Blue trail run, Southern VT, Oct-9th

iant333

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Have this up on a couple other sites too, but I usually dont really get any interest when I plan runs so i'm gonna try again.



Just ran the trail in question last week, one of the most awesome public trails i've ever ran. It's REALLY long, goes all the way from Bennington to the Mass border. Almost 10 miles and takes an entire day to run, could take longer to explore some of the side trails and such.

It isnt really a challenging trail but it is still fun, difficulty is about the same as a Blue at Rausch, one or two optional blackish obstacles. Shallow mud pits and bumps in the beginning turning to some good sized rocks toward the end.

Just about any rig is welcome, you could even run it stock if you don't mind denting your rockers and we spot you through some parts.

I'm gonna say Saturday Oct-9th, would like to be on the trail by 10'ish. Sign up in here and I will give you some more details and stuff.



1. Me
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Pictures for anyone who wants to see.

Beginning of Trail





Most of the trail is like this, some a hair harder, some easier.





High Speed





Big Pond





Want to explore if there is time, this is just an offshoot. Didnt get to go up that way. Talked to some body who said that is a good few miles and there are signs on the other side confirming legality, and a couple decent challenging rock gardens down that way. There are like 5 more offshoots too that I dont have pics of.

 
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iant333

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Ok, signed you guys up. Im gonna keep it limited to ~5 people since I dont like big groups on public trails.


1. Me
2. billyjp2
3. kastein
4. XJWiki
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I'll post more details as far as meeting up up in a week or so.
 
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kastein

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Ryan, call out dead, wheel every day for a few weeks then come back and say you recovered.
 

rweaver138

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I'll take the last spot pending on me getting my gears done by then.

edit: Actually you know what I'm an idiot and thought it said southern MA for some reason, this place is 3hr and 15min away thats a bit too far for a day trip for me so count me out
 
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iant333

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Ok, details are:

Meet:

Oct-9th
Bennington Square, strip mall off RT-7 in town.

10a.m., I'm not gonna wait around for too long so if you are gonna be late call me at 518-339-zero one five eight.

Should take most of the day, plan on getting out of there around 5-6.

Either send me a PM or post in here just to confirm that you are going.
 
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kastein

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Still in. I'm flying to Colorado the next day so this is my last chance to go wheeling in my own jeep till like a month later. I will be there no matter what.
 

iant333

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Ride overall was great. I got totally lost on the way back and ended up almost to New Hampshire lol. Thats why I ended up passing you guys on the way back.
 

kastein

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Hahaha I was wondering about that! Definitely an awesome trip, I need to go back there sometime, my tranny crossmember is very displeased with me. Its now bent to the point that my ebrake adjuster rubs on the slip yoke ears.
 
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