Morrison Jeep Trail, WY

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gasgas
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Weekend before last Linda and I ran The Morrison jeep trail in WY. It's 19 miles of great wheelin'. Thanks to the Magic City 4 Wheelers for clearing the trail the weekend before. They sawed many down trees, some quite large.

Saturday we ran from hwy 212 down to the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone. Sunday we came back up. Several of the switch backs are so short Stumpy had to drive out on the point and backup (backdown?)to the next one. We made most of them coming up and probably could have done them all if not running alone and not wanting to get stuck without help. All require backing at least once, several take 4-6 backups.

RCURRIER
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Re: Morrison Jeep Trail, WY

gasgas wrote:
All require backing at least once, several take 4-6 backups.

So do you think a rig like mine could make it up/down the cliff area? Or is it too tight?

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chevyman_400
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RE: Re: Morrison Jeep Trail, WY

yes you would make it fine

stand on it it will either go or blow!!!

gasgas
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RE: Re: Morrison Jeep Trail, WY

Yeah, Rob Your rig would be fine. Stumpy has a 106" wheel base. With your big tires you could cut across the switch back more than I could. The Forest Circus has filled ALL the insides of the turns with boulders the size of a medium TV that you have to get around somehow or over. I had to work around them. If they would have left 2' more room I could have made them with only 2 backups on the tightest ones.

Larry

I don't know how in hell the FS expects you get around a turn when your front end has to lick your back end to make it. We met and watched probably 30 ATVs going around some of the switch backs. Several of them had to backup once or twice to make them.

Pardon me, but the FS are idiots when it comes to trail design. We've had the same problem for years with them on motorcycle trails. They are so damn afraid that 5 or 10' of trail that is a little steep (ie. the center of a switchback) is going to erode the WHOLE hillside.