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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. boominXplorer

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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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  3. Four0Sport

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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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    We have not decided what we will do yet. Most likely we will either rent a cabin or hotel stay.
     
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    I'll have my trusty single person tent and sleeping bag. I pack lighter and lighter every trip. Eventually I'll be laying on a towel under a branch.
     
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    This may be a better idea for us too, like to try something a little different, and it's on the way to my sisters in upstate New York, where we were planning on going next year anyway! Combining two trips in one would be a big plus! I'm going to see if I can make this all happen, I'm going to say yes for now.
     
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    image.jpeg Gearing up for the trip, this upgrade should help. Replacing 36" tsl's with 38.5" tsl BOGGERS!
     
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    Oh My! 35's are going to look stock, compared you guys. lol
     
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    I'm definitely on the hunt for 37s after Christmas. I will probably remove my bed for the trip and just have my toolbox and spare mounted to the frame. That way I can avoid SOME body damage and keep up.
     
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    I still have boxes full of parts for my 'winter' upgrades.. I need to get on the ball.
     
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    Got my front leafs changed and steering redone so it won't break again like it did last year going up hamburger hill! Put in leafs from a 3/4 ton ram to eliminate the extreme and scary body roll on off camber situations, hoping I don't lose all my flex, but I guess I can always take out a leaf. Just have to order the last two tires and I'll be ready!
     
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    :eek:I hope they have some D35 friendly trails there, or I am just going to be a spectator in the 94 Ex.
     
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    Railbed is totally doable for you, lots of other trails too. You might have to jump in the passenger seat though and experience a little 'rock rub' with me
     
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    Looking at reserving a spot, does anyone have anything reserved yet?
     
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    Not yet. I contracted a major exterior construction job, starting in 10 days, and going to go right into June. I need to see how the first month goes and make sure we are on track and the job is running smoothly, so I can get away for this. If all looks well, then I will make the reservations in March. I'm sure it will all be good, but I am just being on the safe side. :)
     
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    Had a friend call to reserve a cabin and he said they were going fast... just an FYI
     

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