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Old 02-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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TAT info needed

The TAT has been on my mind for a while now, would like to take my wife along but she dont ride & I dont want to hassle with a 2 up trip, have had thoughts of maybe a ATV for her or building a Toyota 4x4 .

Question...could either one of these machines complete the TAT ??

If not, why not & would ther be a remedy ??
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info, I was think'n that a good bit of the TAT was merely a dirt road kind of thing & didnt realize they were street legal, most of the pics I've seen have appeared to be dirt or atr & chip at best anyway, thats why I was curious about other machines besides a bike.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:34 AM   #3
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This is one of the trickier bits in Oregon
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:29 AM   #4
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Phreaky Phill- that little ant hill is one of those good memories!!!



When we did our trip there was a couple w/ a Jeep Cherokee ( slightly modified, larger tires, lift kit, wench) which were doing the 2nd half of the TAT, but they did have to by pass some sections. They were school teachers on summer break that were doing it in sections over summer breaks.
It can be done, but probably best to just plan on meeting up at a designated spot it the end of the day.

I'd be hesitant of just giving the keys of a 4x4 to someone that doesn't have experience as it could end your marriage!!

This is in Northern Nevada-Denio Junction





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Old 02-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info, I was think'n that a good bit of the TAT was merely a dirt road kind of thing & didnt realize they were street legal, most of the pics I've seen have appeared to be dirt or atr & chip at best anyway, thats why I was curious about other machines besides a bike.

The whole thing is non-street legal allowed except for the pavement sections. I know a guy that did the whole thing with side-by-sides, they even rode the pavement sections and just didn't worry about the cops.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:00 PM   #6
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they even rode the pavement sections and just didn't worry about the cops.
This is common practice around here also, even if "the man" blue lights ya whats he going to do ?? he cant follow a ATV or bike for long.


If we dont it with the 4x4 I would leave the bike at home & drive so she could sight see, & tell me I'm going the wrong direction.
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This is in Northern Nevada-Denio Junction




Gawd, I'm glad you didn't get a pic of MY crossing! It's not much of a swimming hole, but I tried it anyway.....

I'm not sure how that couple did it. There were numerous places that could be very worrysome, and a few where you would have to back up on steep roads, and pretty far, to get turned around. I'm thinking of the place in NV where the road ended above a pond with a destroyed bridge. We had to side hill it around that spot, and I don't think a jeep could have done it. Backing up that hill would have been "fun". At any rate, a four wheeler would have to do some back up and go arounds now and then.

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Yeah we sat and scratched our heads a little on that puddle for a while. I think there were 2-3 of them that day, who would have thought in NV is where we'd hit deep water. Yeah it doesn't look that bad in the pict.

Ken as usual you went 1st, I was to chicken shit to go first on anything, besides if someone's gonna die it needed to be an old guy w/ less years left not a young guy with plenty to live for!!!! I needed to see your and Kevin's approach. You tended to be more graceful, while Kevin was more brutal in his balls to the walls approach. He's got no fear!! One tough ole dude. What he lacked in skill he made up in sheer determination!! While I was more like a deer caught in the headlights looking for escape!!!

I forgot about the flooded out road we by passed, my screwed up navigation with "help" from the GPS, as usual you found a good way around.
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Use the search function and you will find several threads on 4x4s and atvs on the TAT. Here's one: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573095


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