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    Default Mesabi Mountain Trail

    As some of you know, I have had the pleasure of helping out the 'Northern MN Jeepers' over the past year, working on the state of MN's first GIA (Grant In Aid) trail devoted strictly to OHV's. (No ATV's or Motorcycles-just 4x4's!!)

    Here's the FB link to the NMJ, it has all the pics from beginning to now, of the trail, and of some of the 'play areas'

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northe...38023366211733

    The NMJ are hoping the trail will be open this summer!

    Take a look at the pics, and I think you'll agree, this trail is going to awesome! It's not for the faint of heart, that's for sure!

    Russell, who is a member here (but doesn't post very often) is a member of the NMJ, you'll see his old XJ in the pics, as well as both of my rigs.

    Those are the small ones! 4" lift, 33" tires and at least one locker would be a minimum for running the MMT! And for sure, another rig or 3, and a winch is definitely a good idea!

    If you get up this way, give a holler!! There's at least a dozen MJ members in MN now, and we will make sure your trip gets in some wheeling!!

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    @HillBillE

    Some how I'm gonna try to make Northern MN part of my route to Southern AZ, I'm trying to get out of GA around the 1st week of Oct. This trip back home I definitely want to try to hit either Gilbert or MMT, I've been lurking on MN-Jeep thread for quite some time now, can't wait till it's open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sr. Beaver View Post
    @HillBillE

    Some how I'm gonna try to make Northern MN part of my route to Southern AZ, I'm trying to get out of GA around the 1st week of Oct. This trip back home I definitely want to try to hit either Gilbert or MMT, I've been lurking on MN-Jeep thread for quite some time now, can't wait till it's open.
    Me too!! The trail is pretty much done, some more clearing, and filling in of low spots (if it's to 'wet' the DNR will close the trail until it's 'dry' )

    Biggest hurdle right now, is getting the parking lot in. They had a change in the trail head, and moved the parking lot.

    On National Trails Day (this Sat, June 4th!) We are starting on the perimeter fence for the IROHV park, it will add another 3500 acres to the park!!

    The park is now about 1200 acres, w/36 miles of trails.

    http://www.militaryjeepers.com/conte...ange-orv.shtml


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    Need to finish my mods so I can go try this trail when it opens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minn_wild1 View Post
    Need to finish my mods so I can go try this trail when it opens.
    It's going to be a blast! Make sure you have good armor and some skids. (unless you don't mind body damage! LOL!!)

    I know I'll be hitting it once it's opened, probably with the NSW crew, I'll let ya know.


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    I'm going to start making some armor this weekend.... Might be a while before I am ready for this trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    It's going to be a blast! Make sure you have good armor and some skids. (unless you don't mind body damage! LOL!!)
    I know I'll be hitting it once it's opened, probably with the NSW crew, I'll let ya know.
    Clearly I'll need another ride to see this one... The Grand Cherokee will not see this place until at least 2018... if ever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsq41 View Post
    Clearly I'll need another ride to see this one... The Grand Cherokee will not see this place until at least 2018... if ever...
    Well, get your chainsaw cleaned and sharpened, and you'll get to see it tomorrow!!

    rsq41, my son Ty and myself went to the IROHV park today, for national trails day, and started working on the Virginia Expansion to the park, adding 3500 acres to the park!!

    MJ had a good showing!



    (left to right) rsq41, Hill, Bill E., russellmn and Scotty (thought his screen name was 'yabutt 64, but can't find him in the list)

    So we had 4 MJ guys, and quite a few Military, but the rest were either buggy or Yota guys.....no Jeeps!



    Oh yeah, Paul (rsq41) isn't that short!! He's standing in a hole in front of Andy's buggy!


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    Was a good day for trail work, had @ 60 workers show up!

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    Great job on the trail guys!!!
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