The Heavener, Oklahoma area has many trails that have been developed from past and current logging activities. The area is also know for the Heavener Ruinstones. These are markings left by Vikings that ventured up the Mississippi river and into Oklahoma long before Columbus arrived. If you visit the area, be sure to visit the Ruinstone Park on the NE corner of Heavner.
The trails in this area are often very steep with lots of loose rocks. Many trails are very similar to those of the ones found in Clayton, Oklahoma, but the Clayton area is much more widely known to out of state 4X4 trail runners.
Trailchasers Heavener Run
Our day started out with the usual breakfast at the Down Town Café. Rob and I got up early and drove down Saturday morning so we were ready to eat. After breakfast we all met at the caboose to prepare for the run. Joe Dobson was trail leader with Jim and Juanita Mongold. Shane Thatcher, Adam Roberts and his daughter, Ken and Zack Moore, David Burkett and friend, Rob and I and Phil Bargman and passenger, Don Mahon, ran as tail gunners.
After a quick meeting we were off to a day of 4-wheeling adventure. Our first trail was Washout and it seems to get worse every time we run it but dont they all. HaHa! We then cut out on a road that was scattered with equipment and men working. They were laying a new pipeline. Joe stopped and conversed with them to make sure we werent interfering with their work and they said no so we continued on to 8 Seconds. The roads were really dusty and dry so most of us were covered in a dusty layer of Heavener dirt. After several valiant attempts at the hardest obstacle on 8 Seconds, Joe backed off and decided to save his rig for more wheeling and took a bypass to let the others try their luck. Rob and I, and the Mongolds took the bypass as well. Next up was Zack in the Toyota. The longer wheel base vehicles proved to be the rig for this action. Dave Burkett got sideways and broke out the winch to straighten his self up and complete the obstacle. Shane took a different line and showed us some good tire in the air action and Phil took it like a speed bump. Continuing on to Water Fall, most of us just to watch, Shane was first to attempt and on a hard bounce broke something in the rear end. Once again Big Blue (Phil and his toy) drove up almost effortlessly. Wasting no time, Joe took off to No Mercy and we watched Dave Burkett and Adam Roberts spend quite a lot of time moving the loose rocks around. Yes, once again Phil powered his way to the top. Way to go Phil! Your modifications seemed to have improved your rig tremendously. It was decided by all, it was time to head back to town. Some were sticking around for more trails on Sunday. Rob and I were heading to Disney to run with my nephew Collin with his newly built monster. Thanks to Joe for leading us on some great trails.