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Old November 15th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #41
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I'll be ready in the spring to put some trailer miles on and visit some of these places you talk about.
I understand that the group size needs to stay small, but we sure would like to wheel with people who have some time at these places just to avoid the rookie mistakes and that makes for more fun.
Sometimes we need a hand up or an invitation to step out (or wheel out) of our comfort zone.
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I'll be ready in the spring to put some trailer miles on and visit some of these places you talk about.
I understand that the group size needs to stay small, but we sure would like to wheel with people who have some time at these places just to avoid the rookie mistakes and that makes for more fun.
Sometimes we need a hand up or an invitation to step out (or wheel out) of our comfort zone.
I would recommend going to Flat Nasty for a first park trip. The park is not overly huge and the trail maps are excellent. Tellico and Harlan also has good maps, Windrock however is a little harder to figure out!
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Old November 15th, 2008, 10:18 AM   #43
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Sounds like a call out for new friends. If you don't want to wheel with me anymore I'll find someone else to go with.
Yah, I am just looking for someone who does not puss out at ever ledge we approach!
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Old November 15th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #44
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I've always wanted to go east. I have some old Four Wheeler videos, one was a Bob Hazel led appalachian adventure which started in tellico, went up through PA, then into NH, and Maine, the latter two looked awesome.

I've been hoping to get up to see the trussel park, I was there when Curly was just cutting trails many years ago, but not back since, although we do lots in canada.

Funny about this thread, its kind of started how people have some misconceptions or fears about the south, but its not just the south, but everywhere. I wonder why those people who go south don't go north, except for a preconception that there is nothing but mud.

Canada is beautiful and has some nice trails but not as good as the south.

Dakotas in the spring and sounds like a New England run in the fall.
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Sounds like a call out for new friends. If you don't want to wheel with me anymore I'll find someone else to go with.
I've never wheeled with many of you guys on a more serious level than say the Mounds or upnorth ... and quite frankly after the original post I don't really plan on it.

If this is a "call out" to get people to travel further than their "concieved" capabilities and go wheeling, it's kind of a pompous way to do so. Like Nuzzy said we all started somewhere ... 31" and a locker...

I'm not going to compare how long I've been wheeling or debate on how I've built my rig, but people are at all different levels of the sport. Let be man, let it be.

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Old November 15th, 2008, 10:38 AM   #47
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I would love to do more out of state wheeling. But Cost comes into play alot nowdays. If i have the cash im going to wheel more. If not then i will do what can. I want to go south in a bad way. I just hope things stablize so everyone that enjoys the outdoors has the money to do so.
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I've never wheeled with many of you guys on a more serious level than say the Mounds or upnorth ... and quite frankly after the original post I don't really plan on it.

If this is a "call out" to get people to travel further than their "concieved" capabilities and go wheeling, it's kind of a pompous way to do so. Like Nuzzy said we all started somewhere ... 31" and a locker...

I'm not going to compare how long I've been wheeling or debate on how I've built my rig, but people are at all different levels of the sport. Let be man, let it be.

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I think you misunderstood.
He's not calling anybody out, just encouraging poeple to expand there wheeling destinations.
You don't need a super built rig to wheel and have fun at most of the southern places.
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I've never wheeled with many of you guys on a more serious level than say the Mounds or upnorth ... and quite frankly after the original post I don't really plan on it.

If this is a "call out" to get people to travel further than their "concieved" capabilities and go wheeling, it's kind of a pompous way to do so. Like Nuzzy said we all started somewhere ... 31" and a locker...

I'm not going to compare how long I've been wheeling or debate on how I've built my rig, but people are at all different levels of the sport. Let be man, let it be.

Happy Trails.
The point of this post is point out that down south, you can find trails for whatever level you are currently wheeling at. Alot of ppl seem to be affraid of the south because they see the hardcore pictures and think that is all there is. When in fact 75-80% of all the parks down south are trails for intermidate wheeling. I am saying, stop thinking it is big and scarey and go look at some awesome scenery and trails to challenge any level of skill.
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I've never wheeled with many of you guys on a more serious level than say the Mounds or upnorth ... and quite frankly after the original post I don't really plan on it.

If this is a "call out" to get people to travel further than their "concieved" capabilities and go wheeling, it's kind of a pompous way to do so. Like Nuzzy said we all started somewhere ... 31" and a locker...

