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Old 03-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #31
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Hurry up and get your tires on, SG. I'm headed down Potts as soon as I can free up a weekend.
Lend me some money and we will be good to go

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:25 PM   #32
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Lend me some money and we will be good to go
it dont open til april..

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #33
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6 days and counting...
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yeah guess it is.. mind slipped a lil bit
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:27 AM   #35
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Has anyone set a date? Im going turkey hunting April 6th.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:12 AM   #36
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Not yet. I'm pretty much dependent on going with someone who has done it before.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #37
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Hey, somewhat new on this forum. Happened to find this thread by searching for Potts opening details. I believe the trail will be opened sometime this week but wanted to verify. Looks like on the GWJF site that the date was still set to be today for opening!

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Not sure if there is a date that has been selected yet for you guys but me and a buddy might be going on Sunday. Well, will probably definitely be going on Sunday. We have both been doing a lot of work to the Jeeps and are ready to get them dirty!

If you all pick a date I would love to join. I live about 45 min from the trail head in Salem, Va. If anyone has any questions about the trail let me know. I have done it a few times. I ran it with a 2.5" lift and 35's on my JKUR and never really had issues. Scraped a few places but mostly took the easiest lines.

I would say 3.5" would be easier and a rear locker is suggested at a min.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #38
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I'm in. I'll be driving a JK with 32's with a 2.5" lift. I have an eLocker on the front and the OEM limited slip diff on the rear. I have a fair amount of armor underneath. I also have a winch and will bring a chainsaw for any blow downs.

Please PM me with when and where to be.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #39
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I'm in. I'll be driving a JK with 32's with a 2.5" lift. I have an eLocker on the front and the OEM limited slip diff on the rear. I have a fair amount of armor underneath. I also have a winch and will bring a chainsaw for any blow downs.

Please PM me with when and where to be.
Once I get a definite from my friend I will send you a PM. Probably looking at meeting about 10 on 311 and heading out for the trail if we are able to go.

I want to call the forestry service and make sure it is open too.

EDIT: Just looked at the link I posted above and the trail is now not listed as being closed so I just need to confirm my buddy is able to go.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:25 PM   #40
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Just got off the phone with the FS. Potts is closed until at least 4/15 due to winter tree fall. They are planning on getting in there to remove blow downs but don't have a definite date. Until then, the gates are locked. Got any other awesome places to wheel down there?
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Just got off the phone with the FS. Potts is closed until at least 4/15 due to winter tree fall. They are planning on getting in there to remove blow downs but don't have a definite date. Until then, the gates are locked. Got any other awesome places to wheel down there?
Good decision to call. I was thinking about doing that till I looked at the site again. Guess we will have to wait till then.

Nothing else really good down here. That is the only thing around besides stuff up north of here. Shoe Creek and trail off Coal Road in Stuarts Draft/Sherando area.

Is anyone doing Wheelin 4 Hope at the end of the month?
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #42
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I'm just biding my time until Potts Mtn opens. I'm in contact with a local who says it might be open on 5/1.
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I'm just biding my time until Potts Mtn opens. I'm in contact with a local who says it might be open on 5/1.
Potts mountain is open. It opened the first of April. Went yesterday for the first time and had a blast!

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Wow. Seeing is believing. The gates were wide open? I ask because the Eastern Divide Ranger District has this posted as a still closed trail on the GWNF website. I called this morning, too and the person who took my call was under the impression it was still closed due to blow downs. Cool. Guess I need to schedule a weekend to come down there and run it.
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Wow. Seeing is believing. The gates were wide open? I ask because the Eastern Divide Ranger District has this posted as a still closed trail on the GWNF website. I called this morning, too and the person who took my call was under the impression it was still closed due to blow downs. Cool. Guess I need to schedule a weekend to come down there and run it.
Yeah gates wide open. I had a blast! There were a couple fj's (fake jeeps lol) out there but besides that it was just us.
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Yea apparently the gates got left open when they left after clearing the trail but it is open as of 4/15 for the year. I will be making a run up potts within the next week or so.
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If anyone is interested, heading up this afternoon at 5. Let me know if you want to join.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #48
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Yea apparently the gates got left open when they left after clearing the trail but it is open as of 4/15 for the year. I will be making a run up potts within the next week or so.
I'm free the weekend of 5/17-18. Is anyone available to take a first timer on it?
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I'm free the weekend of 5/17-18. Is anyone available to take a first timer on it?
I don't know what I have planned that weekend yet but it would be a possibility. You are not stock are you?
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Potts 4/17

So I went up yesterday after work. Trail is a little wet in places. I think because of this some people have already torn up a couple places on the trail but overall it is in good condition. It was clear on one of the obstacles that someone had killed a pumpkin by the amount of lubricant on the rock and the ground. I think it was pretty clear someone most of the way up to this point had been struggling to get to this point.
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2.5" lift, 32" M/S tires, limited slip rear, locker front, winch, sway bar quick disco, full armor underneath.

Nice pics. I'm jealous. I did go wheeling last night in WV. Had a whole mountain to myself.
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2.5" lift, 32" M/S tires, limited slip rear, locker front, winch, sway bar quick disco, full armor underneath.

Nice pics. I'm jealous. I did go wheeling last night in WV. Had a whole mountain to myself.
Okay, you should be fine then. Just have to pick good lines for your diffs. I just know that without some sort of locker depending on wetness it could be tricky. I have a Rubicon with 3.5" and 35's. Did have 2.5" with 35's and went up there a few times.

Last night on the first "obstacle" it was really wet slick mud and I had both lockers on and had to floor it to slide it around some roots that could have taken a door but only scraped a fender. Luckily they are not color matching!
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Anyone interested in doing Potts either Sat, 5/11 or Sun 5/12? I have not been on the trail so I'm hoping at least one person whose done it before will be interested.
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Anyone interested in doing Potts either Sat, 5/11 or Sun 5/12? I have not been on the trail so I'm hoping at least one person whose done it before will be interested.
There will a few of us that are local that will be going up that weekend and unless it has changed i believe the NEW RIVER VALLEY JEEP CLUB is gonna be heading up that weekend also.Someone should be able go thru with ya.
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There will a few of us that are local that will be going up that weekend and unless it has changed i believe the NEW RIVER VALLEY JEEP CLUB is gonna be heading up that weekend also.Someone should be able go thru with ya.
Hey! Never been there but I'd love to try it. Did flagpole yesterday and it's jst the same old thing. Want something new. Where is it actually?
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Hey! Never been there but I'd love to try it. Did flagpole yesterday and it's jst the same old thing. Want something new. Where is it actually?
It's off 617 out past New Castle Va. I think I posted the google maps point a couple pages back?
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There will a few of us that are local that will be going up that weekend and unless it has changed i believe the NEW RIVER VALLEY JEEP CLUB is gonna be heading up that weekend also.Someone should be able go thru with ya.
Who else locally is going? We should all try to do a run together that weekend. Shall we start a list?
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Who else locally is going? We should all try to do a run together that weekend. Shall we start a list?
I'm in jst need a for sure date
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My family & I are going to run it on Sun, 5/12. We're coming from NoVA so the plan is to head out early early Sat morning and check out Shoe Creek, find a cheap hotel near the Potts Jeep trail for the night and hit it early Sunday morning.
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I live 20 min. From the trail and I will be going up 5/11. Will also be going up tomorrow 5/2 around 5pm for a shake down run since I just installed gears. Will be going in from the top and down to the over look, play on a few obstacles and back out the top.

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