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PostSubject: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeFri Dec 16, 2011 12:01 am

I used to know of some old gravel roads and service roads outside of blowing rock... Anyone care to join me for some exploration? Im thinking I will leave out Jan 6th early and head up the mountain to do some exploring, camp out somewhere overnight and cruise back on sunday.
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PostSubject: i would be interested..   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeSun Dec 18, 2011 7:06 pm

i wouldnt mind exploring...just have to wait til i get fixed and after xmas maybe...
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeTue Dec 20, 2011 1:38 am

Sounds like that would be fun! When would you know for sure you will be going?
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeTue Dec 20, 2011 1:59 am

ill know right after new years.
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Dec 29, 2011 11:39 am

If you can make the weekend after (Friday the 13th) I would go.
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 05, 2012 12:07 am

Are you still going to Blowing Rock?
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeFri Jan 13, 2012 12:26 am

yeah i just gotta repair my truck... I cant drive more than 200 miles without filling up right now. Having to postpone some wheeling.
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeWed Jan 18, 2012 12:02 pm

crogers6569 wrote:
yeah i just gotta repair my truck... I cant drive more than 200 miles without filling up right now. Having to postpone some wheeling.



What's up with that? That is some pretty bad gas milage
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeWed Jan 18, 2012 2:39 pm

If you don't make it up there until spring, The wife & I just rented a cabin for a week starting the day of the sping show. We plan on leaving the show then heading to Boone for a good part of that week. I know you had talked about going to URE after the show. But if your plans change maybe we could meet up in Boone for some wheeling. Or maybe you can post where to go so we can do some exploring/wheeling while we are there.
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 19, 2012 4:57 pm

I've spent a bunch of time around the Linville Gorge area, and east around Mortimer. I'd be happy to bum around those parts for a day or two - especially when the bad weather rolls in. Anyone interested?
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PostSubject: blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 19, 2012 6:42 pm

im all about the snowwy kind of runs...
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 19, 2012 6:47 pm

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im all about the snowwy kind of runs...

It gets a bit icy at times. Literally almost killed myself just around the corner from this video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bIpRz4glwI
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PostSubject: icey   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 19, 2012 6:55 pm

looks like that was all pretty much ice...
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 19, 2012 7:03 pm

It was ALL ice. Some of the USFS roads weren't too bad where no one or at least few people had been. Where many had driven it was all ice. Here is an F250 on ice.


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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 19, 2012 9:18 pm

bigdogdewey2 wrote:
im all about the snowwy kind of runs...

I'm waiting on a good snow as well! I used to run a Field Training Exercise out of the Forest Service Maintenance Building right there at Mortimer. That is some really challenging terrain to make students do long range foot movements through, really challenging! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 19, 2012 9:57 pm

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It was ALL ice. Some of the USFS roads weren't too bad where no one or at least few people had been. Where many had driven it was all ice. Here is an F250 on ice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h74uU05Dmec&list=UUNJLy1C1hxNmdHif_dFSV5w&index=17&feature=plcp

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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeThu Jan 19, 2012 11:44 pm

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Southeast Overland wrote:
It was ALL ice. Some of the USFS roads weren't too bad where no one or at least few people had been. Where many had driven it was all ice. Here is an F250 on ice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h74uU05Dmec&list=UUNJLy1C1hxNmdHif_dFSV5w&index=17&feature=plcp

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That was a buddy of mine. His main wheeling rig is a Unimog which isn't exactly ice friendly. That sliding was just the start of the day. I was in the lead and was told that I was sideways more than I was straight.

Here are a couple of photo albums from snow runs last winter. HERE, HERE, and HERE.

And this is all ice...

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PostSubject: nice   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeFri Jan 20, 2012 12:27 am

nice pics..looks like a lot of fun..cant wait to hit some snow...
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PostSubject: blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 1:56 am

so when is the blowing rock run? anybody have a idea as to when a good time would be??
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 10:17 am

I have no knowledge of anywhere to go, but I am definitely willing to follow. I am itching to get off road myself.
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 11:06 am

bigdogdewey2 wrote:
so when is the blowing rock run? anybody have a idea as to when a good time would be??

I'm waiting for some bad weather. The weather has been really warm so far this winter and we are about through January. I meant to order a pair of chains but it looks like I might not even need them.

If snow/ice never hits we can do a fair weather trip but I couldn't fit that in until March probably... The schedule is pretty full.
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeSun Jan 29, 2012 10:21 am

Only thing that's legal in the area in Richland Rd. and a couple gravel rds. The rest is closed down or illegal/private property.

Please stay off private property and practice tread lightly, have fun exploring!
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeSun Jan 29, 2012 10:36 am

lrgrnr wrote:
Only thing that's legal in the area in Richland Rd. and a couple gravel rds. The rest is closed down or illegal/private property.

Please stay off private property and practice tread lightly, have fun exploring!

Don't worry Larry. I only take people on legal roads and trails. If anyone decides to go down an illegal or private road against my instructions then they get left- purdy easy. Southeast Overland has donated a ton of time and money (professional consulting) over the past 4 years to keeping trails open - some we can't even discuss. 1 is a new trail system too. Southeast Overland is also a Tread Lightly business member and soon we will be instructors.
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeSun Jan 29, 2012 10:37 am

And I'm bum around more west to Richland Rd. Last winter Richland Rd was Posted but I believe it wasn't a legal sign. There are pics in the Photo Album on the Southeast Overland website.
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PostSubject: Re: explore blowing rock   explore blowing rock Icon_minitimeSun Jan 29, 2012 10:47 am

I know this Steve, I was just posting in general to the OP.

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And I'm bum around more west to Richland Rd. Last winter Richland Rd was Posted but I believe it wasn't a legal sign. There are pics in the Photo Album on the Southeast Overland website.

Richland is private on both sides of the trail, the main trail is a public road though.
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