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Crazy Hube
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 9:36 am

Also the forecast has already changed and it is appearing to be more dry
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 10:04 am

I amhoping it wil be certain what the weather will be like by next Wednesday. I want to book a hotel room for that night.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 10:32 am

I found this while my kids are taking their test. Look at the rocks piled up in the scond attempt. Also there is a lot of new videos fromt he gulches out there.



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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 10:38 am

Looks like that one got a lot simpler lol
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 11:49 am

It would be nice to see a few more of the newer guys go down with us. You can ask Adam (the guy with the girls bathing in his avatar) that you can have a lot of fun doing trails that are less difficult than what we did last weekend in Uwharrie. Less rock banging!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 12:11 pm

so Brain would you say that the gulches is easier than uwharrie? I figured it was the other way around... only from what ive heard though, as i never actually been to either one.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 12:26 pm

Its all about the individual trails. Uwharrie seems to have more "Medium" level obstacles. Gulches to me seems easy or really difficult.



Uwharrie tops out with Daniel, which is not a cake walk.

Gulches tops out with crazy stuff that only buggies going 50 mph could do.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 12:39 pm

The biggest differences between the Gulches and Uwharrie are:

Uwharrie has more rock (especially jagged rocks), Gulches is more dirt.

Uwharrie is more going over ledges/hills/rocks, etc., and Gulches is more traversing terrain.

Uwharrie's trails are miles long and we do 3-4 on an average day. The Gulches "trails" are shorter (ranging between 10-100 yards)and you can usually do all of the "doable" stuff in one day. The benefit of the short trails, is if something looks too much for you can can stay with the group via another small trail.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 1:12 pm

Gulches is a little "easier" - at least you can easily make it so.

Gulches is also a lot of off-camber stuff so you get that "Oh crap" feeling in a different way than Uwharrie. At Uwharrie you get that when you scape and slide off a rock onto the skids lol.

Gulches feels a lot more like you are just playing around in someones (big) back yard...which I guess we are lol....Even though I have only been to Uwharrie once, I do like Gulches more...Also helps having a ton of intertwined routes you can take so that you can get around other people/groups. I always feel very not-rushed at Gulches, which helps make for a more enjoyable trip.
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Well you can also make Gulches much more difficult than Uwharrie at the same time. I can push my truck a lot harder at the Gulches than I can at Uwharrie
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 2:33 pm

so pretty much you can bite off as much as you want to chew, just at uwharrie your a little more committed to that trail b/c lack of workarounds?
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2013 3:10 pm

JiveTurkey0514 wrote:
so pretty much you can bite off as much as you want to chew, just at uwharrie your a little more committed to that trail b/c lack of workarounds?

Exactly!!
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JiveTurkey0514 wrote:
so pretty much you can bite off as much as you want to chew, just at uwharrie your a little more committed to that trail b/c lack of workarounds?

Yes. However all the trails (with the exception of Daniel) have a mild level of obstacles that you must go through. There are more challenging obstacles on some of these trail, but the are routes around them.

Gulches = approx 80 acres

Uwharrie = approximately 1100 acres
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 7:13 pm

So they are talking sct'd T-Storms on Friday. What are we thinking?
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I am thinking, about Wednesday
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I have a job....
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What about Sunday?
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Lets wait till Friday to make the call. If the rain does hit Gulches, we can change it to URE.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 8:24 pm

i was referring to waiting to wednesday to see what the weather is.
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 8:46 pm

Gotcha, I am just super excited
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 8:47 pm

Its been about a year since you have last been, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 9:06 pm

Yep just about I went last June. I tried to go a month or two ago as you recall and the rain caused it to be a failure
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 10:18 pm

If there's enough rain on Friday, it should make Daniel a helluva lot more fun Basketball
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PostSubject: Re: Gulches 4/20/2013   Gulches 4/20/2013 - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 10:22 pm

MadToy wrote:
If there's enough rain on Friday, it should make Daniel a helluva lot more fun Basketball

True, but I am still hoping for the gulches.
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If no rain what time are you guys thinking on meeting up?
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