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MR.Ty
10-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Edit: Changed the date to the 9th from the 8th since WOL member Grappler was already going to be heading up that day.

Seeing if anyone would be interested in doing a day trip to Uwharrie on November 9th.

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Grappler
10-23-2014, 02:13 AM
Headed up on the 9th for sure with at least 2 other Jeeps coming from the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, NC area.

MR.Ty
10-23-2014, 02:17 AM
Headed up on the 9th for sure with at least 2 other Jeeps coming from the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, NC area.

Sounds good! Do you already have a meet up plan with your group or do you plan on meeting at the Outpost parking lot?

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MR.Ty
10-23-2014, 04:27 PM
Next day bump!

thardy
10-23-2014, 04:32 PM
Really wish I could, but it's quite a drive from Atlanta and too much $ to spend on gas at the moment.

We should try and get a weekend run together up there in the future!

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Grappler
10-23-2014, 08:02 PM
We will be coming from various locations around Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, etc. so meeting at the Outpost is always the way to go it seems.

As we get closer, let me know what you have planned and we will make it happen.

I know the Wicked Jeepers in NC have another get together and run planned for Holly Springs on 15 NOV as well; they are going to do a fundraiser for Hero's Off Road, so that is coming as well.

MR.Ty
10-25-2014, 02:35 PM
A few days later bump!
For those that are going so far, how does meeting in the parking lot of the Outpost at 8am sound?

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Grappler
10-25-2014, 11:18 PM
I think we are going to be more in the "Outpost at 1000" timeframe as we have a couple that are coming from a bit away.

Worst case we can link up at "Daniel" and set a CB channel.

I will have a much better answer for you by mid week; I will shoot for 0800 with the guys and let you know.

MR.Ty
10-25-2014, 11:44 PM
I think we are going to be more in the "Outpost at 1000" timeframe as we have a couple that are coming from a bit away.

Worst case we can link up at "Daniel" and set a CB channel.

I will have a much better answer for you by mid week; I will shoot for 0800 with the guys and let you know.

Alright. Coming from VA Bch that morning and driving back that night which is why 8-5 ish is my plan.

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JK_Dave
10-27-2014, 08:50 PM
I'm in, and I can do 8am or whatever you guys are up for. It's about a 1.5 hr drive for me from home. I don't have a CB, but I'm sure I can find you at the Outpost too.

JK_Dave
10-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Here's a trail map I found for everyone too.

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Grappler
10-31-2014, 03:29 AM
0800 on 09 NOV at the Outpost is the plan on my end.

JK_Dave
10-31-2014, 07:11 PM
0800 on 09 NOV at the Outpost is the plan on my end.

Is the Outpost the same as the ranger's office?

Uwharrie Ranger District Office, located at 789 NC Highway 24/27 East, Troy, NC 27371

Just want to make sure we're talking about the same thing. I'll need to get a day pass when I get there and I know you can get them at this location.

MR.Ty
10-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Pretty sure the rangers office is closed on the weekend.

Eldorado Outpost

Outdoor Sports Store

4021 N Carolina 109, Troy, NC 27371

(910) 572-3474

This is the place that we are talking about meeting.


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Robb3369
10-31-2014, 11:17 PM
Just as an FYI... The weekend of the 8th and 9th is the Veterans Run at the Uwharrie off-road center (across from outpost). We are riding Uwharrie on Saturday and Big Creek on Sunday. $10 entrance fee for both days, raffles, camping, etc for the 2 days. Google it for more info as it's posted on several forums. A bunch of us are going to caravan in from Raleigh at 6 am.

Grappler
11-01-2014, 01:02 PM
Have some Wicked Jeep fellas from NC coming up on the 9th as well. We should have a good group.

MR.Ty
11-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Well, somethings are happening that may prevent from me from going... I will keep you posted.

Grappler
11-07-2014, 01:35 AM
Well, somethings are happening that may prevent from me from going... I will keep you posted.

Sounds good; I completely understand.

I am going for sure and we have some other Jeep's from the area going. There are a couple different events up there that weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and a few people are camping for the entire Vet's Day Weekend.

I will be there at the outpost at 0800.

Shoot me a message on here when you know if you will make it up there. Good Luck.

JK_Dave
11-07-2014, 03:40 PM
Just as an FYI... The weekend of the 8th and 9th is the Veterans Run at the Uwharrie off-road center (across from outpost). We are riding Uwharrie on Saturday and Big Creek on Sunday. $10 entrance fee for both days, raffles, camping, etc for the 2 days. Google it for more info as it's posted on several forums. A bunch of us are going to caravan in from Raleigh at 6 am.

Hey Robb, I probably live close to you. I'm in south Cary near Holly Springs. Where are you guys leaving from? Are you part of the NC4x4 club or another local one?

MR.Ty
11-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Yup, I wont be able to make it now :(. You all have fun and put up a lot if pictures for us.

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JK_Dave
11-08-2014, 09:38 PM
Yup, I wont be able to make it now :(. You all have fun and put up a lot if pictures for us.

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That's a bummer Ty. Hope everything's ok. We'll have to try and do this again next year.


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JK_Dave
11-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Well, I never got to meet up with Grappler and his crew, but had a good time nonetheless. Here's some pictures:

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Fun story behind this one. I had just come up "Little Daniel" on the Dickey Bell trail (which was fun, but I played safe and took the easy line since I was by myself) when I ran into a group of three guys who had broken down. The guy's D35 had snapped a rear shaft in half on Saturday night. They ended up attaching this log to his control arm and under his axle to support it while they tried to limp off the trail with only three wheels.

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Sunday, he was able to source some new axles, but when I found them, they were missing the wrench needed to remove the pin from the locker. Thankfully, I brought along just enough tools to help them with what they were missing and we worked on getting the c clips out for the next hour. Once that was done, it was time to remove the 3 inch snapped axle piece from inside the axle tube. They ended up taking an antenna, bending a one inch, 90 degree angle on the tip and fished it out. All that was left was to reinstall the new axle, re-attach the c clips, put the pin back in the locker, put the diff cover back on and top up the fluids.

Lessons learned from the trip:

1) Wheeling by myself was probably stupid and I won't do that again
2) Trail repairs suck ass
3) The tool you need will not be in your tool box, but will be back home mocking you
4) The Jeep wave means nothing if you don't stop to help strangers
5) Good karma isn't given, it's earned
6) I should make friends with a mechanic and bring him along on every trip

MR.Ty
11-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Damm brother bet those guys were grateful you came along. Hopefully I can join you next time and not have to back out last minute.

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Grappler
11-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Sorry I missed you. I ended up there on Saturday night and then came down to the Outpost from 0800-0830 or so and ran into a few of the Wicked Jeep guys; then hit the trails for a few hours.