Wheeling the Envoy

cody_s

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Dec 6, 2011
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Atlanta, GA
Posted this over at ORTB, but figured I could do a bit of pic whoring over here too :tongue:

Took a little afternoon up to Dawson Forest in North Georgia to hit a trail I found a while back. This time, I made sure I brought my camera along to grab a few shots.

Wasn't as muddy as it had been in the past, but still quite a bit, like this one little mud hole here:

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The next part was rather smooth, just some little trail roads winding through the woods:

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Then the trail got a little more fun, with some steeper climbs and loose rocks:

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I know, I know, I need to get my hands on a radiator skid ASAP lol.


Making sure I rep ORTB of course :wink:

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Pretty steep and very rutted climb:

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As we all know, pictures don't do it justice, but quite a steep climb:

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And a couple shots as I was leaving the trail :smile:

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Picked up quite a bit of mud lol
 

Denali n DOO

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May 22, 2012
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Nice pics! That looks like a lot of fun too! :thumbsup:
 

cody_s

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Dec 6, 2011
625
Atlanta, GA
Some more offroad adventuring:

Took a little day ride up in the Chattahoochee National Forest in North Georgia. Absolutely beautiful area. This is one of the roads cutting through between the two main highways, which an awesome view:

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Back on Highway 52

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The Church that sits right at the entrance to the forest:

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The path on the left is the entrance to the forest:

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The main access road for this section of the forest was very smooth, even saw a couple of luxury cars coming to and from the mountain houses in the area.

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The beginning of the first side trail I took:

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Had a few areas there the trail was quite rutted out, got to put the suspension to work a bit

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Love how green the forest was:

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Some of the trails collect a good bit of mud. Was dryer than usual this time since it hasn't rained in a while, but there was still a bit of mud:

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More greenery with a decent steep climb

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More deep ruts coming down the trail. The suspension lift definitely helped give room to work with.

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A fun little path driving through some rather tall plants and such:

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Another rather steep climb (even though pictures don't do it justice) that was a bit muddy:

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Another spot that looked like dry mud until the wheel started to sink into it:

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cody_s

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Dec 6, 2011
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Atlanta, GA
Trail started to get a bit narrower:

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Creek crossing by some of the campsites:

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Came across a logging operation (not active since I was there on a Saturday):

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Trail narrowed out yet again:

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One of the most fun parts of the ride. This picture does absolutely no justice to it, but this is possibly the steepest climb and decent I've ever put the Envoy on. The fact that it was extremely muddy made it all the more difficult, but the Envoy climbed it and went back down with no issue. Would have hopped out to take a picture, but because of the degree of the slope and the mud, the truck would have slid if I got out.

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Went a little farther up the trail and came across the US Army Ranger's Camp Merril. The road runs right along side their obstacle course.

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At this point I turned back around to go back out the way I came in. I'll have to take another run and keep going up further, as the forest is huge, and there's quite a bit of cool stuff further up. Noticed this when I turned around and started going back towards the campsites/logging operation:

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Apparently they put this sign up for the logging operation, but only on one side, there's no sign from the side I came in at.

And back at the beginning of the trail:

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Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
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that is just awesome scenery... :thumbsup:

oh yea, pix are pretty cool to :rotfl:
 

Porkins

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Dec 5, 2011
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Looks great Cody! You guys up on the northside have better trails.
 

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