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#120 of 139 Uwharrie Again
Apr 30, 2003 (3:12 am)
A group of trucks from NY/NJ will be caravanning down on Friday night. We plan to wheel saturday and maybe sunday morning. Post up for more details.
Apr 30, 2003 (6:09 am)
how long is the drive from NY/NJ?
Apr 30, 2003 (6:18 am)
It's about 550 miles from Staten Island. You can mapquest it to Eldorado, NC or Troy, NC.
Apr 30, 2003 (7:29 am)
I'm out...if I could do it Friday-Sunday I might be able to swing it, but I am down to only 4 days left this year outside of scheduled vacations. Any 3 day weekends won't be for me
#124 of 139 I hear yah
Apr 30, 2003 (7:31 am)
Well plan on a 3 day weekend next April and/or Oct Generally we do a big east coast event at uwharrie for a 3 day weekend in Oct and April every year.
Apr 30, 2003 (9:50 am)
I will be up for a paragon trip if there is ever another one?
#126 of 139 Uwharrie October 11 -12 2003
Oct 08, 2003 (11:32 am)
Is there going to be a get together? Where to meet? I will be driving out Saturday and returning home very late Saturday night due to other Sunday stuff already scheduled. How early will people start arriving Saturday? Is there a particular place to meet?
#127 of 139 I won't be there but
Oct 08, 2003 (11:40 am)
Everyone is arriving Thurs night/Friday AM running trails on Friday and Saturday. Usually the first run of the day is between 9-10am departure from Arrowhead campground. They'll be staying there. Sat night they are doing a pig roast.
#128 of 139 Uwharrie Oct 10 -12 2003
Oct 09, 2003 (4:07 am)
The weather has been rain for two days, but they say it will just be cloudy on Friday, small chance of rain Saturday. It has been a cool wet year, lots of fast green growth, lots of soft soil, and it's peak season for an expected bumpercrop of CopperHead snakes.
#129 of 139 Uwharie OCtober 11
Oct 13, 2003 (12:56 pm)
I finally went there. We arrived with the whole family, 5 seats filled in the Trooper at around 5:30 pm Saturday night. We had a lot of other stuff to do that day at home.
Upon arrival, I asked for directions to a fun not too dangerous trail that we could do before dark. In a half hour I had 6 other rigs and me headed toward "SlagPile" I think that it the name. The track was muddy, but the rain had stopped early that morning. I was very impressed with the number and height of the burms to go over. There were several places where the group stopped a while: A big rock photo op, a foot deep mud wallow with a 45 degree rise coming out, a deep pit in the center with steep sloped sides and trees very close, and a few steep spots with boulders in the middle.
My bone stock 5-spd 2001 Trooper-S with Bridgestone AT-REVOs 255/16 size did pretty well. I never spun the tires since I never lost traction too badly, I did slide sideways in a few places thankfully the slides were predictable so I was ready for them.
I wished for my OME springs and extra 1.5 inches of clearance under the middle. I also could have made good use of a larger size tire.
There was a Jeep CJ with MS stree tires that the group was very concerned about getting stuck so they put him between two of the bigger better equipped trucks to be able to pull him through. There was noone concerned about my Trooper making it through, except my wife and kids that is.
Uwharie was a lot of fun and only 2 hrs away. For the kids to get to bed we headed home at 8:30 right when we emerged from the trail. Including a stop at Golden Corral in Asheboro we made it home by 11:30pm.
Was anyone else on this discussion there this weekend?