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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:41 PM
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Attack of the Pine Barrens Mud Monster!

Andy (Lesandjes), some Disco friends (some of you know them, Eric Choy, Jarek "The Great Polish explorer" Maras, Gordie aka Red Rover) and I went out to Pine Barrens this past Sunday and had a blast! Andy just got his 110 the other week and decided to break it in at Pine Barrens, and I couldn't be happier. We got there around noon and found some water and mud pits right away. Everything was going great as our recoveries were going quickly and smoothly. Then around 6pm when we decided to leave Pines, and thatís when all hell broke loose. We came across a 200-yard field of pure mud. At one point all 5 trucks were stuck and we had to play Tetris with them to see which ones we could winch off and use as anchors. At one point we had a Jarek's Disco, Andy's 110, my 90 tied together as anchors while Eric had a 100 foot winch line combined with 3 recovery straps hooked to my bumper and then tied to Ericís bumper to Gordieís Husky 10,000. It was some true Camel Trophy style shit. It took us around 2 hours to get out of this field. It was one of the best wheeling days so far



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Old May 6th, 2008, 01:29 AM
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Looks Great!!! Seems like you had an awesome time... I am super jealous!
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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:06 AM
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LOL, so much for tread lightly. Guess the Pine Barrens are wet enough to recover quickly from that abuse...
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LOL, so much for tread lightly. Guess the Pine Barrens are wet enough to recover quickly from that abuse...
Depending on the water level, the areas that are grassy are completly under water as well, so as careful as you try to be, you'll still be going over some sort of vegetation. We always stick to established trails and not erode the banks any further. But yeah, it also recovers extremely quickly there... its amazing seeing areas over time, they are always changing.
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LOL, so much for tread lightly. Guess the Pine Barrens are wet enough to recover quickly from that abuse...
Pine Barrens is a giant park were we can 4 wheel, quad and moto around in. There are marked trails, and then the trails open up into larger open play areas. We would never go off the trails there, even though it looks like were we totally tearing up the place, we actually weren't harming it at all.
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yeah, been there a bunch of times with Ben S. But we can never seem to find the same spots that others do. I know it's kind of a free for all place and the swamp will easily cover the damage y'all have wrought. But I do wonder what the people in charge of our access would think if they happened on that field the day after you guys tore it up.

Or maybe it's always like that and I don't know what the fugg I'm talkin about

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Pine Barrens is a giant park were we can 4 wheel, quad and moto around in. There are marked trails, and then the trails open up into larger open play areas. We would never go off the trails there, even though it looks like were we totally tearing up the place, we actually weren't harming it at all.
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Andy just got his 110 the other week and decided to break it in at Pine Barrens, and I couldn't be happier.
Good times. Hey what front bumper is that on the 110?
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Or maybe it's always like that and I don't know what the fugg I'm talkin about
Since you have been there before then you know how it is. It will flood again and cover it all up, then dry up, then possibly catch on fire. It is basially large wet lands so the base terrain changes each week. The tracks that you see in the field weren't any of our tracks at all. we were trying to go straight out of there and didn't fool around. those tracks are actually from all the Unimogs that go through there on a regular basis. Our tires do nothing compared to the Moggers tire tracks.
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Good times. Hey what front bumper is that on the 110?
It's a custom bumper. I may be putting it on my 90 one day, we'll see.
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Good times. Hey what front bumper is that on the 110?
it's custom. It's real sweet and comes with two diamond plate openings on the sides that are right under the light bezels. you can fit some recovery straps in there.
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LOL, too true. you could sink a fleet of trucks in there and never see them again, and the stinky swamp would just keep on stinkin...


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it's custom. It's real sweet and comes with two diamond plate openings on the sides that are right under the light bezels. you can fit some recovery straps in there.
Cool, thanks. It's a nice one.
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I wanna go ! The barrens are accessed from where the AC Expressway ? Public park, private land ?
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wharton state forest

public land.

lots of water holes and good thick mud. mostly flat with some sand too.

you would like it I think

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There is a good trail head at Atsion Ranger Station on Route 206 in Shamong Township, NJ. If you want to go, let us know, there are miles and miles of public trails.
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Looks like a really great time. I've been dying to bring my 90 wheeling and this seems like the closest place to me here in NJ. Are there are maps of the place or is it best to go with someone that knows it well?
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Dan, I didn't appreciate how tall your truck is until I saw it in person at Winter Romp. It's enormous. 35's and 3" RTE?
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Looks like a really great time. I've been dying to bring my 90 wheeling and this seems like the closest place to me here in NJ. Are there are maps of the place or is it best to go with someone that knows it well?
Yeah we usually hit up Pines with our friend Gordie, he has the Red Disco. He knows that place like the back of his hand which is good, because you could become very lost in there.

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Dan, I didn't appreciate how tall your truck is until I saw it in person at Winter Romp. It's enormous. 35's and 3" RTE?
yeah it is big! I just put the soft top back on this weekend and the rear raised up about a half inch. it is on 35s with 3" RTE. I kind of want to put it back down to 2" RTE because I have about an extra 1/2 inch with my rubber isolators.
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I just signed on w/this,was thinking - if i could hook up with you jersey guys and take a trip to the pines.
I wanna get some dirt on my 83 RR, I'm running w/h.d. OME's and 34'' TSL's. Needs a bit more gear, but I'll take 1 trip at time.
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