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Evan
06-29-2008, 07:03 AM
Just wanted to see if anyone was interested in doing some wheelin one of these weekends. I was planning on heading up to McCaslin Mountain near Lakewood, WI. I was up there earlier this year to scout everything out, and it was awesome. Tons of trails with everything....rocks, hills, bogs, sand, gravel, washouts. There is also another area up there called Pipeline that we could check out. I have all the waypoints in my GPS.

I don't know of anybody who offroads much here in central WI, so it would be cool to get a group together. If you live in the area here let me know.

Redjosh
06-29-2008, 03:47 PM
what are the rules at McCaslin mountian

Evan
06-29-2008, 04:15 PM
what are the rules at McCaslin mountian


Below are the official rules, however when I went there they didn't check anything on my truck. The only thing they said was no alcohol on the trail and I should head back out by 10 pm. Very laid back place and GREAT wheelin...

Steering & Linkage
Steering box and linkage can not be loose when turning steering wheel.


Brakes & Lines
Must have front & rear brakes. Lines must be secured to the axle and/or frame. Peddle cannot be spongy or sink to floor, brakes must have pressure.


Roll Bar/Non-Removable Hard Top
Vehicle with full removable top must have roll bar securely mounted. Vehicles with altered body/chassis/drive train combinations are required to follow roll bar rules as stated for removalbe hard top. (Examples of altered body/chassis/drive train combinations are S10 Pickup on full size chassis, old style Bronco on full size Bronco frame, etc.) Basically, any vehicle body that was not factory built to handle a roll-over with the additional modified weight will require additional roll bar protection for it's occupants.


Exhaust System
Must have mufflers attached to engine, no open headers or staight pipes. ONly stock mufflers, no glass packs.


Tire Size/Lug Nuts
Maximum tire size is 40 inches. Must have ALL lug nuts.


Seats
Must be securely mounted to body.


Seat Belts
Must be properly anchored. Must be worn by all passengers. Child seats/protection required as mandated by state law.


Suspension System & U-Bolts
No threaded rod for U-Bolts. No suspension damage. No lift blocks between front axle houseing and front spring.


Battery Mount
Must be O.E.M. style or equivalent. No wire,rubber or nylon straps allowed. Battery must not move.


Additional Safety Features
Floorboards must be able to protect passengers from bodily injury. No visible fluid leaks on vehicle. No antennas ove 48 inches.

JohnnyU
06-29-2008, 11:00 PM
Steering & Linkage
Steering box and linkage can not be loose when turning steering wheel.


So does this exclude full-hydro steering?

Evan
06-30-2008, 12:37 PM
So does this exclude full-hydro steering?


I have no idea, but I would be very surprised if they didn't allow full hydro. It seems to me like the rules are there to cover themselves in case of an accident. They don't seem to be enforced.

When I went there, they didn't even look at my truck. I also came up on some rigs running around with just straight pipes.

Evan
07-02-2008, 12:06 PM
Is there ANYONE in north/central WI that goes offroading?? It can't be just me.

Mac
07-02-2008, 02:25 PM
Evan,
There was someone in the Point area asking where to go awhile back, think he had gone to school up in Houghton. Sounds like fun but my 4x4 is my DD for the Winter.
Know of any good suspension shop there that would do the drop/flip on a 4x2? The one in Wausau I used before, said no this time.
Dave - Almost in Amherst

Evan
07-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Evan,
There was someone in the Point area asking where to go awhile back, think he had gone to school up in Houghton. Sounds like fun but my 4x4 is my DD for the Winter.
Know of any good suspension shop there that would do the drop/flip on a 4x2? The one in Wausau I used before, said no this time.
Dave - Almost in Amherst


Dave, since I do all my own work I'm not very knowledgeable on shops around here. Too bad you don't have an offroading rig. It would be real nice to find a few guys (or girls) around here that enjoy the sport. And there's some GREAT wheelin only about 2 hrs. from here.

With the high gas prices it's a good time to buy and build a rig. I've seen well-running Gen 1 Explorers selling for $600 around here.

Slingblade
07-24-2008, 09:05 PM
Is there ANYONE in north/central WI that goes offroading?? It can't be just me.


i do but i'm not exactly central. Isn't there supposed to be a park opening up north of wasau.


Ive been to mccaslin many times, its great. i should talk you into meeting up there somtime. members of my club are planing a trip there oct. 10-11th we wheel all day and then eat and whoever wants to wheel more (me) go for a night run. as long as your out by 9 or 10pm and then sunday wheeling for the willing. I got a broken u-joint waiting to be fixed atm. and ive been busy.


chris

74duster318
08-03-2008, 08:47 PM
I'd go if i weren't stuck down here in Ohio. I'll be moving back to Mosinee at the end of the year though. If you're still looking for a wheeling partner next year, i'm in.

My mufflers ain't stock though...:flipoff:

Edit: Have you tried point rootbeer?
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Evan
08-04-2008, 07:09 PM
I'd go if i weren't stuck down here in Ohio. I'll be moving back to Mosinee at the end of the year though. If you're still looking for a wheeling partner next year, i'm in.

My mufflers ain't stock though...:flipoff:

Edit: Have you tried point rootbeer?


Hell yeah man. It will be good to have someone around here to wheel with.

As far as exhaust, I wouldn't worry about it. They didn't even look at my truck. And there was a guy in a FS Bronco running around with open headers. I think all those rules are just to cover their ass.

