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George Washington Nation Forest Run, 9/24/11

Discussion in 'Offroad 4x4 Runs Planning and Discussion' started by unclemeat, August 5, 2011.

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  1. unclemeat

    unclemeat Well-Known Member

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    These are the only pics I can find right now. They are from a trip in Spring 2006.

    pic 1 is near the end of the trail, the biggest creek crossing

    pic 2 is an easy section of the trail

    pic 3 is a better representation of the first 2/3s of the trail

    pic 4 is tthe end of the trail at Bald Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway

    I will see if I can find some other pics
     

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  3. Wills05xlt4x4

    Wills05xlt4x4 Elite Explorer

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    I'll be bringing my dog again also she doesn't like guns but she will get over it lol
     
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    O yea it will be a planned shoot not like im just shootn guns off like wild bill
     
  5. Wills05xlt4x4

    Wills05xlt4x4 Elite Explorer

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    I may bring a few what you bringing I may just bring the s&w .40
     
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    I just built some guns.im going to bring my ak. 308 and my ak.223 and maybe some other little ones but those two need to be tested and shot;)
     
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    Sweet I'd love to try them out I've been wanting a .308 AK
     
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    Okay, so I'm going to ask for the 24th off at the beginning of next week...

    As I've only been working with these guys for a couple weeks.. we'll see how THAT goes :p:
     
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    Got plenty of notice time.
     
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    So what's the plan for camping?wanna camp Fri or just sat?and where?i say just camp at the lake/park so it would be a good spot for everyone to met up at.
     
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    Man that's a far drive and then to wheel all day and drive back same day.me and will are camping and prob xeek. You should just stay one night and hang out
     
  12. unclemeat

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    The exit off 64 is just past or right at Afton Mountian, just past Charlottesville. Then it is like a 10-minute to Coal Road, which is very close to Shrando Lake. The trail head is 7.0-miles down Coal Road (graded gravel). IMO the best place to camp is like 1/4 to 1/2mile up the trail, it is rough camping it is in the Forest.

    Day tripping from the west side of Richmond is not to bad, about 6 to 7-hours riding total.

    You can camp at Shrando Lake (State), or Misty Mountian Campground (private), and they have cabins.

    Saturday, we were planning to camp at Spikes place in Nelson County. He has a well, some trails, and the James River. Although, if you plan to run Shoe Creek on Sunday, you may want to camp at the end of Stoney Run. There are some good campsites there.
     
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    Who is we?and who is spikes?im wanting to go up Fri and set up camp first before wheeling.im not wanting to camp on the trail and really don't wanna set up camp Fri and move camp sites on sat but would like for all of us to camp together.im thinking the lake would be best.
     
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    Do you know the exit #? how about a lat/long for the meetup point...at the trailhead maybe?

     
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    Not too bad a drive for us in N.VA, about the same time as from Richmond. I might bring out some camping gear in case plans change though.
     
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    wow. jd assuming im going :p
    id say what, 150 miles up there? richmond is 100, and i know this place isnt that far from there.

    i dont really want to bring the diesel, its way to large for this crap. and i bought the diesel to tow the exploder for this kind of stuff.

    if i can get my new tires on the diesel and sell the old set in time to get 3.73s and shocks to put the exploders 4" front lift on, i can do it. if i cant then i dunno
     
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    then when we get there we'll pop the front driveshaft and put it in 4lo
     
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    the gears aint nothin, jds old ones :p
    the lift and getting shocks are what im worried about. i have the lift in the living room and i dont have shocks yet


    jd, to even try to make this, im gonna need your help with the lift
     
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    what are theese "shocks" you speak of ive never needed one on my truck lol
    -edit all i should have is the 1.5 body lift and 32's and ill most likely have the sway bars unhooked
     
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    what are sway bars? :p
     
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    I thought you said you was in for this till i looked back over it and didn't see you posting so i texted you.you don't need any of this stuff to go.im going in two wheel;)i was just joking around about you bring the diesel to drag me up the trail,that was before i was going or seen pics of the trail.
     

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