The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

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The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:13 am

It has begun! I got down last night and met up with CannonManMarty. After setting up camp we began by scouting the known local haunts.

We saw no signs of him in WalMart or Burger King.

ReCycled should be here this morning, followed by UralDude and IvanGrozney.

We will shoot for a full scouting ride around noon.

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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:19 am

After picking up essential supplies and enjoying some Double Sourdough Whoppers with Bacon last night we headed back to camp. We decided a good nights sleep was in order.

Glad I was in the van, rained all night. Radar is showing no more rain just overcast. Rest of the weekend should be clear sailing.

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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:53 am

Marty and I are heading to Not Nina's for breakfast at 10am and then to Batsto to check-in for camping.

We should be back at camp around noon.

Note to anyone coming down, the Atsion office is closed for the season, so go to the Batsto office to check-in for camping. Google Batsto, it's not far.

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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:15 am

We're at Angie's for breakfast...

Angie's Country Cafe

750 US-206, Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-1600

https://g.co/kgs/G8PU96

This is also the breakfast spot for Sat and Sun so take note.

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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:17 am

Here is where you need to check-in for camping....

Batsto Visitors Center

31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-0024

https://g.co/kgs/6LMftp

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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by jaybird » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:10 pm

BinDerSmokDat wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:17 am
Here is where you need to check-in for camping....

Batsto Visitors Center

31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-0024

https://g.co/kgs/6LMftp
Is it possible to make that a stop on Saturdays ride?

I Plan to pull in today, sometime before dark.

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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by xtrememachines » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:45 pm

They are open until 6pm sat
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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by TRICH911 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:42 pm

What time for breakfast tomorrow?
I'll be coming down early but wanna make sure I'm early enough.
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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by TRICH911 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:53 am

Be there 30 min
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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by Lokiboy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:55 pm

Pictures, or the Hunt didn’t happen :wink:
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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by MikeonaBike » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:50 pm

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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by ReCycled » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:04 pm

I didn't take any pictures but I can share a couple sent to me...

What a beautiful weekend, seemingly endless rainy days ended just in time for three days of perfect trail conditions. Work schedules and last minute Ural repairs meant only three of us went for a nice (ultimately 80km) ride through the woods Friday afternoon. Due to budget restraints the ranger station near the campground was closed for the season, requiring either 25 minute asphalt ride or 45+ minute trail ride to the main park office for check in. We of course, chose the fun route. One of our small group decided to take the road back at that point and save the off-road related aches and pains for the larger Saturday ride :) Two of us decided it was time to explore(translate try to get lost in spite of GPS).

All of the recent rains meant there was no dust which was wonderful. The sand absorbs water quickly and the water holes were not significantly worse than "normal", but they can still be plentiful in some areas. Unfortunately some of them are not Ural friendly. Monster trucks like to get in there spinning their tires and digging traps which can't be seen in the murky water. While trying to skirt the edge of one of these holes, my sidecar wheel got sucked into one of these trenches and the bike quickly followed. I tried to power through the deep muck but lost traction and ended up in full bath mode.



Here I demonstrate why it's important to pack the winch and towstraps on top. (frame mounted electric winch wouldn't have helped here)
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Maybe I should have gotten a fishing permit while at that Ranger's Station?
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Twenty minutes or so of draining and wrenching later we were back on the trail, though we did choose a drier path around that particular obstacle.
It was time to set that GPS back to the campground where our numbers were growing. After some greetings and laughs we headed into town for a meal at a most excellent Mexican restaurant. Then back to camp for the usual campfire, merriment and foolishness.




Saturday morning we were joined by a few more Ural riders that couldn't spend the whole weekend. By then we were up to ten people on eight rigs, the Fall ride is typically a little smaller than our Spring ride but that often means we get more riding in. I wasn't sure the second part was going to hold true as there was a series of small delays in getting to breakfast but eventually we ate well and were on our way...

Some of us still needed to return to that remote ranger's station for check in so we chose to start our ride on a route similar to Friday. After taking care of business it was back to the woods. After a brief discussion, Rich said he had some GPS tracks for that area and he would take the lead. It was probably only ten or fifteen minutes later when we came to a stop. Walking ahead to investigate the delay I find that in the middle of this 210,000 acre state park, Rich had managed to get stuck in the same exact water hole that had sucked me in the day before...

Perhaps the Jersey Devil had set traps for us?
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It wasn't long before he was up and running and we continued a full day of riding. That evening we went to a local diner and again back to camp for evening festivities.

Sunday was yet another beautiful day and six of us on four rigs set out on another few hours of riding. We explored a section of the park which we don't often visit and found some nice new places. At about the time we decided to head back we came to some more challenging pieces but decided they weren't appropriate for a Sunday ride. Discretion was in order and we rode back to camp to pack up and say good bye saving those challenges for next time.
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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by stagewex » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:45 pm

You guys had great weather but looks like the ghost(s) of the previous week of rain turned your Urals into Divining Sticks.
But looks like great fun.

The "thing in the box" would have been relegated to being a boat anchor under those conditions.
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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by Lokiboy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:14 pm

Nice photos and it sounds like a good turnout. Hope to hunt Devil next year
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Re: The 2018 Fall Jersey Devil Hunt

Post by greywolf138 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:07 am

I'm glad to see somebody filled in for me in attempting to drown their Ural. I did enough of that in the spring. Dave, you made me feel better
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