I want to find somewhere to crawl. I like obstacles, rocks, boulders, and anything that will make me watch my tire placement and my lines. I like to get scared but haven't found anything here in NC. Can someone point me in the right direction. Also when is the next meet and greet?
Have you been to Uwharrie? Most of the trails are hilly, rocky dirt paths and there are some areas that have lots of rocks. Unfortunately, the best part, as far as rocks go, is Kodak rock (nice rockgarden section) is closed because of some archeological find in the area. But the other trails are worth your time!
What area of NC are you in?
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what kind of rig do you have?
if it's stockish uwharrie has some fun stuff.
if you have something more you could go to gulches in SC - they have something for everybody and you can test the limits of your rig and/or your nuts.
edit - just checked your garage. i'm sure you could bang up your LJ at uwharrie if you wanted to and destroy it at gulches. either place you'd have fun.
I'm game too.
This weekend looks to be rainy according to the weather, maybe the 24th will work. I usually just go for the day since I'm only 1 1/2 hours away, you're more like 3 1/2 - 4 hours so you'd probably want to camp there or get a room somewhere nearby.
I'm also trying to organize a Charlotte area meet and greet sometime soon and was thinking August 31st or sometime after Labor Day for that, that's my only potential planning conflict.
Here's a URE trail maps that you can look at.
I got it from NC4x4.com.
"Kodak Rock Garden" is closed but from what I've heard the bypass is open. Other than going up the middle of that obstacle, the rocky switchback and lower ledges on Daniel are the hardest obstacles IMO.
I've been up Daniel on 33's (with a Ramcharger w/4" lift) with LSD's front/rear so you could probably do it in your LJ although it'll be harder(tough) if you have open diffs. Everything else there a stock Jeep on 31's (maybe even stock tires) would eat up IMO.
Gulches might be a little closer for you and it's a blast.
I'd be game for that too if anybody's interested. There's many trails there that any Jeep could run and have fun doing it. There was a stock JKU rubi following us on at least half the trails we did last time I was there and they usually have a ranger (or Skip himself) lead you around if it's your first time. They really do want everybody to enjoy the place and will know what you can/cannot do with your rig after taking you through the "articulation" test trail.
The second attachment is a map of Gulches.