I finally made it out to my property today I had planned on going out there several days ago but there was always something that came up. I really wanted to check out the roads going to the property to see what condition they were in because I'm scheduled to leave 11 mile state Park tomorrow and I hadn't made up my mind yet whether I wanted to boondock in the national forest near here or boondock out at the property.
I tried the road that I normally take to the property because it's shorter and has the least amount of bad sections. But as soon as I got to the culvert I decided I didn't want to drag the Arctic Fox over it because the risk of damaging a tire was just too great.
So I went around the long way and even though it's got some pretty bad washboard and a drop off that I will have to be very careful going around it looks like it's doable with the least amount of stress on me and the Arctic Fox. I will really have to batten down the hatches on the trailer before I go down those roads because if you've never done it you can't believe what a mile of washboard dirt road will do to the inside of a trailer, when you stop and open the trailer door you will find things on the floor that you didn't even know you owned.
I've been looking forward to staying at the property and would've done it sooner if the roads weren't in such poor condition. bad roads can do two things, they can break things you can see, and they can break things you can't see, it's the latter that worries me the most. If you get a flat tire you can stop and fix it. But if the chords inside the tire are damaged you won't know it until it blows out on the interstate at 60 miles an hour.
There's no phone service and of course no Internet at the property so what I'm planning on doing is writing a blog post every day and every couple of days I will drive to civilization and send them. I shouldn't have any trouble writing a post every day because there is not a lot of things to do out there so I should have plenty of time to write. I'll do a little bit of shooting and some hiking, take a few snapshots, and ride the Yamaha WR450 around but mostly I will just enjoy the peace and quiet and the natural beauty of the place.