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lonleycreeper 02-25-2016 07:12 PM

2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
By suggestion of Tat76, I am starting this thread to document and let everyone know when we plan on crawling...

My first trip for the year was yesterday...

Edit, insert ratings... Kelly Island off spurgin road...6/10 My go to spot during the winter, a great spot in the winter when the trails are iced over. You can take 2hours to hit most of the hill climbs and run the creek bed around. There is usually mud, sand an dirt to find, and one technical hill. The hill climbs are a lot more challenging when there is snow on the ground.



My my Wife, (pink&white Twin Hammers) her brother (Orange Hilux) and Comet71 (Red K5) joined me on Kelly Island.
Anyway pictures...


Don't know why this one is sideways???
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Yeah we found mud...

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Slinging mud....


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lonleycreeper 02-28-2016 05:55 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Went out with Slow-go (Black Dodge)today climbed up the north side trail to the M...

Edit,... Insert ratings... 7/10 its a little tough for a scale crawler, though it has some great overlooks. You can easily spend 3+ hours doing a full loop, going up the left and coming down the switch backs.

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TAT76 02-28-2016 06:56 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
That's awesome, glad to see slow-growing back out. I'm pumped to try this trail..


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lonleycreeper 02-28-2016 07:03 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
It is a awesome trail, a bit to technical for my 650, belly clearance issues, lol. But the winch and buddy helped me out. There are a few spots only a super class comp crawler could make. But a lot of fun and quite a few comments from other hikers on the trail.

cyberhog05 02-28-2016 08:20 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
I'm surprised you didn't get crap from hikers. I was pushing my mtn bike down the m trail and I thought I was going to be assaulted. People seemed rather upset We rode to the top of the mtn via deer Creek and we were not going back lol.

lonleycreeper 02-28-2016 09:10 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Most of the hikers said the trucks were awesome, and a few stood to watch us hit obstacles, split about 50/50 for those who said something and those who just walked by.

TAT76 02-29-2016 06:19 AM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
I'm actually shocked you see people on the left trail. When hiking it at most would see one other person so I didn't even bother putting leashes on my dogs but I'm betting this time of year it's pretty busy.

TAT76 02-29-2016 02:54 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Deep Creek Hill
Loose rocky dirt hill makes for a challenging climb and if you screw up you could find out how many rolls it takes to get to the bottom. :ror:
This area has everything from river rock, sand, water crossings and dirt trails. From easy to technical can be found with areas for gatherings.

TAT76 Rating: 7/10
Comet71 Rating: 6/10
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Deep Creek hill would be a lot of fun with some fast trucks.. :mrgreen:

lonleycreeper 02-29-2016 03:49 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Looks like I need to bring my brushless Twin Hammers for that portion, I need to redo the axles for my trailer...

TAT76 02-29-2016 03:54 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lonleycreeper (Post 5456316)
Looks like I need to bring my brushless Twin Hammers for that portion, I need to redo the axles for my trailer...

Yeah I agree. I want to run my wraith up it, hell a few of my basher rigs would be fun on it..

lonleycreeper 02-29-2016 07:38 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Is this up the west side of Missoula, by the shooting range? Could You throw a Google maps spot up maybe?

Comet71 02-29-2016 07:44 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
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Originally Posted by lonleycreeper (Post 5456470)
Is this up the west side of Missoula, by the shooting range? Could You throw a Google maps spot up maybe?

Yes, go toward frenchtown on mullan, then that road to the gun range follow that until you hit dirt, keep going until you come to a bridge, don't go over the bridge, go to the river, little rough, but not to bad. Hill climb is on the right!

TAT76 02-29-2016 07:58 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Mullan rd, turn left on Kona. Stay on road till you get to bridge. This area is know as old Harper's bridge. There's hill climbs on both sides... http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02...d8ff84492f.jpg

Hope this helps..

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lonleycreeper 02-29-2016 08:16 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Yeah helps a lot. That's where I thought, the gun range is just a bit further up Deep creek road.

cyberhog05 02-29-2016 08:40 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Harpers bridge is a fun area. I never thought about taking my crawler there lol. Use to ride up there and get in trouble in our jeeps

TAT76 03-01-2016 05:59 AM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
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Originally Posted by cyberhog05 (Post 5456520)
Harpers bridge is a fun area. I never thought about taking my crawler there lol. Use to ride up there and get in trouble in our jeeps

Rode dirtbikes and quads in that area from the early 90 to 05 when they shut it down to riders. All the old trails are still there u just need to walk past the calihumps they dug in to stop motored vehicals. Hundreds of miles of rock, dirt, cliffs and hillclimbs if u just know where they are.
Bridge is cool but majority is river rock and punks so I like to go back further away from population.. :flipoff:

Comet71 03-02-2016 06:13 AM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
Area scouting with Tat today! Hope we find some good areas!

Comet71 03-09-2016 04:15 PM

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http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...435c1fb954.jpgAscender dreams of ascending!


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MTSCX10 03-18-2016 04:31 PM

Re: 2016 Missoula Area Crawling
 
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Originally Posted by lonleycreeper (Post 5455746)

Thats my trail that i been workn on. Love it

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Comet71 03-20-2016 04:16 PM

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Little crawl today!


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