Yes, I've tried Point Root Beer. It's pretty damn good. But I have not tried Point Beer yet.

northerncountry
08-05-2008, 08:53 AM
hey I am from up by rice lake I am thinking about comming home in september I have a big 68 f100 I would like to run on the trails she needs a tune up but other than that should be good to go

Evan
08-11-2008, 04:44 PM
I am headed up to McCaslin this weekend with a buddy. He's got a 1991 Cherokee with a 4" SkyJacker and 31" BFGs. We plan to get there at 10:00am on Saturday, 8/16 and leave around 6pm. If there is some interest and some other people show up as well, I'd be down for staying the night, hitting some bars, and doing a little wheelin on Sunday.

derek54401
08-20-2008, 07:38 AM
anything down by madison? used to live in wausau, and got up north quite a bit, but now it's a long way from madison.

Evan
08-23-2008, 04:49 PM
anything down by madison? used to live in wausau, and got up north quite a bit, but now it's a long way from madison.


I have done quite a bit of searching and have not found anything in southern WI. You're probably looking at a 4 hour drive for any good wheelin.

Here's the pics of the recent McCaslin run:


http://www.therangerstation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23927

Slingblade
08-25-2008, 05:44 PM
anything down by madison? used to live in wausau, and got up north quite a bit, but now it's a long way from madison.

I just moved from Fitchburg. If your looking for some wheeling nearby you should get ahold of people from my club. It is a mainly Jeep club with mostly xj's. Good group of guys. The president Ron is ready to go wheeling almost any weekend. We got a new member a couple months ago and they have been some property his family owns near fitchburg. And we have meetings once a month somewhere in the madison area. Places the group wheels, Badlands, Cliffs insane terain, Dresser (its by invite only, but if your a member of MCJAG your invited as a member of WOHVA .) Applevally Farms (near chiteck, wi, which i think is WOHVA members ride), Jackson and Clarke county forest roads, Mcaslin Mt. along with the pipline. Go to www.mcjag.org/cs. tell ron i sent you and that i haven't fell off the face of the earth.


Chris

Notmybfstruck
10-21-2008, 07:15 PM
Just wanted to see if anyone was interested in doing some wheelin one of these weekends. I was planning on heading up to McCaslin Mountain near Lakewood, WI. I was up there earlier this year to scout everything out, and it was awesome. Tons of trails with everything....rocks, hills, bogs, sand, gravel, washouts. There is also another area up there called Pipeline that we could check out. I have all the waypoints in my GPS.

I don't know of anybody who offroads much here in central WI, so it would be cool to get a group together. If you live in the area here let me know.

Hi evan,

I'm from green bay.
I've been to the pipeline every memorial and labor day weekend since 2005. When you get rain the place is great! there is also a big rock hill. my BF broke a tierod there our first weekend together. Last couple of trips it's been kinda dry, but people still come out to play

:3gears:

Evan
10-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Another place in WI aside from McCaslin and Pipeline is Northwoods Overland. Their website is: http://www.northwoodsoverland.com/

It's a new place but it looks pretty sweet and they're frequently making new trails and improvements. The place is about an hour northwest of Wausau.

2.8broncoII
03-09-2009, 09:52 PM
i went to McCaslin lasy 4th of july weekend and this year we are going to do both pipe line and McCaslin. i understand pipeline is free to camp and wheel. let me know if you guys want to meet up there this 4th of july

AJs_Customs
05-13-2009, 11:28 AM
Hello guys, I am not familiar with anything around Madison but a little north and west of Eau Claire with get you to the Apple Valley Off Road Park. I have heard it is great all around mud/rock/trails. I live in Eau Claire and have not really found too many places to go that are legal. Getting a group together and meeting somewhere would be fun.

cruisnhard
06-07-2009, 01:29 PM
I am new to wisconsin and live in west bend. I am still stock in my 94 b4000 4x4, but I am looking to do some mods and go wheeling. I would be down for a meet.

Never_Evil
07-29-2009, 02:50 AM
Hey Evan, not sure if you follow this thread anymore. I do visit the Pipeline on occasion and have friends that have land up there to camp on. I've been advised if you camp on the Pipeline, lock your stuff up or take it with. I am over in Green Bay and we are trying to make it up for Labor day weekend.

shadow6
07-30-2009, 01:16 AM
I'm not from WI but during the summer months i live in baldwin, don't know of any good places around the area, but northern WI up by upper Eau Claire lake there is a shit ton of logging trails and such. would be fun to get a group together... im a noob to four wheelin so i dunno.

nate09
08-02-2009, 12:36 AM
id be interested but my truck is completely stock

Never_Evil
08-09-2009, 11:12 PM
Stock, lifted, or just bigger tires, we go with all kinds of trucks. There are some safe paths around if you dont want to go through a bog hole. Plenty of people with tow straps and for some water or beer, they will get you out.

p38fln
08-17-2009, 01:57 PM
One day, when my truck is paid off, I have a second vehicle for a daily driver, and I have disposable income to pay for the dings, dents, scratches, and broken axles, I would love to take it wheeling.

I bet it would do pretty nicely, even though its all stock.

predator
09-18-2009, 01:31 AM
picklers mud bog is this weekend..a full 2 days of wheelin all day and drinking all night...it is over in rock falls area...i live in between eua claire and menomonie, if anyone has a place to go wheelin that isnt too far of a drive im in:icon_hornsup:

Captain Fuzzy
11-27-2009, 03:41 AM
loggin trails are awesome!......sometimes ahhaha thats all there is up by my rents place( Ashland WI....middle of nowhere)

85rx7_93ranger
11-27-2009, 06:39 AM
i hear nothing but good things from the pipline