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Unread 10-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #16
vanillathrilla
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I'm a local. Boblett's Gap is a nice scenic fire road. It's pretty rutted out now, and there are a few places where you'll need 4wd.. It was pretty overgrown the last time I was out there, but it tends to be nicer in the fall like it is now when the leaves are changing colors. Pott's is cool, but definitely not stock friendly and not somewhere you'd want to go without someone who's got some experience there (and recovery gear)...

Broad Run is along the same lines as Boblett's Gap where it's mainly scenic with some water crossings. You have to be careful not to explore onto other peoples property... Unfortunately people ruined that concept over the years. If you take the Wilderness Road on 311, that eventually turns into Broad Run, which brings you back out to 311. It's a fun way to spend an hour or two and take in some scenery and maybe some wildlife.

I've been overhauling my TJ lately.. New battery over the last weekend, new radiator, thermostat, and now new rear brake lines unexpectedly. As soon as I get done with that, I'd love to get back out there if you want to run it sometime with me.

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Unread 10-13-2013, 04:01 PM   #17
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I'm a local. Boblett's Gap is a nice scenic fire road. It's pretty rutted out now, and there are a few places where you'll need 4wd.. It was pretty overgrown the last time I was out there, but it tends to be nicer in the fall like it is now when the leaves are changing colors. Pott's is cool, but definitely not stock friendly and not somewhere you'd want to go without someone who's got some experience there (and recovery gear)...

Broad Run is along the same lines as Boblett's Gap where it's mainly scenic with some water crossings. You have to be careful not to explore onto other peoples property... Unfortunately people ruined that concept over the years. If you take the Wilderness Road on 311, that eventually turns into Broad Run, which brings you back out to 311. It's a fun way to spend an hour or two and take in some scenery and maybe some wildlife.

I've been overhauling my TJ lately.. New battery over the last weekend, new radiator, thermostat, and now new rear brake lines unexpectedly. As soon as I get done with that, I'd love to get back out there if you want to run it sometime with me.
If you take a right on Broad Run off of Wilderness Rd you go over the mountain and into Botetourt Co. Its a nice drive up through there. Bobletts is a fun short trail. There is a off-road park opening in Montgomery Co soon if all goes right with things. Stay tuned
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Unread 10-13-2013, 06:46 PM   #18
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If you take a right on Broad Run off of Wilderness Rd you go over the mountain and into Botetourt Co. Its a nice drive up through there. Bobletts is a fun short trail. There is a off-road park opening in Montgomery Co soon if all goes right with things. Stay tuned
Where does that eventually come out when you go right onto Broad Run?

The first time I went out there by myself, I made the mistake of turning right and driving for quite a ways.. I ended up running into a hunter and asking if I needed to turn around to get to 311 or if I would eventually come out somewhere.. my gas light had just come on, and I was a little nervous :-D
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Unread 10-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #19
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Where does that eventually come out when you go right onto Broad Run?

The first time I went out there by myself, I made the mistake of turning right and driving for quite a ways.. I ended up running into a hunter and asking if I needed to turn around to get to 311 or if I would eventually come out somewhere.. my gas light had just come on, and I was a little nervous :-D
You will wind up in Daleville near LBHS. I can not remember the twists and turns though. Just turn on you nav system and let it guide you out to Daleville
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