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Old 04-04-2017, 11:32 AM
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I was at Big Creek today scouting what trails we will be riding.. That Trooper is PIMPtastic!! haha
Yeah it's pretty sweet. It has heated seats, a HUGE moon roof, "automatic" 4wd and a V6. Not sure how much nicer it could be. Pretty sure a black light would light that thing up. Even with bald tires the little beast made it down a few trails for some night time training scenarios.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:35 PM
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Does anyone know if the proposed new "Lake View" trail is open?
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:03 PM
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Does anyone know if the proposed new "Lake View" trail is open?
Not even close
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:56 PM
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thats ridiculous....i mean, don't get me wrong, I am glad the trails that are there are available for us to use. I just wish they wouldn't "tease" us with a new trail and then let it take several years to complete. just get a freakin' bobcat and make the trail already. Hell ... i will do it if they provide the bobcat!
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:50 AM
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thats ridiculous....i mean, don't get me wrong, I am glad the trails that are there are available for us to use. I just wish they wouldn't "tease" us with a new trail and then let it take several years to complete. just get a freakin' bobcat and make the trail already. Hell ... i will do it if they provide the bobcat!
I guess the next time you're out there for a volunteer day or going to one of the annual meetings you can offer this up as a solution. It's really annoying when people who are no involved and don't understand how hard some people work to just keep the existing trails open make statements like this. At this point with all the idiots out there treating this place like it's their own thrashing place with no regard for preservation or maintenance. We are just lucky there are still any trails to use yet be able to expand them.
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I guess the next time you're out there for a volunteer day or going to one of the annual meetings you can offer this up as a solution. It's really annoying when people who are no involved and don't understand how hard some people work to just keep the existing trails open make statements like this. At this point with all the idiots out there treating this place like it's their own thrashing place with no regard for preservation or maintenance. We are just lucky there are still any trails to use yet be able to expand them.
Dude... I live 7 hours away. Believe me.... if I lived closer I would help a lot. I know people work hard to keep the trails going. Chill out.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:09 PM
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Hmm, maybe you should chill out. Let's look at how you started your response.

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thats ridiculous....
I find a lot of things ridiculous. The fact that we are struggling to keep trails open is not one of those. But I do find ridiculous is how people come to a public park pay $5 and think they own the place and can tear it up, knock down barriers and create by passes at will. Then they bitch about trails being closed and no new trails being open.

I'm not saying you or your friends have done any of those things. But your statement above indicates that you don't understand the amount of effort that goes into just maintaining the trails yet along opening a new one. How are they supposed to open up a new one when there is not enough money or man power to simply maintain what is already open.
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I find a lot of things ridiculous. The fact that we are struggling to keep trails open is not one of those. But I do find ridiculous is how people come to a public park pay $5 and think they own the place and can tear it up, knock down barriers and create by passes at will. Then they bitch about trails being closed and no new trails being open.

I'm not saying you or your friends have done any of those things. But your statement above indicates that you don't understand the amount of effort that goes into just maintaining the trails yet along opening a new one. How are they supposed to open up a new one when there is not enough money or man power to simply maintain what is already open.
Man... my bad. I didn't mean to cause a stink. I respect the land I wheel on... I tread lightly... and I pack out more than I went in with. I apologize, maybe we can hang out around the fire!
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Just hope the wind won't be as bad as it is over here. Will be en route within the hour
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:14 AM
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How bad did the trails get?
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:33 AM
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Trails dried up pretty quickly but rain earlier in the week helped keep the dust down
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:30 PM
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That's good then. Hate I missed this one. Had planned to go but my wife couldn't get off work.
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:04 PM
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Very fun weekend - camping was tight but the trails were great.

The Jeep guys all wanted to know what the hell the big blue thing was - it made all their trucks look like toys (until the battery died).

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Old 04-14-2017, 05:57 PM
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It was really neat how many modified LR3/4s were at Uwharrie this year. I think they outnumbered the D2's by a significant margin. I didn't get an exact count but I think there were over 20 LRs there.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:39 AM
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Very fun weekend - camping was tight but the trails were great.
Glad we were able to get a campsite next to you guys. The USFS designating the grasses area no camping really sucks. Think people have been parking and camping there since I started coming to Uwharrie. That along with their pestering on Saturday night makes me wonder if they shouldn't start looking for other group campsites for future events
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Glad we were able to get a campsite next to you guys. The USFS designating the grasses area no camping really sucks. Think people have been parking and camping there since I started coming to Uwharrie. That along with their pestering on Saturday night makes me wonder if they shouldn't start looking for other group campsites for future events
Before this event was even over we already had something in the works for next year.

We were able to confirm next years dates along with a new and BIGGER campsite location (still in Uwharrie), new sponsors and new trails to run! CROC will be partnering withe UORTC to make this happen. This should help resolve some of the issues we were having with the group campsite. The NF is really cracking down on alcohol even at campsites. So camping on private land next year should take care of that issue. Obviously alcohol on the trails is still illegal. But the new venue should make things a lot more fun!
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:11 PM
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:22 PM
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How can the NF crack down on legal alcohol consumption by legal adults?
Not supposed to have booze in any NF. In my experience they usually overlook it unless you're acting up but I guess that's no longer the case at Uwharrie. Anyways, glad there are plans for a new campsite next year
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