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Niagara Rim Oct. 2008

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Niagara Rim Trail, Oct. 2008


 To get to the Niagara Rim OHV campground area from east 108 you're going to want to turn off at the Eagle Meadow exit on the south side of the highway. This is approximately 13 miles past Strawberry, just past mile marker 44, and in the Mud, Sweat and Gears adopt-a-highway section. After you turn off highway 108 there is an intersection about 1/4 mile up, this is 5N01. Turn right onto 5N01 and follow that for a couple of miles, it will lead you to a short bridge. Immediately after the bridge make a left into the Niagara OHV campground area.


 Keep in mind that the roads and the trail is subjected to seasonal and/or conditional closures. Also you're going to need a fire permit if you expect to have a campfire or use a propane stove.

 Niagara campsite


 The OHV campground consists of 10 campsites and does have restroom facilities, plenty of flat space to pitch tents, picnic tables and fire pit. One side has quite a bit of tree cover while the other does not, if it's going to be cold you may want to keep on the side with less tree cover so the sun can use whatever sunlight is available to stay warm.


 This trail is essentially a forest road with some OHV areas that you can go play on. If you have a stock Jeep you should do fine so long as you take it easy.

 Continue to follow 5N01 up and that will lead you into the trail, we started at No Way Out Hill. This is probably the most difficult portion of the entire trail so make sure you make it up. 



 No Way Out Hill
 Niagara fire


 Once you make it up No Way Out Hill you are rewarded with a beautiful view. Unfortunately ours was marred by a forest fire. We were able to get it reported and found that the forest service already knew about one fire in the area. Probably took on some new life so they were going to have another look into it. 


 All things that go up must come down! After you check out the wonderful view, crazy rock formations, and maybe have a sandwich, it's time to head on down Hard Brake Hill. This is a pretty steep decline, there is one place where you have to be a little careful coming down between a couple of rocks, it's pretty easy to get through and after that it's all about low gearing and/or standing on your brakes.

Niagara Hard Brake Hill
 Jeff at Lions Butt


 Lots of fun to play around at Lions Butt, there are some nice areas to flex out your suspension and take some pictures. There are some pretty nice sized crevices so make sure you don't accidentally drive into one. 


 There is a lot more to the trail, including a rock pile, a vista point, sidewall suicide, etc. Even though the main roads are pretty easy there is plenty of opportunity go find some challenging stuff and have a ball. 


 It should also be noted that there is a horse ranch in the area and it's fairly popular with hunters. 

Niagara Group Picture
 4x4 In Motion


 Also should be noted that this trail has been adopted by 4x4 In Motion.



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Last Updated ( Monday, 27 October 2008 17:35 )

The Rubicon Trail - It's In Your Hands

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Rubicon Trail - It's In Your Hands   The purpose of this video is to educate the public on proper use and appropriate behavior while visiting the Rubicon Trail, the crown jewel of the OHV trails, to protect this trail for future generations.   The following is the complete video, approximately 15 minutes in length.  Don't have 15 minutes, make sure you watch the videos on Safety, Spills, Sediment and Sanitation.  Let's protect the Rubicon Trail!
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 April 2011 14:32 )

Wils 06 Unlimited

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Wil's 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ)

Wil's LJ 1

Engine: Straight 6
Suspension: Clayton 5.5" Hard Arm
Axles: Dana 30 front, Dana 44 rear
Tires: 35x12.5x15 BFG KM Mud Terrains
Wheels: Champion Beadlocks
Other Misc: Ricochet Rockers, LoD Xtreme Rear, Rock Hammer PO front, Clayton belly and engine skids

Wil's LJ 2

Wil's LJ 3

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 October 2008 13:48 )

Larrys jk

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Engine: 3.8 v6
Suspension: Pro Comp 6" long arm
Axles: JK Rubicon Dana 44's with chrome moly axles shafts
Gears: 5:13 gears
Tires: bfg km2
Wheels: walker evans beadlocks
Other Misc: Rock hard bumpers, Fox Racing shocks, Smittybuilt 10,000 lb winch, Warn sliders, Power Tank

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 May 2009 21:14 )

Marks 91 XJ

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 Marks 91 XJ

Marks XJ 1

'91 Jeep Cherokee Blue
Engine: 4.0l Auto
Suspension: R.E. 5.5" long arm
Front Axle: HP Dana 30 with 4.11's, ARB, Axle USA chromoly shafts
Rear Axle: HP Dana 44 with 4.11's, ARB, Axle USA chromoly shafts
Tires: 35x12.50xR15 Goodyear MTR's
Misc: Custom built bumpers and rock sliders

Marks XJ 2

Marks XJ 3




Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 October 2008 02:14 )
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