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Alright, title says it all. Evans Creek ORV, next Saturday.

So far the people going are:

1.) jfrussell (+1 my dad in his Rubicon)
2.) Kamikaze
3.) nism-Owner
4.) rorybellows

Getting There:
Take Hwy 410 to Buckley and follow signs for Hwy. 165 south to South Prairie and Wilkeson. At the 'Y' follow Hwy. 165 to the left (south) to Wilkeson. Once in Wilkeson stay on the main road and continue to follow signs for Hwy. 165. As the road starts out of Wilkeson it will climb a hill to the right and then will take you through a lot of twist and turns, past Carbanado and finally to a one lane bridge. After crossing the bridge there will be sign to Evans Creek and Mowich lake. Keep to the right at the fork (I recommend airing down at the fork), the entrance to Evans Creek will be approximately 7 miles from the fork in the road and on the left.

There is a Chevron (14124 Carbonado-S Prairie Rd, Buckley, WA) before Carbanado where people can top off their tanks and pick up Northwest Forest passes. You can get a day pass, or there is annual pass that pays for itself if you use it something like 5 times over the course of 1 year. I figure we plan on meeting there at 8:00am. And we will head out by 8:15am.

Bring some lunch, bring a camera, and good times will be had!
 

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theres probably still snow up round there. i might possibly come, but im lazy so...
 

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o all right if the old lady says ok. do i need anything special, i dont know where my cb is. uh, tow strap and shovel enough?

we went up there a few years ago on dual sports. had to turn around because of snow. thats a long ride from n. bend. it was fun though cause i didnt have a permit yet:crikey:
 

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What kinda trail are you guys running? As in difficulty.. Never been to Evans creek but Ive wanted to check it out. Im pretty heavily modified hence me asking.
 

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What kinda trail are you guys running? As in difficulty.. Never been to Evans creek but Ive wanted to check it out. Im pretty heavily modified hence me asking.
pretty sure it'll all be pretty mild stuff, jfrussell's stock and unless my lift gets here in time I will be too :thumbup:
 

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so no special equipment needed?
 

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o all right if the old lady says ok. do i need anything special, i dont know where my cb is. uh, tow strap and shovel enough?

we went up there a few years ago on dual sports. had to turn around because of snow. thats a long ride from n. bend. it was fun though cause i didnt have a permit yet:crikey:
CB, tow strap, shovel would all be a good idea. A come-a-long if you got it. I'm not expecting to need any of it, but you never know.

pretty sure it'll all be pretty mild stuff, jfrussell's stock and unless my lift gets here in time I will be too :thumbup:
Yeah I'd say between mild to medium. I don't really have any specific trails in mind. Here is a map of the area http://nwjeepn.com/Maps/Evanscreek.pdf
 

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Oh, and for the guys who come with a CB, we'll be on channel 6.
 

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Weather report is rain showers most of the week including Saturday. So just throwing out a heads up. It's gonna muddy up there. Also a good chance that if we get high enough on some trails, we will be in snow too.
 

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Ill have a hi-lift, tow strap, hopefully have a cb and beer. Im putting on the sliders, tire gate, and rear bumper either today or tomorrow. As well as possibly the snorkel. Greg said my swap parts should be here by fri so i may be swapped. And I may have a buddy or two coming.

What kinda trail are you guys running? As in difficulty.. Never been to Evans creek but Ive wanted to check it out. Im pretty heavily modified hence me asking.
If you head up there's definitely trails for you. If im swapped like planned I can come with on the hard stuff.
 

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If you head up there's definitely trails for you. If im swapped like planned I can come with on the hard stuff.
With the number of vehicles and depending on what everyone has we might end up splitting some. Depending on people's expereince, their understanding that they might damage something, and what kind of mods anyone has. I have seen a write-up of some of the specific trails. I'll try and find that to give some people and idea.
 

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hope theres not too much snow up there. it snowed last night here and the snow lines only aboot a buck fitty above me. ill get a tow strap on the first
 

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Hopin my lift will be here so I can get it on either Thursday or Friday, I'll have to call Greg in the morning and see where it's at. I don't have a CB, mostly cause I'm not sure where I'm gonna put it. Yeah I've been checking other sites and looks like a good variety of trails. I've got a pretty weak(2000lb) tow strap and no recovery strap so I'm hopin my wheels stay firmly planted. Might have to go check out 4wheelparts in Lynnwood and see what they have for recovery gear.

On a side note I'm tryin to finish getting the parts to do the axle vent mod. I know I'm WAY behind, but it's lookin like there should be some mud and it's the push I need to get this done.
 

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hope theres not too much snow up there. it snowed last night here and the snow lines only aboot a buck fitty above me. ill get a tow strap on the first
When I was there a few weeks ago, most of the area was snow free. But once we got higher up into a couple trails there was a fair amount of snow.

Here's the write up I found:

Trail 102 is split into two sections. The main trail head from the entry parking area is a short trail rated "easy". It is mainly flat with a few large puddles after a rain and is easily travelled in a stock 4x4 vehicle. At the end of this section you can exit the trail system back to SR 165 or continue up the rest of the 102 trail. This section is rated "most difficult" and has many switchback turns as it traverses back and forth up a steep hillside.

Trail 120 is a lightly traveled short trail in the north section of the area. It is rated "easy"

Trail 197 is rated "most difficult" and in many opinions is the most difficult trail in the Evans Creek area. Although short it has large rocks, tight slight off camber corners, steep hillclimb sections, and a large water hole near the top of the trail.

Trail 198 is also rated as "most difficult". It has a few steep climbs, rocky areas, and some off camber trail.

Trail 198A is a spur of trail 198 and is rated "most difficult". This trail has a couple rock outcropping in the trail and is either up or down hill depending on direction of travel

Trail 199 is rated "easy" but is a relatively tight trail. Fullsize rigs should expect body damage on this trail.

Trail 311 is the first trail most people see as it starts right at the entrance to the area. For that reason it does see quite a bit of use. It is rated as "most difficult" with steep hills, large rock areas, and tight sections. From a few clearings along this trail there are great views of Mt. Rainier

Trail 311A is a short trail rated "easy" that connects the middle of the 311 trail to the campground. This trail connects to the 311 at one of the clearings with a view of Mt. Rainier.

Trail 519 is split into two sections. The southern part is rated "easy" and has small boulder sections and a couple mild hills. There are a few peeks of Mt. Rainier along the trail and there is a logpile in a clearing that users like to test their vehicles and skill on. The northern part of the 519 is rated "more difficult" with moderate hills and rock formations to overcome.

Trail 519A is a spur off of the 519 trail that recconects to the 519. This section of trail is on a hillside and bypasses the most difficult section of the 519

Trail 520 is the longest trail in the area. It is rated "more difficult" with moderate hills on narrow paths, tight sections and also traverses 2 rockslide areas with up to large tire sized boulders. Being that the trail starts right across from the campground it can see heavy traffic on busy weekends.
 

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Not gonna be swapped. And might not be rockin sliders.
 

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@ Kamikaze - you said you got some buddies coming in seperate vehicles? Got an idea of how many?

@ chainsaw - you going?
 

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So no lift for me this run, ah well, next time...
 

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One maybe two extra vehicles, and an extra spotter or two. Its official no sliders and no swap. Pm sent two everybody with my cell.
 
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