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Unread 02-25-2013, 02:43 AM   #466
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is shoe creek open year round? thinking about going up there this weekend or next.

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Unread 02-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #467
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is shoe creek open year round? thinking about going up there this weekend or next.
It is.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:54 AM   #468
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I'm new to these trails so is there a fee or something at Shoe Creek?
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Unread 02-28-2013, 08:52 AM   #469
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I'm new to these trails so is there a fee or something at Shoe Creek?
Only Peter's Mill & Taskers Gap have a fee.

Other privately owned parks will also have fees.

All other trails are free as long as they are open to the public.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #470
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Shoe creek is open and free to drive across , but this time of year the backside of the mountain will have thick ice over the trail in places. Be very prepared if your heading up there in the near future..

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Unread 05-17-2013, 09:07 AM   #471
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Unread 05-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #472
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Hay Everyone here is a good one for ya with in a 2 hr drive June 1st The Dick Myers Jeep Jam 2013 in Harrisonburg VA

Here is the Link to Pre-Register fill out the form now and you should get a call from them on Monday morning to Register.

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Unread 05-28-2013, 05:27 PM   #473
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Maps

I would be interested in maps. I was up at Shoe creek today. Anyone heading out between now and sun morning let me know. XJsportG let me know about the maps. Any info will help me. A friend of mine told me about shoe creek and i have been looking for other places. Thanks
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Unread 06-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #474
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I would be interested in maps.
DeLorme Atlases are a sure bet. (ADC doesn't make paper maps anymore, rooster-suckers)
Check on Jeep Forum regional Virginia, and the only sticky is an interactive map that one of our own made (Matt?). Rt. 56 and Perkins Mill Rd. are the two ends of Shoe Creek Trail (aka Crabtree Falls)
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Unread 07-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #475
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Hey guys, got a few questions.

The Mrs wants to go on a just-us weekender trip. She is very much down for scenic drives. I, of course, am trying to squeeze in a little wheeling. What I am wondering is whats the story about Stony Run Jeep Trail, Bald Mountain Trail, etc. I want to shack up in hotel for the weekend, go for nice summer drive that is scenic for her and off pavement for me. Basically, what (AND WHERE) can I go that is not Potts, Flagpole, or Shoe Creek? Been around those parts plenty. I'll be alone, though-that bothers her more than me. LOL I don't think there are too crazy trails out there other than that stretch of Potts, but even some mud would be cool.

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Hey guys, got a few questions.

The Mrs wants to go on a just-us weekender trip. She is very much down for scenic drives. I, of course, am trying to squeeze in a little wheeling. What I am wondering is whats the story about Stony Run Jeep Trail, Bald Mountain Trail, etc. I want to shack up in hotel for the weekend, go for nice summer drive that is scenic for her and off pavement for me. Basically, what (AND WHERE) can I go that is not Potts, Flagpole, or Shoe Creek? Been around those parts plenty. I'll be alone, though-that bothers her more than me. LOL I don't think there are too crazy trails out there other than that stretch of Potts, but even some mud would be cool.

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that is also called the big levels area. if you look at the map, there is a "straight" path up the mountain, and a path with switchbacks. straight path is harder, the switchbacks path is more of a scenic drive.
starting at the north end is going "up" the mountain.

2 vehicles of us spent 3 days camping there last summer. NOONE else came through the trail. no phone signals up there though.
its a very long walk to get help

FYI.. something has happened to the Virginia Legal OHV Trails google map.
alot of points / trails have dissapeared.
looks like google made some change...
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Unread 07-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #477
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that is also called the big levels area. if you look at the map, there is a "straight" path up the mountain, and a path with switchbacks. straight path is harder, the switchbacks path is more of a scenic drive.
starting at the north end is going "up" the mountain.

2 vehicles of us spent 3 days camping there last summer. NOONE else came through the trail. no phone signals up there though.
its a very long walk to get help

FYI.. something has happened to the Virginia Legal OHV Trails google map.
alot of points / trails have dissapeared.
looks like google made some change...
Sounds awesome, where is this "straight path up the mountain" start? Have you an interstate exit, intersection, google map screen cap?

Gotta find a local hotel!
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Unread 07-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #478
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Sounds awesome, where is this "straight path up the mountain" start? Have you an interstate exit, intersection, google map screen cap?

Gotta find a local hotel!
use the google map on page 1 of this thread
here is the beginning at coal road

copy this into the google maps search box :
37.983192,-79.073757
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Unread 07-07-2013, 01:22 PM   #479
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OK I gotcha I follow that south and into the Bald Mountain Trail? Are there any trail markings, it looks sweet but super easy to get lost getting back to/from the Blue Ridge Parkway...
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OK I gotcha I follow that south and into the Bald Mountain Trail? Are there any trail markings, it looks sweet but super easy to get lost getting back to/from the Blue Ridge Parkway...
get this map and a compass or GPS
cant go wrong

http://www.natgeomaps.com/ti_789
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