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morty
01-23-2005, 09:47 PM
Has any one been on this trail it's named hanging tree I belive, I's crazy tough I went with a group of 8 no one left without body damage! took us 8 hrs. to do!!!

Tiny
01-23-2005, 09:56 PM
Never been on it but would like to, I heard its awesome!

Skylinerider
01-23-2005, 10:06 PM
Where is this at in Ephraim? I am from there, and I am just wondering where it is. I have probably been on it, but I have never heard of this name.

muleskinner
01-24-2005, 04:48 AM
My favorite trail. We ran it 2 years ago and yes, I recieved some body damage....

Coreshot
01-24-2005, 04:58 AM
Has any one been on this trail it's named hanging tree I belive, I's crazy tough I went with a group of 8 no one left without body damage! took us 8 hrs. to do!!!

When did you run it? I had heard the land owners weren't allowing anyone to it for a while because of some yahoos that torn down a gate to get back out. Very fun trail.

Skylinerider
01-24-2005, 05:09 AM
When did you run it? I had heard the land owners weren't allowing anyone to it for a while because of some yahoos that torn down a gate to get back out. Very fun trail.

Ok, now I know the trail. It is on private land, and usually there is a gate with a no tresspassing sign. Make sure you have the owners permission. Last I heard it was off limits.

rockdog
01-24-2005, 07:58 AM
Is this the one that is west of town? Goes up through a little stream bed? We ran that one, it was'nt that bad though. :confused: And it only took about two to three hours. I know they closed it.

morty
01-24-2005, 08:32 PM
Is this the one that is west of town? Goes up through a little stream bed? We ran that one, it was'nt that bad though. :confused: And it only took about two to three hours. I know they closed it.

It sound's like the same trail, took so long because other people with junk that breaks. Not every body runs 38's so it was tough for me

Alabama
01-25-2005, 09:01 PM
I went with some friends last fall and ran this trail.
The start of the trail had no gate but where you
come out is on privite property and you come to a
locked gate when your just about to your truck.
2 jeeps had a little boby damage.

It took us 7 hours to get 8 jeeps up it
with no break downs...

Steve

fordy4
01-26-2005, 07:13 AM
I am from Ephraim also and don't believe I have driven this trail. I have heard of it, however and heard it is west of town also. Does anyone have gps on the trail head or directions? Does anyone know the name of the landowner?

cruiseroutfit
01-26-2005, 12:54 PM
...Does anyone have gps on the trail head or directions? Does anyone know the name of the landowner?

I too would like to know this information...

Geepfreak
01-28-2005, 07:57 AM
We ran the trail 1 1/2 years ago, the Guy we contacted and lead us on it, was named Chad Taylor, he drove that funky Jeep truck, that pivoted in the middle.

rockdog
01-28-2005, 01:08 PM
I don't know the gps #s. But you head out of town at a maverik I think and go straight west on that road. Go up a dirt road that runs through a bunch of farm fields. Till you hit the mouth of a small canyon. Went up seems like about a mile (not sure,seemed like fifty eating powder fine dust from those in front :D ). Then turned left into a little wash with a tiny trickle of water in it. I'd never have found it if others with us had'nt been there before. Came out to a gate that was padlocked.

Jinx
01-28-2005, 01:21 PM
Came out to a gate that was padlocked.

"When did you run it? I had heard the land owners weren't allowing anyone to it for a while because of some yahoos that torn down a gate to get back out. Very fun trail." -Coreshot

:confused:

mswasey
01-29-2005, 05:25 AM
This trail is most definitely CLOSED! It is indeed on private land and I know the owner who said to me "4-wheelers are not welcome any more".
There have been several instances with gates and locks as well as lots of trash on and around the area (I think mostly from the local kids partying). The final straw was a straight up lie to the owner by one of US who had just broken the lock on the gate. Just goes to show how each of us impact the sport we love with every action and choice we make.
If anyone has the GPS coordinates, please DO NOT post them. If this great trail ever has a chance to be available to us in the future, we need to stay out of there now.
By all means if a gate is across a road anywhere, just turn around!



"When did you run it? I had heard the land owners weren't allowing anyone to it for a while because of some yahoos that torn down a gate to get back out. Very fun trail." -Coreshot

:confused:

Coreshot
01-29-2005, 06:38 AM
This trail is most definitely CLOSED! It is indeed on private land and I know the owner who said to me "4-wheelers are not welcome any more".
There have been several instances with gates and locks as well as lots of trash on and around the area (I think mostly from the local kids partying). The final straw was a straight up lie to the owner by one of US who had just broken the lock on the gate. Just goes to show how each of us impact the sport we love with every action and choice we make.
If anyone has the GPS coordinates, please DO NOT post them. If this great trail ever has a chance to be available to us in the future, we need to stay out of there now.
By all means if a gate is across a road anywhere, just turn around!


Well said, Mike, this is really sad that such a great trail is no more. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to run it while it was OK. :(

rockdog
01-29-2005, 09:53 AM
"When did you run it? I had heard the land owners weren't allowing anyone to it for a while because of some yahoos that torn down a gate to get back out. Very fun trail." -Coreshot

:confused: It's been about a year and a half ago.
We ran it before it was closed. Guy we were with had the combo to the lock. We did'nt tear any gates down. Cut any locks. Or leave any trash. It's to bad that it's closed :( it was a fun trail.

rockdog
01-29-2005, 09:59 AM
This trail is most definitely CLOSED! It is indeed on private land and I know the owner who said to me "4-wheelers are not welcome any more".
There have been several instances with gates and locks as well as lots of trash on and around the area (I think mostly from the local kids partying). The final straw was a straight up lie to the owner by one of US who had just broken the lock on the gate. Just goes to show how each of us impact the sport we love with every action and choice we make.
If anyone has the GPS coordinates, please DO NOT post them. If this great trail ever has a chance to be available to us in the future, we need to stay out of there now.
By all means if a gate is across a road anywhere, just turn around!
There was'nt a locked gate going in. Not a gate of any kind. The gate was on the way out! This was a year and a half ago. So Chill dude.

