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Once again had the privilege of hitting the trails again today, finding that if I just don't force myself (when I think I don't have enough time) to do it we won't go. Actually didn't head out until about 1:30 this afternoon, fortunately we were only about 25 min from the trail head.......correction about 25 miles but the stinking road going in was so rough it took us about 25 min to go a little over 4 miles. It is a forest service access road through private property so there isn't anywhere to park off of the county road and....the road is just, well....crap. But we made it out, got to the public land area parked, unloaded and was on the trail by about 2:15. What a great area, it will be one we hit as soon as the trails open next spring, it was beautiful as it is but very dry and hazy with all the forest fire smoke. The trail itself was a great loop with inter connecting trails to take you to different creek drainages. The loop we took today was probably 25 miles or so and took us to the top of, through the middle of, and down to the bottom of several different mountain ridges. It was great how it would open up then back into thick timber descending down or climbing back out to another ridge. The last pic you can see a trail going down through the timber. Seems like every time I think I found a favorite area to go, I find another one, this will be a great one to share with friends when they come to visit. So with that said I'll share a few pics.
 

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Will force a couple few more on you guys, Last one on the way out to the main road. I do have a question for anyone that would care to answer. We were about a mile or so from being done and my one machine started cutting out, still had over 3/4 tank of premium that has been treated for ethanol poisoning, we only have one source that sells ethanol free gas and half the time they are closed because of weird hours. I know it's not altitude issues because we were about 2000 feet lower than our highest point, it was almost like a fuel filter is plugged or something, made it to the truck loaded the machines, got home cleaned them up and took it for a ride around the block a couple of times and it ran like a top? Anyone have any ideas? Where is the fuel filter located on the 2013 Rancher anyway?
 

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You guys got smooth easy ridin' out there on the trails. They're like highways compared to the rugged stuff we have around here. Are they maintained or groomed by the state or feds?
 

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No grooming, actually some pretty rocky rough areas that have no way of being maintained unless they hauled or coptered it in, they only maintain if there is a major wash out most of the areas that are bad are due to someone riding around barriers and riding before the trails are good and dry, then some good samaritan rider will spend time fixing as best as they can with logs and rocks. Forest service doesn't do much unless they have to, they have thousands of miles of trails to try to attend to so kind of tough for them. But.....all in all we do have great trails, but like I said some are pretty rocky and rough, that's why I'm looking for an IRS/PS machine.
 

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Great pics of your beautiful State .....
Our Province is burning up at the moment .....
 

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You may just need a new spark plug in your Rancher. If your machine is fuel injected the fuel filter is with the pump in the tank. The FSM shows how to replace that... its not difficult at all.

We have those same kinds of issues with trails and roads getting bad spots in them too. But, since all humans are inherently good when left alone to manage their own affairs, the able-bodied among us tend to our own local trouble areas as we find them developing. Folks around here are pretty understanding and aware of the occasional want or need to be out there when conditions are less than ideal. Which is really cool... so when someone gets stuck and tears something up, whoever gets the knock on their door for help goes to pull them out and quietly fix the damage. All my neighbors for miles around are like that. We don't have any real problems. Just others thinking we should. LOL Nature is self-healing.
 

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Great images! Y'all have some beautiful country!
 

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Macarena,
Seems like we have fires everywhere hope your crews get yours under control, and thanks we had a great time
 

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great pic's as always

don't forget that your trails also get protected by them being closed in the mud season more or less
trails in my area, are bad almost every where, the nice sections are the rare, and not the norm here LOl
 

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don't forget that your trails also get protected by them being closed in the mud season more or less
Oh I don't forget that at all, as much of a bummer as it is that our riding season is so short I do understand the reasoning and appreciate our trails.
 
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