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Unread 09-02-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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who nows the GWNF forest?

hey everybody

usually whenever me and my group of buddies go wheelin we go to the George washington national forest. we can usually find some good mud holes and stuff (devils bathtub) mostly. but are there any real challenging runs there. im talking about stuff to push jeeps built to push 36-38s?

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Unread 09-03-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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nothing that I know of other than the deep mud holes you mention. Nothing legal anyway. Have you been on Dictum?
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Unread 09-03-2008, 10:57 AM   #3
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ran dictum one time, but our whole group had to turn around at the ledge at the top. it looked like somebody tried to block the trail by placing a random 3-4 foot tall bolder right in the middle of the trail, and there was no way around it. try to go right, and you roll off the hill side, and to the left was just a wall
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Unread 09-03-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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That's odd. I was there about 6 weeks ago and there was no such boulder. The property owner at the bottom of the hill is supposedly cool with offroading there....
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Unread 09-03-2008, 01:02 PM   #5
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huh....somebody must have moved it then. last time i ran the trail i was with a group of guys with strokers, long arms, 36-38s, 44s, etc, and nobody would touch it because of that rock. good to hear though. it looked pretty fun if we could get past that. is there anything more challenging after you get up past the first ledge?
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Unread 09-03-2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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go in the bath :P i did the hole to the right of the bath with 30.5's didnt work out so well
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Unread 09-03-2008, 01:14 PM   #7
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Couldn't tell ya. I've only been to the rocks, looked and them, and went back down, haha. I could make it up, but I'm afraid to try without a spotter.

I know that if you're coming from the bottom and going up, it eventually connects with Second Mountain Trail and eventually Long Run Rd. Neither of which is too challenging. There's plenty of forest roads on the map that I haven't been on, but I don't think there's much to them. When I see people talking about running GWNF, they typically talk about the flagpole/reddish knob area, dictum, dry river, and kephart trails. And I think I've been on all of those. You could call the Ranger's office @ 540-432-0187. They may tell you something...not sure.
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Unread 09-03-2008, 03:09 PM   #8
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dang..i was hopping there was some hidden really challenging trails around there...guess not. but thanks for the info anyways

about devils bathtub. ive done every hole around it, succesfully, but haven't been able to make it through bathtub yet. and i think ive given up. last time locked f/r on 35s i made it about 2 feet, with still another 50 feet to go probably. oh well. even when im finished with my build and might have 37s i doubt itll be enough clearance
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Unread 09-09-2008, 09:31 AM   #9
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I just went out Rt 33w and took the Switzer Lake Trail to meadow knob and then came back down through the Union Springs Trail. I haden't been that way in a while. There's a few rocky parts that required 4wd and I actually turned on the rear locker on one portion. The trail has gotten rougher than I remember. Still pretty easy. There is one decent obstacle near "stonecamp" up close to flag pole knob. Just a small rock obstacle that has a bypass. Video can be seen hee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMvr1_7rA4k

Video of dictum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VQ1V1kSV18

Funny video of a Frontier getting NOwhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoafoSZF7NA

Lots of other videos on yourtube. just search GWNF
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Unread 09-11-2008, 05:40 PM   #10
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We are looking to go out in about 2 weeks. I live off of 33 near Stanardsville. What is close to me that i could go to. The trails you were talking about sound pretty good. My wife and I will be going. Any suggestions on where to go. Nothing to crazy b/c it will just be her and I. Let me know what you think.
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