Dennis Clark

Mapping Crew - California and Idaho
Trail Reviews: 11600 points
Questions Answered: 2000 points
Off-Road Experience:
4-5 years
Off-Road Style:
Dirt Roads/Backroads
My Garage:
  • (2.5" lift, 35" tires)
Dennis Clark was born in Los Angeles in 1942 and after 76 years of living in So Cal he moved to Emmett, Idaho with his wife Patricia, has four adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He has loved the outdoors since his Cub Scout and Boy Scout days while camping with the family. He's an archer, hunter and fisherman but no longer wishes to harm animals. He has been involved with photography since the 1960's. He became more of a serious hiker in 2010 when he started Geocaching and has hiked the three tallest peaks in So Cal, Mt San Jacinto, Mt San Gorgonio and Mt Baldy, along with most of the lesser peaks in search of caches. Geocaching started his love for the USFS Trail system as he used the trails frequently to get to certain trailheads. He had a 2002 Ford Ranger 2wd and its amazing where that little pickup took him. In 5 years of weekly geocaching he was only stuck once in some Palm Springs sand. His 2016 Wrangler Sport Unlimited was purchased in 2015. He has become quite lazy in the hiking department as he can now drive to most locations. He's looking forward to posting some trails and don't hesitate to ask him for any help you might need.

My Garage (1)

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 35"
2016 Wrangler Sport Unlimited color is military green or "Tank" with flat black hood wrap. 17" American Outlaw wheels with 35" BFG KO2's and 4.10 gearing. Dynatrax front Locker. 2.5" Rubicon lift. Barricade front bumper with 9600lb Barricade winch, two 5,000 lumen Quadratec floods on nose. Body Armor rear bumper and tire swing arm. Smittybilt rails with side body armor.

My Trail Reviews (35)

(within last 6 months)
Pinkham Canyon (09/15/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much-needed Trail Reviews, check out his review from 9/14/2020
2N93 Wildhorse Meadow (09/02/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. He is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much-needed Trail Reviews, check out these from 9/1/20 and 8/3/20
2N08 - Knickerbocker (08/25/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 8/25/20
2N02 - Burns Canyon (08/25/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 8/25/20
1N54 - Clarks Grade (08/24/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 8/24/20
5S06 - Old Control Road (07/31/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 7/31/20
5S15 - Rouse Hill (07/31/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 7/31/20
5S10 - Red Hill Road (07/30/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 7/30/20
6S13 - Thomas Mountain (07/30/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 7/30/20
5S09 - San Jacinto Ridge (07/27/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 7/27/20
5S07 - Bee Canyon (07/26/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 7/26/20
4S10 - East Indian Creek (07/26/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 7/26/20
Wash Creek Ridge (07/24/2020)
Patricia and I ran this trail today and it gave us a chance to re-explore the many near-by and connecting trails. The day was beautiful as usual and we had no concerns on the route. We were passed by a couple of side x sides and then met up with them having lunch further down the trail. No wildlife was seen this trip, we need to make an effort to get an earlier start.
Wash Creek (07/16/2020)
Pat and I came out today to run Wash Creek Ridge Trail today which is off of Waypoint 4 from Wash Creek so of course it gave us the opportunity to rerun this trail. The trail is in great shape and very beautiful with the spring growth still in evidence. There was a vehicle with trailer at Waypoint 2 and we met up with the 2 side x sides while we were up on the ridge, very nice folks. Of interest is, there is a gap between this trail Trails End, and an intersection on the ridge trail with FS 690. The MVUM shows that portion closed but the trail looks like everybody is traveling it. A phone call to Emmett Ranger District is in order. A very fun day was had by all.
East Fork Alder Creek (07/12/2020)
Pat and I with our 2 doggies came out to run a few trails. This trailhead can be a bit tough to find so be sure and use the directions. We're sure glad our white Rubicon doesn't show pinstriping very well, because we went through some tight spots! I can't believe the number of Elk hoof prints we saw so we will be sure to return next early spring to see if we can find some of the incredible antlers they drop.
Wash Creek Ridge Spur (07/09/2020)
Patricia and I with our 2 fur babies had a great time today running this trail, a great camping spot near the road, with beautiful wildflowers along the trail. Closer to trails end there were tons of elk prints, we're going to come back in the early Spring to hunt for elk horns.
2N37 Miller Canyon OHV (06/29/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 6/29/20
Decoy (06/28/2020)
Patricia and I ran this trail expecting a several mile run so we were quite surprised where it ended and were confused until we found the real trailhead a short ways down the road. However, that didn't take anything from this trail as it is very beautiful with the forest canopy and nearby west fork of Alder Creek. The campsite at Waypoint 2 is quite nice with plenty of room to enjoy a picnic or camp.
West Fork Alder Creek (06/28/2020)
My wife and I ran this trail recently. Be prepared for extreme pinstripping for most of the trail. Those sections will not be fun if you meetup with someone coming the other way. It is one of the most beautiful trails we've driven in Idaho with the dense folaige, meadow areas and creek running alongside most of the trail.
Sagehen Spur 626CA (06/16/2020)
My wife and I enjoyed a great time on these short spur trails off of Sagehen Reservoir, this trail along with its 2 brothers to the east provide dozens of campsites to choose from and then the beautiful Tripod Meadow is directly across the Road.
1N64 - Seven Pines (06/15/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 6/15/20
Bunchs Creek (06/14/2020)
One of the most beautiful trails I've seen because of the dense foliage and the creek flowing alongside. Be prepared for some pin-stripes on your vehicle.
1N64A Slide Lake (06/14/2020)
My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much needed Trail Reviews, check out this review from 6/14/20
Sagehen Spur 626BA (06/13/2020)
My wife and I with our dogs had a great time today exploring along Sagehen Road. This is a beautiful short trail that we will certainly return to when the weather warms a bit more. Here is another view of the creek we'll call Frog Lookout.
Sagehen Spur 626AA (06/11/2020)
This trail is beautiful with the meadows and all the creeks flowing through it. We even saw trout in the creek, seemed too small to be planted by F&G so I would assume they were born here. They're doing some tree thinning around the reservoir so the main road, Sagehen Reservoir Road, is closed before you get to the reservoir. I understand that work will be finished by 06/30/2020
Cabarton Road (06/11/2020)
My wife Patricia, my 2 fur babies, and I had a great time exploring the spur trails in the area. We had no idea until we pulled up to the trailhead that this trail would be blocked 1.2 miles down the road. It is more than worth the drive with fantastic forest views and creek crossings. We will return when its a bit dryer to do some dispersed camping.
1N34 San Sevaine Road (05/23/2020)
The 2 previous trail reviewers were disappointed because the trail was closed. The info page after the map clearly states the trail is under a seasonal closure. This trail is only open from 9/1 to 3/1 due to a deer breeding and fawn program. The Highlight paragraph goes into greater detail.
Sagehen Spur 626U1 (05/20/2020)
Due to wood cutting projects, there are road closures on FS626 east of Sagehen Reservoir and around the entire reservoir which will delay the opening of the four improved campgrounds around the lake until June 30th. These closures do not affect the ability to get to this trail when coming in from the west.
Sagehen Spur 626U (05/20/2020)
Due to wood cutting projects, there are road closures on FS626 east of Sagehen Reservoir and around the entire reservoir which will delay the opening of the four improved campgrounds around the lake until June 30th. These closures do not affect the ability to get to this trail when coming in from the west.
Sagehen Spur 626V (05/20/2020)
Due to wood cutting projects, there are road closures on FS626 east of Sagehen Reservoir and around the entire reservoir which will delay the opening of the four improved campgrounds around the lake until June 30th. These closures do not affect the ability to get to this trail when coming in from the west.
Sagehen Spur 626W (05/20/2020)
Due to wood cutting projects, there are road closures on FS626 east of Sagehen Reservoir and around the entire reservoir which will delay the opening of the four improved campgrounds around the lake until June 30th. These closures do not affect the ability to get to this trail when coming in from the west.
Sagehen Spur 626W (05/17/2020)
My wife Patricia and our two fur babies wanted to explore the Sagehen area today. We tried to come a few months back but we were stopped by snow. That might account for the improved campgrounds not opening until June. The 27-mile drive from Highway 52 to the Sagehen Road trailhead is beautiful in itself, driving through the towns of Sweet and Ola and the fantastic farming countryside. Sagehen Spur 626W is the first spur you will encounter when you drive the main road from the west. A little bumpy and off-camber but the doggies did fine. The trail is short and ends in a turnaround large enough for several vehicles to set up a campsite.
Sagehen Spur 626U1 (05/17/2020)
My wife Patricia and our two fur babies wanted to explore the Sagehen area today. We tried to come a few months back but we were stopped by snow. That might account for the improved campgrounds not opening until June. The 27-mile drive from Highway 52 to the Sagehen Road trailhead is beautiful in itself, driving through the towns of Sweet and Ola and the fantastic farming countryside. Sagehen Spur 626U1 is the forth spur you will encounter when you drive the main road from the west. I think of this trail as a child because it comes off of the "parent" Spur 626U. It's kinda cool because you not only have the dispersed site at the end, plus the dispersed site at the end of the second trail, in addition to the camping area at their junction!
Sagehen Spur 626V (05/17/2020)
My wife Patricia and our two fur babies wanted to explore the Sagehen area today. We tried to come a few months back but we were stopped by snow. That might account for the improved campgrounds not opening until June. The 27-mile drive from Highway 52 to the Sagehen Road trailhead is beautiful in itself, driving through the towns of Sweet and Ola and the fantastic farming countryside. Sagehen Spur 626V is the second spur you will encounter when you drive the main road from the west. There is a large meadow area about half-way on this trail that is sure to be a prime spot for spotting elk and deer, based on the large number of hoof prints observed while we were there. The trail ends in a very secluded turnaround where you can enjoy some undisturbed quiet while camping.
Sagehen Spur 626U (05/17/2020)
My wife Patricia and our two fur babies wanted to explore the Sagehen area today. We tried to come a few months back but we were stopped by snow. That might account for the improved campgrounds not opening until June. The 27-mile drive from Highway 52 to the Sagehen Road trailhead is beautiful in itself, driving through the towns of Sweet and Ola and the fantastic farming countryside. Sagehen Spur 626U is the third spur you will encounter when you drive the main road from the west. I think of this trail as a parent because there is another spur from this one. It's kinda cool because you not only have the dispersed site at the end, plus the dispersed site at the end of the second trail, in addition to the camping area at their junction!

My Trails (77)