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Unread 01-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #16
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Slick Rock is private property.

That whole side trail (from the "big" camp site) is ILLEGAL.

The VA Dept. Forestry put the tank traps there to keep people out.

They will confiscate your vehicle after they fine you.

Please stay on the main trail
Thanks for the heads up wilywillie. I can't remember where I heard it but I remember hearing that before, that slick rock was private property but I was told the owner allows people to go there as long as people don't leave trash or "mess up the place". Does that have any truth to it? It's not worth losing my jeep over ya know what I mean?! LOL thanks again for the heads up and info

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Unread 01-06-2013, 10:49 PM   #17
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tank traps??
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:35 AM   #18
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yeah, please enlighten us with the "tank traps". Thats a new one on me too. Just a fyi for those in the area as well...this year, Potts Mtn was open until last weekend (Jan 6). I know quit a few folks that thought that Potts closes around rifle season, but not this year, and I cant speak for last year, not sure. I wheeled up there Sat. with a few buddies with 3" or so snow and ice on the ground. We had a blast...
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:45 AM   #19
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large piles of dirt at trail head / end that give notice that the trail is closed, almost always with a "no vehicle usage past this point sign".

with the right vehicle, you could get over them, but you definitely know you are not supposed to proceed past that point.


tank trap would be to keep "tanks" from traveling any further in a war environment.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 07:37 AM   #20
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like to hit up the shoe creek trail this weeknd if anyone interested.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #21
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I might be when you plan on going?

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Unread 01-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #22
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large piles of dirt at trail head / end that give notice that the trail is closed, almost always with a "no vehicle usage past this point sign".
If not posted, they don't mean anything.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 07:42 PM   #23
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If not posted, they don't mean anything.
That's why people seem to always go up that route....there's nothing posted! I only know because I ran into the Forestry Law Enforcement one time I was on the main trail.

I played the "devil's advocate" with them, explaining how people don't know it's private, it's not posted ANYWHERE, etc....and their response was that people should be able to tell from looking at the blazes on tree trunks, or recognizing that the tank traps/mounds are a deterrent...there aren't even orange ribbons!

I'm just trying to give a heads up....trails get closed when people abuse them

Has anybody wondered about the way they do Uwharrie, in North Carolina? An annual pass, for not too much money, I think would help offset the cost of marking and maintaining our trails in Virginia...Just a thought.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 01:09 PM   #24
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Pass. More government involvement is never a good thing.

I'm with you though on the importance of a concerted effort between responsible wheelers to keep our trails open.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #25
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I've done all of Shoe Creek in a bone stock 98 XJ. It took 4 people to hold my jeep down from flipping over but hell I made it. I've also done it with my XJ on 35's and lockers etc. I'll be taking my TJ soon if it is legal.






Was much easier in my lifted 99 XJ
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Unread 01-29-2013, 07:45 PM   #26
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I've been to Shoe Creek a half a dozen times and have no idea where this picture was taken. Please enlighten.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 08:48 PM   #27
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Unless that's the "rock garden" that I've heard of, which is also illegal to go to I believe, ive never seen anything like that at shoe creek! Lol it would be awesome tho, that looks hella fun!
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #28
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Don't forget, guys...these trails are part of the "National Forest" system. For better or worse, the government already owns and controls them...
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Unread 02-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #29
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id really like to go here some day..
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Unread 02-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #30
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I've been to Shoe Creek a half a dozen times and have no idea where this picture was taken. Please enlighten.
i believe that is Dictum Ridge over near Harrisonburg
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