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Old 01-25-2010, 10:35 PM
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Default Traverse City / Kalkaska / Grayling Trail run (14 - 16th of May)

OK all seems we have enough interest to start a planner for a Traverse City / Kalkaska / Grayling Trail run..

So first off I know the area rather well, so getting in alot of fun won't be hard.

We need to look at a date and # of days.

I'd like to do something late April/early May..

Maybe say a 2 day run?

Thoughts input, than we can do up some kinda poll if need be..

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YAY!
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I think early May would be good. It'd be warmer, and my last day of college this semester is April 30th. If interested, we can venture into Houghton Lake as well, I know that area pretty good.
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I'm good with early May and a one or two day run is fine either works for me.
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I know some of you may have some kick*** jeeps... but may I request a couple stock friendly trails as well? Me and Defiance665 don't got too spiffy of jeeps yet... but I still wanna join in on the fun too lol
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Most all trails in MI can be done on a stock XJ, just choose your lines.

And I'm a good one for showing beginners/stockers the lines to run..
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This sounds pretty cool. Are the trails legal? I might be interested too!
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Yes they are..

I wouldn't be planning a trail run if it was illegal..

There are 100's of miles of seasonal roads. And most are so primitive that there fun.

I also want to do a trip over to Range 40 at Camp Grayling. Thats a super fun area to explore and play. Plus if there is training going on you can get to the edge of the range to see bomb range. And that's so cool..

I have alot of maps of the area that covers tons of "roads"..
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Originally Posted by nick_n_ii View Post
Yes they are..

I wouldn't be planning a trail run if it was illegal..

There are 100's of miles of seasonal roads. And most are so primitive that there fun.

I also want to do a trip over to Range 40 at Camp Grayling. Thats a super fun area to explore and play. Plus if there is training going on you can get to the edge of the range to see bomb range. And that's so cool..

I have alot of maps of the area that covers tons of "roads"..
Cool! I have explored some of the seasonal roads around baldwin. Pretty easy stuff... Sand, hills and rutts. Makes for a pretty good stocker trail.

So if your thinking of a 2-day run. Do you plan on maybe camping somewhere then?
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I'm down. My family has property in grayling, so im up there a lot . miles and miles of fire roads. (I think fire roads are legal)
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Fire roads, seasonal road and privative roads for the most part are the same thing.

Now we can do 1 of a few things making it a few day run.

a) - motel in Kalkaska and than we could have a meeting room
b) - State camp ground (nice one is at Gurnsy(sp) Lake {Kalkaska area})
c) - I have a "in" with a private camp ground in Fredric Very nice with good prices

Bang for buck I think Fredric would be best and I think I can get a discount if we have more than 5 campers and I book ahead.
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Camping works for me over a hotel. I think it's more fun and would be for sure cheaper.
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Camping would be preferable for me as well for the same reasons Freeski mentioned.
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I love camping!! Sounds like a blast of a time coming in May!
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Ok so camping it is..

Does anyone have a issue of camping in Fredric? They have running water, flush toilets, showers and we can also have electricity at the camp site. Plus I can prob get the best rate there..
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