Les Hauts de Jalaumont
DON'T click here for a map
with waypoints and track, it will really spoil your fun. !LARGE IMAGE-
Difficulty: 3(4-5 when wet)
This was a roadbook my friend Serge and I made for our local 4x4 club Diddelenger Wullmeis. It presented quite a challenge as it was run on March 18th, 1990. Total lenght is 49,75 Km.
At that time we always had some sort of challenge to give away prices for the first 3. To keep the speed low we put an average speed of 18 km/h on them. Also there were signs hanging at places they had to find. Click here for the original rules as, a scan of those the competitors got (german).
Not ALL the roads are shown. If in doubt continue on the main track until you are sure the distances don't work out anymore.
Picture above was taken on that day. It was the best weather we could wish for: Some days of heavy rain helped softening the terrain and thick fog limited visibility to less than 100 metres. The tracks were as slippery as an oil covered garage floor like Gast shows here in the that time new Patrol. Today he's already at his 3th Land Rover Defender. Somehow the Nissan didn't cut it.
Now for the roadbook. Click on the picture links below, safe them and print them out.
Optionally the pages 3A-3C fit after the box 24 on page 3. The first box on page 3A replaces box 25 on page 3. Pretty obvious.
Now for the usual precisions:
Start is at the pub Thillebierg.
No street signs. I have no idea if it still exists. The approximative
position is N49° 31,341 and E 5° 53,012. Anyway, if you don't
find it you only have to drive Hussigny which is marked. Just when reaching
the old frontiers' house (marked Vesquenhaff) you will be at situation
1 on page 1. OK?
Box 15 has sometimes a copious amount
of mud. AND you have to drive uphill.
Box 11: Look exactly at the drawing.
Between 29 and 31 risk of deep mud and ruts.
Box 4: Keep left if the track isn't
visible. Grass grows over in spring.
Box 5 is the same as box 34 on page 3.
Box 20: Hidden stones. Lane hard
to see. Drive cautiously. If in doubt turn right to the tarmac, then left
and you reach point 21 near the forest.