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GWNF Campout over MLK Weekend

Postby Hack » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:38 pm

A few of us are planning a Campout in GWNF over MLK weekend. This is intended to be a get together to renew friendships and celebrate the life of Squatch who passed last April. We'll probably do some light wheeling if the weather cooperates, but that won't be the focus of the trip. We are planning to stay in Hone Quarry, which gives us access to toilets and fire pits.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/rec ... ecid=73759
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Re: GWNF Campout over MLK Weekend

Postby TonkaToy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:51 pm

I'm in!

From previous trips, anyone planning to attend, be prepared for snow camping. Sometimes the ground is dry, but more than once we have been camping on 6-8" of snow. It is a lot of fun if you are prepared for it. I will be driving "Ox" (my F250) w/ my new project camper on the back. Looking forward to a shakedown run to see how the camper does, and see what needs attention. I have only done minimal testing so far of the systems, so nothing like trial by fire (or ice as the case maybe).

Weather and trail access permitting, we will make a run to the top of Flagpole Knob Saturday. This is normally a fire road that can easily be run in 2wd, but in winter we have been stopped in the past due to snow drifts sometimes 24" deep. We will have to see what conditions are like.

I'm excited and look forward to seeing some old faces, and maybe meeting some new ones. Going to be strange not having Squatch with us, but I bet he will be there in spirit...
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Re: GWNF Campout over MLK Weekend

Postby TonkaToy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:20 pm

Just heard that Smitty is also coming.
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Re: GWNF Campout over MLK Weekend

Postby Hack » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:26 pm

I am in NC this week trying to help deal with JoeD’s stuff not sure I’ll be ready for a trip MLK. But I’ll try.
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RIP: 1988 Troop 2.6L 5spd. Burnt valve(s). Damaged frame. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1998 4WD Rodeo, Auto, 3.2L -- Ruined by Daughter #1 with Russian assistance. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1989 Troop 2.6L 5spd --- Stripped of all good parts. Body and rotted frame sent to the crusher.
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Re: GWNF Campout over MLK Weekend

Postby Hack » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:03 pm

Sorry guys. Can't get my stuff together with the snow and Hitch. So I'm out.
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RIP: 1988 Troop 2.6L 5spd. Burnt valve(s). Damaged frame. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1998 4WD Rodeo, Auto, 3.2L -- Ruined by Daughter #1 with Russian assistance. Parted out. Sent to crusher.
RIP: 1989 Troop 2.6L 5spd --- Stripped of all good parts. Body and rotted frame sent to the crusher.
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Re: GWNF Campout over MLK Weekend

Postby Shabba » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 pm

I make no promises, but I am going to consider the trip. I imagine we are going to have a good ride (five and dime, maybe even the Blue Ridge Pkway) next weekend here in RVA what with the possibility of a 60 degree day on Saturday, but if not, I'd be in and the '86 is about 90% ready for something like this.
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Re: GWNF Campout over MLK Weekend

Postby TonkaToy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:34 pm

Well, this trip is a bust for me too. In between the weather (forecast says rain Saturday. snow Saturday night, ice Sunday) up on the mountain, possibly having to work Sunday. Now my wife has been notified that they need her to work at the hospital Sunday.

We will reschedule as soon as possible, but February isn't looking good from what I see foretasted.
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Re: GWNF Campout over MLK Weekend

Postby Med!c » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:32 pm

What do you guys think about making a trip on Memorial day weekend?
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