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    mriguy
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    Default Chitna Trail

    Just how bad is the atv trail past O' brian creek

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    Trail's not too bad. Me, a buddy, 2 nets and a cooler made it all the way back to Haley Creek on a Sportsman 600. I only made him get off once. The only thing I saw get stuck was a 6 wheeler

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    mriguy
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    Default Rhino back that far?

    I've heard that Rhinos and Razrs can make it if you're smart about it, is that true? I would like to bring the Rhino to try to get some reds, but it's not worth flippin the ol' lady over the cliff...She'd kill me for it!

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    Fish and game had a Arctic Cat side by side and even saw a guy with a ranger past the tunnel

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    Yes it's true that Trooper Simeons had an Arctic Cat side by side down to Haley Creek and I saw a Rhino there also. That said Saturday after it rained all day there were some spots that were pretty dangerous. One slide has a large flat rock that is quite a steep uphill angle and it is slick as snot with mud. I saw a fellow pulling 40 fish and his gear in a trailer over that slide and he got stuck with his front end two feet off the ground and it is a sheer slide over the edge if he had spun sideways in a jackknife with his trailer. Five guys helped push and pull him over the obstacle. I made several trips all the way to Haley Creek pulling a trailer but I had little weight in it. That said it truely is pretty dangerous but I'm sure a lot of people on here will disagree.

    I did witness a couple of guys get thrown out of a Carolina Skiff and floating downriver at a high rate. Another inboard jetboat rescued both of them. I saw some people dipping out of boats without life jackets. I don't think either of those fellows would have made it out of the river had they not had their life jackets on.

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    I agree that regardless Chitina is a dangerous dipnetting area...add a little to the mix, rain, mud. wind, etc. and it can get very harry. I dip net from the shore and watching some of these tiny boats go up/down the river with no life vests (what idoits) or suicidal-however you want to look at it

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