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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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...
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.
I'm just here for the gasoline. --Max
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.