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    Smile sunday ride

    Anybody got any ideas?? Or is anyone going and looking for someone to ride with??? The wife and i ride double on a cat so far done pretty good avoiding cliffs but otherwise mild water and good mud dont care.
    so what are you ideas???
    The Happy Alaskan

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    No one riding tomorrow with any ideas or looking for company on a day ride.

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    I wish I could go riding. The chevy dealership forogot to add the proper amount of lubrication to my rear axle and it grenaded on the highway. So, that means, I am stuck at home prepping the deck for staining tomorrow. But, they did give me a rental car that would probably make it to Jim Creek for some silver fishing.

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    Where are you thinking about? I would love to ride but my wife is stoved up with a bad back so I wasnt planning on it but......

    Joel

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    Water gremlin to bad lube is important but will your out there fishing i had recently heard that you cab cross jim creek now with 4 wheelers do you know if it is true??

    and joel today is the wifes bday and she decided she didnt want to ride anyway this weekend but thanks for getting back to me maybe another time

    it would be cool to get some people on here to ride with as the people that said they would ride before i got the new machine are always doing other stuff

    next weekend i promised the mrs a camping trip in behing eureka some where as she has never had tent experience i know 25 yrs and i didnt know it as i dont tent much myself

    but maybe the next weekend someone would like to ride i think it is eske falls around sutton never been there and sounds pretty so the mrs would enjoy it
    thanks guys and let me know
    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyalaskan View Post
    checked back

    i had recently heard that you cab cross jim creek now with 4 wheelers do you know if it is true??

    Larry
    I've never seen a day when you COULDN'T cross JC on a atv So whoever told you that it's possible now doesn't know much about JC.
    I guess the hardest crossings would be spring or early winter when the ice won't support the weight of the atv, but if you're traveling with a partner and both have winches then it's pretty easy to get across even if you bust through a few times and have to be winched up out of the hole in the ice.
    I live on the river and it takes 15 mintues for me to make it to JC. I've made thousands of crossings, most of my trips are just to JC to play in the river, crossing and recrossing and going up and down the river with my snorkled atv. It's a lot of fun watching people drown their rigs by hitting the wrong holes If you want to avoid the holes just sit there and watch other people cross, there is almost always a zig zag route where the water isn't over the wheels

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    Sorry i was not clear with what i was asking or saying about JC i was told that do to salmon you arent suposed to cross it and troopers are writing tickets for it ?? and one of these days would like to get out there with someone that knows the area because along time ago i remember alot more areas to ride int he flat land that wasnt just a trip to the glacier but just dont remember where it was

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    There's an active permit that allows motorized vehicles to cross Jim Creek and Bodenburg. The salmon do not hold up in the flats for very long, they make a b line straight for deeper water up in the woods. Also they do not spawn on the flats either. On top of that any damage done by an atv is irrelevant on the flats, the next day it will get filled with sand anyways. I've seen troopers cross the creek to go check bait stations up by the glacier. It's been more than once I have seen them escort someone back from the glacier with a trailer full of baiting supplies.

    Ever since I mentioned the unfortunate incident with my truck people have been beating down my door asking to go fishing.

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    The troppers would have to ticket themselves first, I've seen them crossing JC all week. Troppers may strike fear into the average offender on the highways but they sure look out of their element at JC. Little 400 cc machines and when they cross JC they hop up on the seat to keep from getting their feet wet. Funny I'm surprised anybody pulls over for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Ever since I mentioned the unfortunate incident with my truck people have been beating down my door asking to go fishing.
    I was one, but it has turned out to be real rain, not showers as forecast. Instead I have been stuck at home working on the "honey do" list. I guess it had to happen sooner or later.

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    For the most part the troopers are decent folks. they do have a few knuckleheads though. I asked one if he knew how to read (he didnt like that...hmmm)

    We were at primrose campground on the kenai with our raft. at the boat launch there is a big sign and on it says no airboats, so what does the super trooper launch? an airboat.

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    Default Just like DWS

    I drive my wife's $9000 honda civic across JC any time of the year. As long as the troopers don't think I'm going to burn it. LOL
    PM me and I can give you GPS for some of the better trails before the glacier.
    Or talk to DWS, he just did all the good ones at Petersville too.
    The OLD MAN

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    Oldman eh, ya wanna wrestle in the mud on the trail too?
    Took me a few years but there isn't a trail up the Knik River valley I haven't been on. Made a couple new ones too
    If you want some fun try this one in the summer. Go up to Friday Creek and cross it, then cruise down the airstrip and take a left when you come to the Old guys property ( don't go thru the gate and on his property) follow this trail, it eventually goes to Jim Lake across the swamps. The trail is mostly water with some holes 5 feet deep and mud up the wazoo. Once you pass the beaver dam and the hill then the real nasty swamp starts. Me and my brother were in there saturday nite, it's as nasty and impassable for wheeled rigs as it gets. Classic winter trail. Friday Creek is haulin butt also from glacier melt. Looks real bad but we made it across, no tracks on the other side. I sure luv alaskas nasty looking creeks and rivers that keep 99% of atvers from trying to cross

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