TooeleBronco
01-29-2005, 02:02 PM
Can you just run the trail till you get to the gate and then turn around or does the real trail start after the gate?

Coreshot
01-29-2005, 02:07 PM
So Chill dude.

I don't think Mike was on your case about running the trail. I was asking the original poster when he had run it, because it sounded very recent that he had. Just curious. You ran it about the same time that I ran it, and we also had permission and a gate combo.

Mike lived in Spring City until very recently, so, he's probably more intune with the situation than any of us.

Coreshot
01-29-2005, 02:10 PM
Can you just run the trail till you get to the gate and then turn around or does the real trail start after the gate?

No, the gate is on the main road leading into the property. The trail goes up a stream bed, thus, no need for a gate. It's well known that it is private, even without a gate and should be respected.

harkinoff
01-29-2005, 04:19 PM
I know one thing, the guy is pretty bent about his stuff being vandaled, his tractor has had about 1000.00 dollars worth of damage as well. All this guy asks is to take care of his land and possessions, just like any of us. This guy is going to be pretty choosy from now on.

mswasey
01-29-2005, 10:27 PM
DUDE, there is actually a wire gate going in but it is usually open so you most likely didn't notice. Just getting to the trail you have to cross 2 different land owners property. I was not making any accusations or pointing any fingers, merely stating the obvious, that we have all got to be very conscious about our decisions because the land closure eye (whether public or private) is always on us.


There was'nt a locked gate going in. Not a gate of any kind. The gate was on the way out! This was a year and a half ago. So Chill dude.

rockreligious
06-30-2005, 03:48 PM
DUDE, there is actually a wire gate going in but it is usually open so you most likely didn't notice. Just getting to the trail you have to cross 2 different land owners property. I was not making any accusations or pointing any fingers, merely stating the obvious, that we have all got to be very conscious about our decisions because the land closure eye (whether public or private) is always on us.


well said mike. theres actually three land owners. And a new gate going in at the bottom.

Got your PM, and replied. sent you message about mini-moab trip on the 9th Chad, my dad and most the rest of the crew will be there.

DevinB
07-01-2005, 08:11 AM
Are there any other good trails down in that area? Some friends and I are going down there for the demolition derby in Fairview around the 24th, maybe we'll have to take the jeeps on Friday to camp and do some wheeling!
Devin

Jones
07-01-2005, 04:42 PM
We ran the trail 1 1/2 years ago, the Guy we contacted and lead us on it, was named Chad Taylor, he drove that funky Jeep truck, that pivoted in the middle.
That's Weeniecj's father in law :D . He got rid of the "Twisty" because it made crawling too easy. He's helping Chad (weeniecj) and I on our rigs.

rockreligious
07-01-2005, 07:04 PM
That's Weeniecj's father in law :D . He got rid of the "Twisty" because it made crawling too easy. He's helping Chad (weeniecj) and I on our rigs.


I think Im starting to figure out who some of these usernames are. Jones you must be brothers with weeniecj(lil Chad) Im the clown that borrowed you guys my car trailer to get your willies wagon. hows your projects coming? havent been over to chads for a while.

rockreligious
07-01-2005, 07:07 PM
Are there any other good trails down in that area? Some friends and I are going down there for the demolition derby in Fairview around the 24th, maybe we'll have to take the jeeps on Friday to camp and do some wheeling!
Devin



Not realy, weve been looking for something new but Its hard to find good trails and then get permission to invade someone property in order to do so.

lots of trail systems and scenic paths across the skyline, nothing hardcore or like the hang'n tree. (so far).

weeniecj
07-05-2005, 03:05 PM
Is that you Millet?

I heard you weren't making the trip up to Mini-Moab this weekend because your Jeep still won't start?

weeniecj
07-05-2005, 03:18 PM
Oh and about the trail... Closed. The guy was really unhappy about damage to his personal property. Sux for me cuz I never got my jeep done to the point I could run it before the trail wasn't closed.

Jones
07-05-2005, 05:36 PM
I think Im starting to figure out who some of these usernames are. Jones you must be brothers with weeniecj(lil Chad) Im the clown that borrowed you guys my car trailer to get your willies wagon. hows your projects coming? havent been over to chads for a while.

I wondered if that was you Millett :D . Things are going well with the Willy's so far. We took off the body (it wasn't attached, but Chad's A-Frame was too short til we deflated the tires). Then we fired up the motor, took off the back half of the 203 in preps for the 205 doubler. We also chopped the frame right behind the rear spring perches, and ripped the tank to gain some departure clearance. Right now I'm waiting on money more than anything else. I need to scrape together the fundage to send off the output shaft to Moser to get cut and resplined for the adapter. We got a lot of the rough fab done on the adapter (NP-203 to NP-205), but we still need to weld the pieces together, then send it off for final machining. Unfortunately my weekends have been shot lately so I haven't had a chance to finish up on odds and ends. Bday's coming up soon so that should allow me to get some of the purchasing done.

Jones
07-05-2005, 05:42 PM
I set EJS next year as a target for a trail-worthy Jeep. Hopefully that's realistic relative to my available spendin' cash. It won't be pretty, but it'll work like Chad's :D .


Sorry all for the hijack.