2010 Buckskin Joe Trail
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August 21, 2010

The trip began early with most of the group meeting at the McDonald's near Hazel and Hwy 50
After getting a quick bite to eat and coffee, Jim held a drivers meeting to go over the days agenda
With everyone lined up we headed to Pollock Pines

We stopped at Pollock Pines to top off the gas tanks and purchase any additional snacks for the day

A prospective member, Frank, was waiting for us along the Mormom Emigrant Trail in his CJ7

Jim lead the group east on the Mormom Emigrant Trail until exiting on the trail up to the Leek Springs Lookout
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We stopped at the Leek Springs Lookout Tower to use the outhouse and take pictures of the view
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After completing the Buckskin Joe Trail we continued along the trails 9N67 to 9N16 to 9N33 to return to the North South Road
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We briefly stopped at the granite plateau along the upper Buckskin Joe Trail
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We then continued along Buckskin Joe Trail picking up trash
Mitch's daughter Kylie, got some behind the wheel four wheeling on some challenging sections of the trail
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We came across a section where the trail was partially blocked by a fallen tree and a bypass trail was being started
We moved a couple of logs to clear the main trail and block the newly created bypass
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Further along the 9N16 trail we came upon a tree that was waiting to ruin someones day if they were not paying attention
notice the proper use of the winching block an tackle to prevent harm to the trees
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