Bald Mountain 4x4 trail - Alaska - Local Power Wagon owners?

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Bald Mountain 4x4 trail - Alaska - Local Power Wagon owners?

Post by California_RAM » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:45 pm

I’m planning on driving the Bald Mountain 4x4 trail this 2018 Summer in my Power Wagon. It is North of Anchorage in the Wasilla area. Are there any other Power Wagon owners in Alaska that would like to join during a dry period? When your truck is over 7,000lbs it is nice to have trucks of equal weight for recovery.

The trail description is below:
https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/tra ... e_a5b3.htm

https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/24 ... -b29-trail
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Re: Bald Mountain 4x4 trail - Alaska - Local Power Wagon owners?

Post by Low_Sky » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:37 pm

I’ve never run that trail, but if I’m around when you’re here I’ll go with. It’s been on my to-do list for a while.
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Re: Bald Mountain 4x4 trail - Alaska - Local Power Wagon owners?

Post by Wilsonsinak » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:51 pm

I live in Anchorage Alaska and would love to tag along. I have been on this trail years ago. Send me a message when you want to get out.

We have a 06 Power Wagon on 40 inch Pro Comps.

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Re: Bald Mountain 4x4 trail - Alaska - Local Power Wagon owners?

Post by olyelr » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:22 pm

Wilsonsinak wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:51 pm
I live in Anchorage Alaska and would love to tag along. I have been on this trail years ago. Send me a message when you want to get out.

We have a 06 Power Wagon on 40 inch Pro Comps.

Tim
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Re: Bald Mountain 4x4 trail - Alaska - Local Power Wagon owners?

Post by California_RAM » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:47 am

Tim, John,
It sounds like we are all in Anchorage (despite my screen name—I live in Anchorage now). I’d love to find a week when it is dry. Is June the dry month i.e. best time? Also Tim it sounds like you’re the subject matter expert on the trail. So, I’ll defer to you. I will also private message you both once it gets closer to Summer.
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Post by Low_Sky » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:12 am

That trail is on a southern exposure, so it might be dry-ish by June. Late summer and early fall are the dry season around here.

Welcome aboard. I see a lot of Power Wagons around town, none of them driven by people who have time for the internet and google “power wagon forum”, haha. The three of us on this thread are the only Alaskans I know of on the forum.
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Re: Bald Mountain 4x4 trail - Alaska - Local Power Wagon owners?

Post by Wilsonsinak » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:57 pm

olyelr wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Wilsonsinak wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:51 pm
I live in Anchorage Alaska and would love to tag along. I have been on this trail years ago. Send me a message when you want to get out.

We have a 06 Power Wagon on 40 inch Pro Comps.

Tim
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We plan on making a trip out of state and will be putting 8-10k miles on the truck and will be towing a trailer. I didn't want to burn them off on that trip and had a great opportunity to trade my four for five almost new 40" Pro Comps.
2006 Power Wagon, 40" Pro Comp MT2's, 5.38 gears, 11.5 rear axle with an arb, DV8 beadlocks..... located in Alaska

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Re: Bald Mountain 4x4 trail - Alaska - Local Power Wagon owners?

Post by Wilsonsinak » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:58 pm

California_RAM wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:47 am
Tim, John,
It sounds like we are all in Anchorage (despite my screen name—I live in Anchorage now). I’d love to find a week when it is dry. Is June the dry month i.e. best time? Also Tim it sounds like you’re the subject matter expert on the trail. So, I’ll defer to you. I will also private message you both once it gets closer to Summer.
It all depends on the weather and how much snow we get if the water levels are low then or not. We should hit the trails this summer.
2006 Power Wagon, 40" Pro Comp MT2's, 5.38 gears, 11.5 rear axle with an arb, DV8 beadlocks..... located in Alaska

Tim

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