A Great Day on Mongo! 3-15-03 Submitted by Doug Maxheimer
The Crew for the Day
The Mt. Sterling Boys took us up to no man's land, Brown County, and
the Mongo Trail. It's pretty nice up there; however it was a little colder
since it was so much further north.
We each prepared for the day, aired down
(or unloaded for the trailer Queens), and immediately were put in our
place as the rock road to steep hill transition was not easily accomplished
with the ground still wet.
New Mongo Trail Guide, Elmo
crossing the trail?
This first hill started a day of finding easy to bypass up-hills
and down-hills. John Toumbs did a good job of making sure we got
our daily walk in. We cleared new trail around some creek crossings
"that were five feet deep". You sure couldn't tell it,
but I wasn't going to try it either.
As you can see by the pictures the new Mongo trail
guides were accidentally trying to make new trail.
New Mongo Trail Gunner, trying to make new trail
I also, out of the kindness of my heart, showed those Mt. Sterling
boys what damage a little 4 cylinder could do to a front axle.
We had a good field repair class. Ok, we didn't repair it, but
I got to 3 wheel the rest of the day. Nice sunshine and good people
made it a great day.
Thanks to "the crew" - Warren & Karen, Reckless, his son, & Mark,
Todd Whitiker, Elmo, Jenifer & the Mechanic, John Tombs and the Sterling
And thanks to John for the following photos of Ridge Rambler----