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Old 04-10-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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Considering a job in the RTP area, what's the wheeling like out there?

So I'm flying in to interview for a job somewhere around Raleigh in a week and a half. If it works out I'll be moving east maybe around Memorial day or so.

I've lived and traveled all over the country and my favorite kinds of wheeling are the mountain trails I found in California and Colorado. The rock gardens down in Texas were fun as well. I'm not really into mud bogging as much.

Looking at the topography of the area, it looks like there's a lot of potential for good trails that I could do on a weekend or even a day trip. Is that, in fact, the case? I've been here in flyover country for the last 3 years and there isn't squat anywhere near me. It's all private farmland.

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Old 04-11-2014, 11:57 PM   #2
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Uwharrie National Forest is in Troy, which is about an hour and a half west of Raleigh. It's pretty popular, and you can find a ton of threads about it on here.

There's a pretty active Raleigh group on the other forum. (Can we talk about the other forum here?)

You're also about two hours from the coast and three from the mountains. So many options here in N.C.!

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Old 04-12-2014, 02:11 PM   #3
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Lots of good trails within driving distance of RTP.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:52 AM   #4
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Check out Raleigh Area Wheelers on facebook. We have private land we wheel. Good luck!
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:56 PM   #5
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Your going to be very disappointed. I moved here from Arizona and there is nothing like rock crawling in Cali, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. The terrain here is way different than back west. Everything seems to be private land with the public land trails so easy a Mini Cooper could drive down them.

I haven't been to the parks in NC but looking at the on the web they aren't anything like the Rubicon Trail or Moab. I'm actually thinking of selling my LJ because there is really no use for it here. In short the wheeling sucks here but that's my opinion coming from crawling everywhere from Baja to Canada and everything in between back west.
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