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Unread 03-09-2009, 09:12 PM   #31
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if you're looking for a place to stay, i just rented a cabin at Crabtree Falls campground. they have 3 cabins left. they're around $50./ night. The cabins are heated, as well as hot showers...

She said they're about 20 min to Oak Ridge..

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We're staying there too. Thanks for the heads up. Be there Thursday morning sometime.

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Unread 03-09-2009, 10:30 PM   #32
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Anyone else going to this? Three from our club will be there.
Hey Mike,

We wheel with The Lost Jeepers, look for us, we'll have about 25 vehicles or so. I'll be in the yellow TJ though 'stead of my YJ.

To answer your other question from the event page, there's around 200 vehicles registered.

Look forward to meeting you.

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Unread 03-09-2009, 10:35 PM   #33
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Weather Forecast

This is what I got from the National Weather Service (NOAA):

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...ield2=-78.9014

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Looks good ! We're gonna have a blast!

Be well,
Richard

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Unread 03-10-2009, 04:59 AM   #34
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Hey Mike,

We wheel with The Lost Jeepers, look for us, we'll have about 25 vehicles or so. I'll be in the yellow TJ though 'stead of my YJ.

To answer your other question from the event page, there's around 200 vehicles registered.

Look forward to meeting you.

Be well,
Richard
See you there - we'll have a black TJ Sahara (us), yellow and blue TJ (U of M), and a green JK.

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Unread 03-10-2009, 04:52 PM   #35
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checking out the camping gear and the heaters stuff now.... time to start getting excited. My dad and I are going to set up camp around 4 ish so if you see a a black and blue 7 with a green chevy come on over and say hey! going to try to find a "quieter" spot to set up the tent... you know how well a 70 year old tolerates those damn teens and all their boom box music all night long....

Yall rock and yes Richard, some day there will be a run with lost jeepers! After all I'm still unafiliated...
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Unread 03-10-2009, 07:32 PM   #36
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Who's going to be game for a Shoe Creek run on Thursday some time?
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Unread 03-10-2009, 08:43 PM   #37
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Yall rock and yes Richard, some day there will be a run with lost jeepers! After all I'm still unafiliated...
We need to do something about that. Mark your calender now, Saturday, July 11th, Lost Jeepers July Bash, Evington, 6 miles South of Rt. 460 on Leesville Road. You'll get a flyer with your packet at the Wheel - In. Hopefully, I can get you to ride with us before then though .

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Who's going to be game for a Shoe Creek run on Thursday some time?
Man, I probably have to work a half day.....

I don't mean any offense, as I have no idea how you wheel. Word of advice: Stay on the main trails, and definitely stay off the large rock garden 1/2 way through or anything else that's Posted for that matter .

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Unread 03-10-2009, 09:02 PM   #38
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It's been a while since I've been through there. Looking more to take some photos than to try anything risky. I enjoy the non-paved rugged road.

Are you working the front half or rear half of the day?
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Unread 03-10-2009, 09:03 PM   #39
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Oh yea, and who is they?
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Unread 03-10-2009, 09:06 PM   #40
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Front half, then help out at the event in the afternoon, would of been cool to get a morning run in though, hoping to get there by 4 worst case.....

Game Wardens, there has been talk lately that the Forestry Department is considering making Shoe Creek into a Private Road, as the few that "can't seem to read" are ruining it for those of us that can, lol, and do follow rules. The road through is public now, but all the property on both sides is private, and the landowners are pushing for it.

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Unread 03-11-2009, 04:52 AM   #41
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Well I hope it stays public - is there still the rest area a little ways in?(seems like it was parking for the falls or something)

Anyhow, we wheel like we have to drive home 500 miles when we're done, because we do.(strictly legal of course)
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Unread 03-11-2009, 11:03 AM   #42
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Well, I'm off the rest of today and all day tomorrow, so I'm going to head up in the morning to the event to help out all day.

We hope they leave it public too. Yes, there is a rest area/campsite on the right after the entrance and across the first stream crossing and there is a large rest area/campsite on the left, after the second (I think) stream crossing, just before you make the left to go up Slick Rock Loop.

Have fun!

Be well,
Richard
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Unread 03-11-2009, 11:51 AM   #43
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Directions

Directions from the North, East and West:

1. Get to Charlottesville, VA. at the intersection of I-64 and Route 29 the easiest way for you.
2. Take Route 29 South (32+ miles) past Lovingston, VA.
3. Turn left onto Route 653 and go 1/2 mile.
4. The Wheel-in site entrance is on the right at the intersection of Route 653 and Route 688, by the statue of Atlas.

Directions from the South:

1. Get to Lynchburg, VA. the easiest way for you.
2. Take Route 29 North (27+ miles) past Colleen, VA.
3. Turn right onto Route 653 and go 1/2 mile.
4. The Wheel-in site entrance is on the right at the intersection of Route 653 and Route 688, by the statue of Atlas.

Safe trip, be well,
Richard
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Unread 03-11-2009, 03:06 PM   #44
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Im signed up and ready to wheel. Always have a good time there.

Sweet that we can have fires there this year.

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Unread 03-11-2009, 07:42 PM   #45
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i'll see you there Richard on Saturday (i'll give ya a call) and any anyone else who is going here on JF...so who wants to meet the guy restoring the Jeep Truck, that turned into a sorta custom build that will never end....lol

I'll be riding along with a friend. a green yj, plates read why jay.

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