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Thread: DRAM 2 - Dirt Roads Across Maine - 11/2014 - Photos

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    Default DRAM 2 - Dirt Roads Across Maine - 11/2014 - Photos

    Great trip.

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    Now that looks like a great trip and some wonderful pictures. It was funny timing to see the picture showing the Golden Road sign. I was just looking up places to camp up there this summer.
    ~ JC

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    Looks like a good trip. Was the GMC a police vehicle?
    Certainly got a bit more than a dusting up there though.
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    I've been on the Golden Road before. If I recall correctly it is a private road for the logging companies, but it is better maintained than the State road that goes to the same place. They had three rules:

    1. No motorcycles (they didn't like them)
    2. You will have a CB radio tuned to channel whatever.
    3. You will be aware of what mile marker you are in. If you are in a marker, say 15, and hear "Mile 15, coming down" get off the road immediately. Immediately.

    Rule #3 is because of the logging trucks that are huge and fast. They don't want to kill you but they cannot stop quickly.

    Don't know if this is true or just a story but it is a good story.
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    Rule #3 is almost certainly true. The two lane blacktop in Vermont is like that between Stratdord NH and Island Pond Vermont. And they have countless logging roads heading into the woods there. And they absolutely haul azz out there. Frighteningly fast.
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    Great pictures, will you be posting up a description of the trip?
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    wow, looks like a great time!
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    Absolutely stunning pics, looks like you got that run in just in time before it gets really hairy up there! If I wasn't in FL I would've been very very tempted to join up
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    Here's a link to all the photos we took!

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1022372...CKbCtPHpt-eKSQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10JKUsah View Post
    Great pictures, will you be posting up a description of the trip?
    There will be a full trip report appearing on Expedition Portal in the next week or so. There are a ton of pictures to sort through and a lot of details to accurately portray, so this will be a tale akin to "The Map is Not the Territory" with a tad bit more adventure mixed in.

    I have never traveled with a more capable and pleasant group of overland enthusiasts. DRAM 2014 was a success in my mind, not because we reached the planned end point, but because we experienced remote vehicle dependent adventure travel as a team while conquering obstacles and solving problems all while learning more about our rigs and ourselves. The scenery was amazing, the rigs were amazing, and the trip set a new standard for every member of the group.

    Stay Tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxaarraa View Post
    Here's a link to all the photos we took!

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1022372...CKbCtPHpt-eKSQ
    What a beautiful Golden. Could easily pass for the twin to our Golden.
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    Keep in mind some of those logging trucks are rolling down at near 200k or more. It's like stopping a freight train...and I certainly wouldn't want to be caught in front of one.

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    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...s-Across-Maine

    The trip report is up. I'll continue adding to it over the next few days.

    SG

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    Will be waiting with anticipation for the next installment.

    Quote Originally Posted by spencyg View Post
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...s-Across-Maine

    The trip report is up. I'll continue adding to it over the next few days.

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