i have heard a lot about centralia and the wheeling to do there. it sounds like a very interesting place to visit and check out, but also the offroading potential sounds kool there. anyone been there and can give me ideas of places to go there? directions?? pics of offroading please!!??
If you guys are planing a trip let me know it looks like a cool adventure
Originally Posted by Hilldweller
Ordinary cars lie to you. They tell you that everything is controlled, warm, safe, smooth ---- we know this is a general falsehood. There is extreme beauty in the world and the best way to find it is to be out in it --- all the way. In a Jeep. Cause you can't get there in a Camry.
Always a great spot to go check out esp if you are close to Rausch Already as its 30 mins away. Our club was out there recently and here are some pics of what you can expect: NEW JERSEY JEEP ASSOCIATION
Centralia? Yes. I went in my Camaro and walked into some of the condemned areas.
Raush? Yes. I wheel it regularly.
The legality of wheeling Centralia is not clear. It is however hazardous for a number of reasons and neither technically challenging nor particularly interesting. Yes, there are the remnants of a town, but you don't need an offroad vehicle to see that. Driving above a mine fire that has been burning for 40+ years is not a bright idea, as the ground could well give way in an area that was 'safe' to drive on just a year ago.
Those that reccommend Centralia as a 'wheeling destination' should be sure to note these facts when posting.
Now, there ARE some legal wheeling areas around there, but for it to be legal requires a 100/yr permit from the mining company that owns all the land around there.
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yes, as it was stated b4, there are hazards with this trip especially around the the "fire zone" but when i was there this past May, I think we drove over part of the current area where the fire is and survived... I do plan on avoiding that area as there is the possibility for cave ins.
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