I'm not going to compare how long I've been wheeling or debate on how I've built my rig, but people are at all different levels of the sport. Let be man, let it be.

Happy Trails.


I believe the whole purpose of the thread was " don't be intimidated by all of the big boulder crawling pics you see from people like you and others post up from down south. Most of of these parks still have many miles of intermediate trails that anyone with 33's and and one locker can drive or if you want to, push your limits to a new level (within reason I hope). If you are not traveling because you think your rig is not capable then you are missing out of some awesome wheeling with incredible scenery. Not sure why that is pompous but I think you are misinterpreting Brimy311.

...and you better go play on the rocks with me one day.

Also I think Harlan is the best all around parks down south with "hardcore" obstacles that my rig has little chance to make to around a 100 miles of scenic and even sometimes scary two-track (some of of those drop-offs are nerve racking).



Oooops! looks like I was in late again!

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Funny about this thread, its kind of started how people have some misconceptions or fears about the south, but its not just the south, but everywhere. I wonder why those people who go south don't go north, except for a preconception that there is nothing but mud.
Southern girls are prettier and the weather is warmer . . . why would I want to go to Canada
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oh.


The inturpretation of it can go both ways I guess. I had the Mrs. read it too before I posted, but it helps that you can clarify my misunderstanding. Thanks for not chastizing me too bad.


I too think it's neat to see "noobies" expand their capabilities, because I was there once too.


But at the point we're at (wife and I), we're looking to push the limits of our rig, which definitely is not build to "keep up with the Jones". I've led my fair share of trails as a slightly modified rig, helping guys that are in the same shoes I was once in, but now currently wheeling with a group that is self-dependant and self-efficient, which really brings it up a notch when you look at the difficulty of a trail. There's a lot of really tough trails I've wheeled, because of this and yes would have missed out on them had I chose to stick in my "confort" zone.


On the other hand, like some already mentioned, it takes a good chuck of coin to be able to enjoy some of these things and travel to such places. Also helps when you're in a relationship with someone that can enjoy the same sport.


... and YES, at all these places down south, there's enough for everyone. Shoot, we had a rhino wheel with us all day in Harlan. he just took most the bypasses.

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oh.


The inturpretation of it can go both ways I guess. I had the Mrs. read it too before I posted, but it helps that you can clarify my misunderstanding. Thanks for not chastizing me too bad.


I too think it's neat to see "noobies" expand their capabilities, because I was there once too.


But at the point we're at (wife and I), we're looking to push the limits of our rig, which definitely is not build to "keep up with the Jones". I've led my fair share of trails as a slightly modified rig, helping guys that are in the same shoes I was once in, but now currently wheeling with a group that is self-dependant and self-efficient, which really brings it up a notch when you look at the difficulty of a trail. There's a lot of really tough trails I've wheeled, because of this and yes would have missed out on them had I chose to stick in my "confort" zone.


On the other hand, like some already mentioned, it takes a good chuck of coin to be able to enjoy some of these things and travel to such places. Also helps when you're in a relationship with someone that can enjoy the same sport.


... and YES, at all these places down south, there's enough for everyone. Shoot, we had a rhino wheel with us all day in Harlan. he just took most the bypasses.

Now thats a whole differnt thing.
Yes it takes a few hundred bucks to make a trip south. And I know we have alot of younger members here that are still in school or just out of it.

Save for a trip and don't worry to much about putting 10k into your rig before making the journey.
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This is dead on. I cut about 15 corners on my recent FJ build, so that I could affrod to take it wheeling.

90% of the people here could take their jeeps as is to these trails down south. You just need a few hundred bucks, a tent, and some spare parts (so if you break, your trip is not ruined).
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Put me on your invite list and I will go so you can teach/laugh at me LOL
What are all the parks you have wheeled? Your a great example of what I am talking about.
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P.S. I've never been on a wheeling trip with Brimy or Monkeyevil that Daryl wasn't at some point walking around with no pants on.

Just a warning for those that want to go on a trip with us.
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P.S. I've never been on a wheeling trip with Brimy or Monkeyevil that Daryl wasn't at some point walking around with no pants on.

Just a warning for those that want to go on a trip with us.

Oh... if only that wasn't true!
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