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thumper
03-10-2008, 10:56 PM
Louisiana again? Yeah, there's lots to do over there. This time we went to Cravens. It's about 170 miles from Lake Houston. We stayed at the Enduro Camp in the Vernon Unit. The camp area is about 10 acres of flat ground under the pines... all primitive. The trailhead is right off the camp [similiar to Kelly's Pond].

There was plenty of good riding with some really nice pristine sections.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon025.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon026.jpg

But equally, there were some over taxed, rutted out areas. It was fun on the DRZ, but anything heavier would have gotten old.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon003.jpg

Brenda on the Polaris:eek2:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon001.jpg

Myself on a dare!:lol2:
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http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon008.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon010.jpg
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There were a few swamped out areas, but no mud and mostly hard sand bottoms. Something else to keep in mind....lots of exposed tree roots.

One good thing, there were alot of fast straits.:flip:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon022.jpg

And some puddles that were really deeper than they looked!:giveup:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon020.jpg

I did some DSing around the area and found some really nice two-tracks.:sun:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon006.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon004.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon005.jpg

Heard a couple of rounds going off next door.:shock:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/Vernon021.jpg

It was a great trip.:rider:

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 11:03 PM
:sleep: Louisiana sucks... why ride here?

thumper
03-10-2008, 11:53 PM
:sleep: Louisiana sucks... why ride here?

Y'all got it made!:trust: Next stop...http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/kisatchie/calcasieu-rd/evangeline/index.htm :flip:

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 11:55 PM
Y'all got it made!:trust: Next stop...http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/kisatchie/calcasieu-rd/evangeline/index.htm :flip:

That area is boring too....

Squeaky
03-11-2008, 12:30 AM
That area is boring too....

Yeah? So when do we go? :rider:

kstrs
03-11-2008, 12:51 AM
Any permit/ sticker (ie.. La. ohv sticker) required?

thumper
03-11-2008, 09:57 AM
Any permit/ sticker (ie.. La. ohv sticker) required?

Nope...$5 a day per operator, doesn't cost more for an extra bike and camping is free. Also no water...vault toliets.

thumper
03-11-2008, 10:26 AM
Yeah? So when do we go? :rider:

Pick a weekend.:trust: