An evening drive to the infamous WASA 1 Pipeline, as Craig and I set
out to see what the trail was looking like. It was a shocker, as we
embarked upon it and realized that it was graded wide, as it now
accommodates two additional pipelines, and there is a gravel pathway
to drive upon. There were no extreme off cambers or mud pits that
iconic off roaders knew and pics from TTORC's archives will show (Piparo
Tabaquite Waterline Trail of April 07, 2007).
The hollows where ravines crossed were filled over with a pipe
placed in the trenches for the water to flow through and steep banks
were graded to gentle slopes. There were a few areas where there
were small pits created from the use of excavators and tractors.
It was fun as we completed the 1 trail and attempted the 2 trail
only to realize that the trail was being used for logging and there
was a lot of branch cuttings in the pits, so we decided not to take
the risk of damage and turn around.
A bit more fun was had when we parked in a pit by the road edge and
stretched a rope looking for a pull. For all those who stopped, we
thanked them and encouraged them to
visit the local offroad websites and forums.
With plenty of time left, we returned through the 1 trail, and went
to the Piparo Mud Volcano.