available to play in. If it were raining - this would be a much more difficult trail area.
Lunch at end of Firebreak Five
Finding a beautiful open and sunny spot off the trail end, we took advantage of the wonderful weather and stopped up for lunch.
Saddle Up #16a (East to West)
This trail is short. Has a serious hill drop or climb - depending upon direction. We came at this hill obstacle from the top, down then a few folks turned around at the road took the hill climb. The difficulty on this is the tight section with a turn required around the tree root ball. Scott in that turn was required to backup a foot to position his tires down hill correctly - the front passenger inside axle DIDN'T like that and exploded on him there.
While Scott removed his front passenger side axle assembly, Hip, Jamie, and Kurt turned around for fun on the hill. Being SO SUNNY that day, Hip and Steve found a sun block to keep the sun rays off Scott while working. Nice job in advertising guys!
Airplane Hill #16d (East to Northwest)
After getting Scott's Bronco back together and on the road, we were running short on time - so missed Airplane Hill today. Maybe next time! While working with Scott, Jack and Robert located us via CB Chnl 4 and met up for more fun - eight Broncos running the trails now.
Hood Raiser #20 (South to Northeast)
Hood Raiser was our trail out for the day. This trail is a gentle slope down in the direction South to Northeast with many ruts to play in. The far end where it joins the Wilson Rd has a washed out bridge, so crossing this ravine is the more fun.
Here is where my nephew Zach took over driving Wild Horses out of the woods. He's getting a learners permit soon...
Day 2 - Sunday