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Trees Ranch

Discussion in 'Plains Region' started by laketex, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Just an email that I copied/pasted off of pirate. New wheeling places are always good!



    Trees Ranch
    I love getting emails like this one....

    Hi Laura, please forgive the unsolicited email. I was speaking to Brett
    Burnett yesterday and I was discussing the best way to get the word out
    about a new wheeling venue in Central Texas and recommended contacting you.

    Let's start with some introductions I am Michael Thompson, I live in Austin
    and I have been and am affiliated with several clubs in Austin area.
    Regrettable, we do not have a strong club organization here. The clubs
    that do exist are small and poorly organized. There is little to no
    cohesion among the various groups. I find myself participating a great
    deal with a club from San Angelo Concho 4 Wheelers. My wife is from San
    Angelo and we spend a good bit of time there. About two years ago the C4W
    placed an add in a Texas Ranching publication advertising that local 4wd
    club would exchange work for access to wheeling. Mr. Trees a rancher near
    Kerville answered the add, he and the C4W president at the time, Kenneth
    Wright started forging a relationship. I got involved soon after.

    Essentially, we struck an informal deal with Mr. Trees where by we
    periodically cut cedar paths to his deer blinds in exchange for the
    privilege to wheel his 5000 acre exotic game ranch. In addition, we give
    him a fee of $20 a person for the weekend for the use of his bunkhouse and
    facilities. We have been developing this place for the last 2 years and
    have just begun to scratch the surface of what the ranch has to offer. We
    have built some two dozen trails ranging in difficulty from mild to near
    impossible. It has really been a battle of man power, it takes work to
    develop a place of this size and the meager efforts of one club just are
    not enough to get it done. Until '03 we really have not promoted this
    property, we have worked hard to earn Mr. Trees trust and the goal was to
    have things more formalized i.e. trail markers, trail ratings, etc... in
    place before "going public", for a lack of a better term. The reality is
    we just don't have the man power to make this happen this year without
    assistance. The current House Bills under consideration and other
    limitations make private venues like Mason, Wheeling Ranch, TMTC
    facilities, and potentially the Trees' Ranch the only viable recreational
    wheeling alternatives in the coming years.

    Laura, I would very much appreciate it if you could get the word out about
    this new wheeling opportunity in hopes of drumming up support in making
    this a viable option for TX wheelers. Please take a look at the links
    below for more information. The next trip is the weekend of March 15&16
    and we plan trips monthly through until winter.

    Thanks for your time

    Best regards,

    MT

    BTW, are do live in the Mineral Wells area? I thought I saw something to
    that effect in an email months back.




    http://treesranch.homestead.com/index.html
    http://www.txtrailriders.com/gallery/treesFeb

    Other pics available at my site http://www.yellowtj.com


    ....he said 5000 acres didn't he?
     
  2. k5ntexas

    k5ntexas 1/2 ton status

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    that looks like a really cool place to wheel. thanx for posting it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif so its around kerville??????

    jacob
     
  3. Nonesuch

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    Sounds great. Thanks for posting the info.
     
  4. TheLakeRat

    TheLakeRat 1/2 ton status

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    I was one of the first people to blaze trails down there and it is very nice place to wheel. Lots of open trails beautiful counrty cool wildlife and exotic game. Trail are medium - hard but there is also alot of virgin teritorry that is just waiting for someone to find.
    Definatley a fun place.
    They are haveing a run sometime around the middle of this month
     
  5. 84K5cedric

    84K5cedric 1/2 ton status

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    A bunch of guys from our local club are headed there next weekend. the weekend of the 15th. They are leaving friday night.
     
  6. TheLakeRat

    TheLakeRat 1/2 ton status

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    might just see you there /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. BOWTIE

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    Location:
    Outside with the sawzall.
    wheeled out there saturday. well, i went to take pictures.

    Album:
    http://www.texasoffroad.net/galleries/members/albun53

    Slide show:
    http://www.texasoffroad.net/galleries/members/slideshow.php?set_albumName=albun53

    we pretty much wheeled on the trails that are already cut: the bowl, mike's trail, centipede, deception, expansion, and mighty mouse. not sure if these are the official names, but those were the names that trail guides gave me.

    awesome place to wheel with plenty of hill climbs and rock. along with great scenery.
    my only gripe is that it could be a little more fullsize friendly.


    next scheduled run... Memorial Day Weekend!
     

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