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Old 08-21-2008, 10:42 PM
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Dawson forest trip

Well another member and I went to a national forest and did a bit of wheeling.
Lets all remember that I am a firm believer in TREAD LIGHTLY. We did stuff that wouldn't cause much damage. Bear with me as this pictures are kinda large.. forgot to change the size of them and also we want to be able to see details right?







my back tire started spinning so I couldn't get up much further on that rock. There wasnt alot of rocks on the trails so I was limited as far as driving on large rocks.





Here's the bridge that we had to cross. It used to lead to the reactor site.. that's right I said reactor site. more info below.


fording the river.

During deer season this area can be especially dangerous..


I guess these low lifes never heard of TREAD LIGHTLY.
I just went off on a guy that messaged me on facebook asking me how to get to Dawson forest. I told him he better not go there thinking hes going to go mudding and stuff and he asked why.. I asked him if he had ever heard of tread lightly.. said na. I went off on him.

More to come!
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:46 PM
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i wanna see more... lol looks like fun.. i gotta find a place around here
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:59 PM
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I got a big kick out of this. The tire swing is held up by a tow strap
It works but really.. they're like 17 bucks a pop.

Down here in Georgia it gets HOT! so what better way to cool down than park the TBs in the river and wade around in the water.


and some flexing..










Observation post


Old reactor building
By this time we've had our dose of radiation for the day




North Georgia sunset.

was a great time. hope'n to do some more wheeling before too long. Hope you all enjoy.
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I guess these low lifes never heard of TREAD LIGHTLY.
I just went off on a guy ....
Ummmmm, how about using the opportunity to gently educate him? I assume he just said he hadn't heard of it, not that he heard of it and was planning to desecrate the forest?

And how much of the trash you took a picture of came back in a garbage bag in your car?

What you don't want to do as an ambassador for TL is to turn off the potential converts. Find a way to engage them and educate. Blasting them isn't the way.

Master Roada says the Force is weak in you yet.



When they ignore or argue with you, bring out more facts. Don't turn to the dark side and let your emotions get to you. Keep the light sabre sheathed. Please?



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Heck yea... way to uhh... put your wheel on a rock or something...

I do like the idea of heading out to a unique place, like the reactor. Now, whats the history behind that? Why would they decommission a plant and put it in the middle of a state forest?

Keep it up.
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man i wish i could find some sweet trails like that in cetral wisconsin
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More info on Dawson Forest

I think its pretty cool to be able to drive 45 mins to an hour away and be able to find such a beautiful place that has a bit of history, some very cool things to look at, along with being able to do some river crossings and explore.

*** Here's the website with alot of detailed information of what Dawson forest really was used for.
http://www.pickensprogress.com/archi...sonforest.html
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looks like you guys had a great time, and this time no tire problems
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I'm glad you had a good time on your trip, makes me think of some of the trails back home in North Western PA, back when I had my 4x4 Envoy. Def good times!!!
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looks like you guys had a great time, and this time no tire problems
haha your funny.

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