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PostSubject: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 1:44 am

So I want to make a trip and not just a weekend trip.

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=4021+Nc+Highway+109+North,+Troy,+NC+27371+(Eldorado+Outpost)&daddr=Gulches+Off+Road+Vehicle+Park,+Indian+Mound+Road,+Waterloo,+SC+to:34.56486,-83.54534+to:beasley+knob%09Blairsville,+GA+to:Oliver+Springs,+TN+37840&hl=en&ll=35.209722,-82.265625&spn=3.145924,6.696167&sll=35.21163,-82.292215&sspn=3.145924,6.696167&geocode=FZ_fHAIdI_g6-ymD6sTdb4FUiDHWYdaDuxxfdA%3BFTbhDAIdYa0a-yG-KG0DkvcnAQ%3BFfxqDwIdBDMF-ymJTYlYqbNYiDH6UYU7-dx1VQ%3BFeYnFAId_2P_-indMcQQWj1fiDEtdhmZv7c8Ew%3BFer-JQIdzAH5-ilNMYES57hdiDG8vsE5qe2QGA&vpsrc=0&dirflg=t&mra=ls&via=2&t=h&z=8

Day 1: meet at the Outpost in Eldorado, NC and wheel Uwharrie
Dinner in Troy NC
Drive to Indian Mound, SC and set up camp

Day 2: Break camp and wheel Gulches, SC
Dinner somewhere around Indian Mound, SC
Drive to Blairsville, GA and set up camp

Day 3: Break camp and wheel Beasley Knob, GA
Drive to Chatanooga gor dinner
Drive to Oliver Springs, TN and set up camp

Day 4: All day wheeling at Coal Creek
Dinner at camp with campfire and social time

Day 5: Break camp
Wheel a trail or two
Head home


Would anyone be willing and/or able to make a run like this? Feedback is welcome but all the parks are stocker friendly and the drives in between are scenic and no very long on any given day. Looks like its approximately a 3 hour drive each day so Setting up camp would be a duck or dark set up.

I really think that a trip like this could have the potential to be a very memorable and a great way to meet a new faces from other states along the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 7:56 am

Looks very interesting...would love to do something like this. I'll look at the calendar at the office and see how far out I'd have to have to make it work.
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PostSubject: sounds fun   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 9:26 am

i like the idea..not sure when i would be able to do something like this but im interested in finding out. the length of the trip may have to be modified but the general idea is a good one. I like the idea of meeting new folks along the way and doing some possible "recruiting" too...ill definately stay tuned to this one..
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 10:26 am

Sounds like a fun trip with alot of things to do to keep busy. We would have to bring our dog or board him. Not sure it would be a good idea for him to come as he is very hyper and extremely protective of us. Beside that i would love to go on an adventure but the rest of the year is looking to busy to do much of anything for me. I would be down to do this in the Spring though for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 10:54 am

This would not be a trip for thirds year. Second half if next year at the earliest.

The trip would have to be started on a Friday or Saturday since the gulches ate only open weekends. I want to go do some prerunning at Beasley knob and coal creek to get a general idea of terrain and where to go once we arrive add will as camping situations.

Once that stage is complete I want to have three months to past the planted event on the blue room, Toyota120, and TTORA. for the first time getting a run like this together I would like to have 10 trucks minimum and expect to pick up one out two day trippers at location.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 11:26 am

I would not be opposed to this. However I would be limited to doing this length of a trip in the Summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 1:43 pm

Very ambitious and I like it. I suggest either adding a day of non-wheeling for rest and recovery, or at least a half day in the middle. Maybe do some group sight-seeing at some interesting place?

I vote early summer or fall. Too hot in July or August. My 2 cents.
Good idea CRogers6569!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Nov 23, 2011 5:14 pm

Beasley knob us a short day and uwharrie is a short day.

The drive from Bradley knob to coal creek is very scenic and IM working on finding noon interstate roads to get from point a to b to c soe take in more countryside along the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Jun 27, 2012 7:29 am

anyone still thinking about this?
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Jun 27, 2012 9:21 am

Still thinking about it. Just have to get the 4runner back to reliable status.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Jun 27, 2012 9:24 am

oh okay, well i would def. be interested, i would just need to know a ways a head of time....
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Jun 27, 2012 9:25 am

Probably supporting at the earliest.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Jun 27, 2012 9:30 am

???
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Jun 27, 2012 9:35 am

Damned phone... spring would be the earliest i would feel comfortable taking a trip like this.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeWed Jun 27, 2012 9:40 am

okay cool
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PostSubject: when   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeSun Jul 01, 2012 9:25 pm

Sounds super fun. Maybe in march/april ish? That'd be cool enough to enjoy the run. Maybe still too cold for some.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeSun Jul 01, 2012 11:55 pm

I would love to do this but the earlier in the year the better for me. I work from the beginning of May to the end of Thanksgiving week and go to college also so winter/early spring or late fall work best for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeMon Jul 09, 2012 10:25 pm

Sounds like an awesome trip. I've only ever been to Uwharrie and some logging roads at the Boy Scout camp I used to work at.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeMon Jul 23, 2012 5:42 am

You'll need at least 3 days in Coal Creek to make it worth while........

I've thought of doing Harlan, Windrock then finish in Golden Mountain.
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeFri Jun 07, 2013 9:52 pm

Had to look around for this...don't think it ever took flight? ...but this still sounds like a hoot and a great forum get together...any thoughts on when a number of you might be up for this... with sequestration starting 8 July, I've got a number of four day weekends coming up!Rolling Eyes

Jeeps would even be welcome Brian!Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeFri Jun 07, 2013 11:36 pm

Sounds expensive!
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeSat Jun 08, 2013 9:02 pm

Crazy Hube wrote:
Sounds expensive!
Not as much as say a new rear bumper!Very Happy ...but that is probably why it fell off the radar before...No
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeMon Jun 17, 2013 11:08 pm

fell off the radar for me cause I have to tow my truck everywhere now.... it would cost me over $1k in fuel
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeMon Jun 17, 2013 11:58 pm

That is a lot of fuel.  Unleaded petroleum distillate, or Ultra Low sulfur diesel?
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PostSubject: Re: Initial Planning for a Good Trip   Initial Planning for a Good Trip Icon_minitimeTue Jun 18, 2013 11:39 am

ultra low sulfer diesel for the tow rig and propane for the offroad rig.
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