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Unread 04-24-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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anybody down for a trip on national topless day? hoping to get some people together and make a stock friendly trip out of it. mabe run shoe creek in the morning and then big levels. will probably run up friday after work and set up camp since yes i will tow my jeep there and then run topless all day saturday. if anybody is down post up and mabe we can get a cara-jeep goin up there

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Unread 04-25-2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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What area are you going to be wheeling in?
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Unread 04-25-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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What area are you going to be wheeling in?
Shoe creek it's right beside crabtree falls almost and also big levels it's at bald mountain overlook about mile post 23 off the blue ridge parkway.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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yea man I'm down I get out of work on Fridays anywhere from 3-4:30. How long of a drive will it be out there? We gonna do a one night event or two?
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Unread 04-25-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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It takes about 3.5 hours more or less depending on speed. We made it there in 2.5 before but last weekend it took 5 haha had women with us. And that sounds good I get off work at 4 unless
I cut out early and I'm planning on staying Friday and Saturday night. Hopefully crabtree meadows isn't full of people so we can camp there for free
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Unread 04-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #6
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You can camp on shoe creek, there are campsites all along the trail.

Big levels was very overgrown up the center "hard" section at the beginning of April. If you don't want pin-striping I would recommend sticking to the switch-back main trail.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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It takes about 3.5 hours more or less depending on speed. We made it there in 2.5 before but last weekend it took 5 haha had women with us. And that sounds good I get off work at 4 unless
I cut out early and I'm planning on staying Friday and Saturday night. Hopefully crabtree meadows isn't full of people so we can camp there for free
Sounds good, I'm down for camping 2 nights. Not always fun to wheel all day then drive home. We can always meet down the road somewhere. If enough people come and we can all meet by me or up 64 a little more then caravan it from there.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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You can camp on shoe creek, there are campsites all along the trail.

Big levels was very overgrown up the center "hard" section at the beginning of April. If you don't want pin-striping I would recommend sticking to the switch-back main trail.
I have no worries about pin-stripping, I've already started my collection
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Unread 04-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #9
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You can camp on shoe creek, there are campsites all along the trail.

Big levels was very overgrown up the center "hard" section at the beginning of April. If you don't want pin-striping I would recommend sticking to the switch-back main trail.
Thanks for the info. I also know a family that had a private trail down the road about 5 miles from the overlook so if they are up there that weekend we can all try it out also

@jeepnation: we can defiantly meet up somewhere hopefully some more people join in on this.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #10
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Sounds good!
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Unread 04-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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Anybody else wanna come? Trying to get a good turn out from this
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Unread 04-27-2012, 05:50 AM   #12
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Where is big levels? I was just at oak ridge and shoe creek isn't far from there?
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Where is big levels? I was just at oak ridge and shoe creek isn't far from there?
Its about 20 min. north of shoe creek. Starts at the bald mountain overlook on blue ridge parkway.

Theres a couple of rocks to play on and a few little mudholes, but its actually pretty boring. Its like a messed up dirt road 90% of the time. I did the whole trail in 2hi until i got stuck in the mudhole. Then i switched to 4 hi. Shoe creek isnt as long of a trail, but theres a few more things to play on.
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Unread 04-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #14
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Its about 20 min. north of shoe creek. Starts at the bald mountain overlook on blue ridge parkway.

Theres a couple of rocks to play on and a few little mudholes, but its actually pretty boring. Its like a messed up dirt road 90% of the time. I did the whole trail in 2hi until i got stuck in the mudhole. Then i switched to 4 hi. Shoe creek isnt as long of a trail, but theres a few more things to play on.
hes got it right^^ theyre both extremely easy trails but we may have a couple stock guys with us and were just going to have fun and try not to break anything
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Unread 04-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #15
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Agreed, nothin wrong with enjoying the scenery and the outdoors. I'm just hoping for good weather and a full day out on the trails
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