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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
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centralia fun?????

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!!??

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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
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Centralia is nothing special. Go to Raush Creek.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:46 PM   #3
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I'd be down for a trip in november maybe december. Ive always wanted to check it out.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:49 PM   #4
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If you guys are planing a trip let me know it looks like a cool adventure
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Unread 08-30-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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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
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Unread 08-30-2010, 08:58 PM   #6
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been trying to get out there but been too lazy
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Unread 08-31-2010, 05:42 PM   #7
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have you ever been there?
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:02 PM   #8
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Spent all day there and didn't see everything so we might go back. Interesting place.
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Unread 08-31-2010, 08:04 PM   #9
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I have never wheeled there but I have visited a few times.
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Unread 09-01-2010, 08:24 AM   #10
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I was just there yesterday.

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Unread 09-01-2010, 08:56 AM   #11
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have you ever been there?
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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Unread 09-01-2010, 08:58 AM   #12
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I was just there yesterday.

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Unread 09-01-2010, 03:21 PM   #13
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anyone have one of these permits? how much is there to wheel on this land with the permits? how extreme? anyone going soon? would love to go once i get my new tires on!!
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Unread 09-30-2010, 06:36 AM   #14
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Some of you may already know and have posted on the tread, some of you not... but here it is...

I am planning another trip down to Centralia. If you are interested, let me know on the following link

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f160/.../#post10207624

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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