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2017 Black Mountain EF trip May 19-21

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by Four0Sport, October 26, 2016.

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    1. Four0Sport

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      I have been a member since 2004 and have yet to attend a trail ride or a meet with anyone from the forum. I plan on changing that, but I need your help.

      Join us May 19-21 2017 at Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area for three days of camping, wheeling, story telling and good times. Black Mountain does require a pass and the Putney trailhead has a camping fee. You can view these prices and registration form on the links below.

      http://www.harlancountycampground.com/

      http://www.blackmountainoffroad.com/

      Feel free to share this to any who would be interested.

      If you plan on making the trip please add your name to the list below.

      Attending:
      Four0Sport (Jack)
      Gman
      Burns
      Birdy
      5spdman



      Maybe:
       
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    3. Four0Sport

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      If you are ever near southern WV check out Hatfield McCoy trail systems Bearwallow Offroad park. Re-Grand Opening Memorial weekend 2017.

       
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      Always wanted to go to Harlan Adventure park, after seeing their park online. I do believe that is destination I can make and reasonable for others in the mid-west to the east coast regions. I do not believe a trip to Moab in 2017 will happen for me, and a closer destination (cheaper) would be feasible.

      Let's try to make this happen! :)
       
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      Lets stick with Harlan, now we need to figure out a date. I will be busy memorial day weekend as I am guessing Harlan will too.
       
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      I'd likely be in. Been planning to hit a big park or 2 next year.
       
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      I was at Dirty Turtle in Bedford Kentucky this summer and highly recommend it :)

      ..just sharing and giving a bump for your thread ;)
       
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      I've driven past the turtle a few times but never stopped.. ill have to change that.

      I can smell the Kentucky mist and taste grilled brats already. I kinda gotta thing for wheeling and camping.

      Ideas on dates?
       
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      you were 6 hours away from me and didn't tell me? ugh. lol
       
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      Last minute a Race car driver called me up and asked me to go...said all I had to do was ride in the passenger seat,I couldn't pass that up. :burnout:

      Any chance I get to go all the way out there again, you can bet I'm doing it...my kind of people. ;)
       
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      April or may would be my preference as June and July are out the question for me. I would also be down for a fall run and planned on hitting Uwharrie then too.
       
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      Mid to end of May sounds good. Whichever weekend isn't crazy jammed packed. lol
       
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      BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! I have not been out in five or more year! That needs to end.

      I plan to be there and would love to check out Black Mountain!

      Can I propose two dates: May 19-21 or May 26-28? (Does that count to how much I want to be there?
       
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      I'm going to suggest May 19-21 as to miss the Memorial Day weekend crowd. I will get in touch with the Putney Trailhead to see if they have a schedule for next year yet.

      Itll be good to finally meet you guys.
       
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      No events planned that weekend at Harlan, so lets go with May 19-21.

      I informed the owner of the Putney Trailhead that I would be bringing a group from Explorerforum.com, I may have bragged about how big of a deal we are lol
       
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      Info for the trailhead in Putney..

      http://www.harlancountycampground.com/

      Yes you will need to pay a fee per vehicle and for use of the campground. They offer 30 day permits if you do not plan on coming back multiple times in the year.
       
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      I'm with gman...Moab isn't in the picture this year, but a trip 7 hrs south is extremely do-able...at this point, count me in!
       
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      Awesome!! :)
       
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      Four0Sport would it be ok for me to rename the thread since a location is specific and edit your first post to start a list of those who can come. Just get organized early.
       
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      I changed it up a little, feel free to tweak it Burns.
       
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      You nailed it!

      I am in the Philippines now and will be in Singapore for the rest of the month. I am excited to see who is coming when I get back to the states.
       
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      I'm 90% in. I am not planning on camping and am looking for suggestions on areas nearby to stay and park my truck and trailer. My ranger is street legal and can drive on thy hwy no problem (well at least on the way there haha)
       
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      There are a few hotels close to the trailhead, I believe they list some on the blackmountainoffroad website.

      The camping really isn't that bad.. the main lot by the trailhead office has a large pavilion with bathrooms and showers.. private. electric is available also.
       
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      If I trailer, I will camp. I actually enjoy it, and prefer it. It's fun to hang out with the group around a campfire until wee hours of the night, and crawl to the tent whenever. lol

      ATM, I do not have that capability, so a Hotel stay would work better, to keep the rig from being weighed down for that trip.
       
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      there are cabins available at the trailhead
       
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