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01-15-2012, 08:54 AM
Hey everyone! I have been riding for about 7 years now and I come on here in my free time and check to see what's going on in the snowmobile world. And finally decided to make an account and pump some info from you all. I normally keep to the east side of the UP when I go up and love the trails and love to ride, but I would like to find a little more snow and hit the untouched 2 tracks and plow down some powder. I have the trails all down pat and love to ride them like I say but I want to venture out a little more. From my understanding the 2 tracks are just the seasonal roads that the plow trucks don't plow correct? I plan to go UP next weekend and thought about hitting UP some of them roads and just wanted to see if anyone had any helpful hints to keep me legal and on the right track. I do have a gps with all the trails on it that I would take with me to make sure I don't get lost but just wanted to see if anyone had some helpful tips. Thsnks!
01-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Welcome to the forum fellow Ohioan! Which part of Ohio are you from?
A gps is necessary for exploring forest roads IMO. Make sure that you don't go on private land. Usually if we're exploring we'll see signs that say something like; national forest property ends here. At that point we turn around. Get some quad maps from the forest service on the areas that you'd like to explore. That can be helpful.
Some two tracks are wider than others too. Same goes for forest roads, which are most of the two tracks that we come across are anyway. Regardless, I've been down many that look like no one has been down in 20 years. Sometimes a huge log will force you to turn around too. Sometimes it looks like the trail ends but there is just an overgrown tree in the way and you have to plow right through a big branch. My lady loves it when we do that :)
01-15-2012, 10:13 AM
I've found that the National Forest maps are very handy. They are available at any of the National Forest Ranger stations. I ride the Ottawa National Forest a lot and got maps in both the Watersmeet office and the office in Kenton. If you're riding further east, I would get the Hiawatha National Forest Map. You can also buy them online:
01-15-2012, 11:08 AM
What they said. If you can not see down the track watch you speed as said a log tree or gate can jump out at any time!
Two tracks are a lot of fun.
01-15-2012, 11:15 AM
I'm from north west Ohio polarice and thanks for some tips! I'll have to get some maps and just do some exploring I guess! :) that will bring me back to my memories of trying to figure out the trails when i first went up! :) should make for some fun and memories for the books! Lol
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