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Badlands question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Hello.
    I was looking at the pics jjlaughner has of the recent trip that some members went to badlands.
    Onto the questions... where is itt?
    Sencondly, I thought it was like moab, rocks and all, but it looks more like a trail with some rocks/mud and whatnot. Am I right? Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It is in Attica, Indiana.

    In the east side of the USA it's rare to ever see dry rocks like you see in Moab. We have rocks here, but typically you're going to go down a muddy trail before you ever see them.

    Badlands has EVERYTHING. Rocks, mud, swamps, sand, hills, you name it. That's why I have such a good time every time I go there. It is unlike anything else we have locally, where often times the only obscacles are some twisting followed by many deep mud bogs.

    I venture to say that trail riding is much more difficult out here in the east than in the west. The rocks sure look bigger out west but I seriously wonder what the western guys would do the first time they had to hammer down on rocks with wet/muddy tires. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Wow that sounds like a fun place /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
    Is there a bunch of different level of trails for different experienced drivers?
     
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    I suppose. I've heard there's some really easy trails out there, but I wouldn't know. The easiest trail we have run out there is the green which is still a 3 I do believe.
     
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    Oooh, what was the rating on the trail you ran recently?
     
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    We ran green and pink. Green is 3 I think, pink is 4, and orange is 5. I wanted to run orange but I had a little issue with my steering box/carb issues. Next time I go, I'm going to run orange.
     
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    Oooh IC. Interesting. Thanks for the info Tim /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I don't totally remember what the rating is, but pink is a little more difficult than orange, orange is tight in a few spots, but not really difficult, there aren't any rocks to contend with. Jason and I ran the majority of the orange trail in about 40 minutes on Sunday after the rest of you guys left.
     
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    Oooh okay. Thanks for the pics JJ, and thanks for the info justinf /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I went with those guys...

    I have mixed feelings about Badlands...
    No...I didn't see every inch of the park..
    The quary area seems to be the most challenging..
    with some man made trails...with rocks..

    But I guess I was expecting more...
    since there's so much hipe..

    The park is only open 7 hours a day..
    so if you brake..before closing...
    You may have to leave your rig overnight...

    It's also..expensive..

    But all in all...I'd suggest to anyone..
    You have to go at least once!!!

    I don't mean to put the place down...
    I guess I'm a little spoiled being in Ohio..
    Where the Appalachian's Start..

    We have places like Wellsville...
    that have a High Puker Factor..
    where the trails are washed out...
    ready for driver error.. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    The whole time at Badlands...
    I wasn't nervous at all...
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    It is in Attica, Indiana.

    In the east side of the USA it's rare to ever see dry rocks like you see in Moab. We have rocks here, but typically you're going to go down a muddy trail before you ever see them.

    Badlands has EVERYTHING. Rocks, mud, swamps, sand, hills, you name it. That's why I have such a good time every time I go there. It is unlike anything else we have locally, where often times the only obscacles are some twisting followed by many deep mud bogs.

    I venture to say that trail riding is much more difficult out here in the east than in the west. The rocks sure look bigger out west but I seriously wonder what the western guys would do the first time they had to hammer down on rocks with wet/muddy tires. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] There are also "Badlands" here in western SD. The badlands I plan in [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I agree, its not all its cracked up to be, but its the best we have within 3 hours drive.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I agree, its not all its cracked up to be, but its the best we have within 3 hours drive.

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    Sure...I know...
    I didn't realize how spoiled I am...
    having places within'miles of my house..
    with Rocks...hills mud and stuff to play with..

    After hearing how wheeling has been outlawed in IL...
    I'm Feel extremely lucky.... /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I think badlands is much more challenging than you guys are making it sound. All of you guys have extremely built machines. I'd bet if you showed up in a fairly stock truck with some 33-35" tires you'd find yourself having a rough time in some of the areas.

    That said there are much harder areas out there. I can't wait to make it out east some more to check out JK5's local trails.
     

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