2006 Mud Lake Run
Family Jeeping since 1957

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October 21, 2006

The Mud Lake & Thimble Peak Run was a good run, but we did not have time to go to Thimble Peak
We only stopped briefly at Mud Lake, most of the day was spent traversing the Bear River Trail
Tom M and Al W rode in Al's TJ, Richard O took his Unlimited TJ, Jim and Vick D drove in their TJ and Tim W was in his YJ
met at the usual rendezvous place on Hazel and Hwy 50
The group of four Jeeps left at 8:10 am We drove East on Hwy 50, exiting at Sly Park
We then drove along the Mormon Emigrant until we reached Hwy 88
We turned right and drove until we came to the Bear River Reservoir

By the time we reached the Bear River Reservoir dam we had driven 70 miles
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The next 25 miles would be off-road driving along the Bear River Trail
But first... time to air down and disconnect those manual sway bar links
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We stopped for lunch on the trail before we began the difficult rock climbs
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Most of the trail is a 2 or 3, but a short section is a 4 with no by passes
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Arriving at the first rock obstacle everyone got out to find the best line for their Jeep
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Al drove through first
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Richard went next choosing a more difficult line, and making it look easy
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Tim went next
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Jim followed Tim
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The only vehicle damage was when a tree jumped out and ripped off Tim's front fender ML 079.jpg (88176 bytes)

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ML 086.jpg (114095 bytes) Here is one of the US Forestry's newest tricks
The road is closed with red trail markers on the side of the trail (not in the center)
yet the sign post points to the trail

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