Uwharrie trip week of opening

Discussion in 'Uwharrie News' started by Padkisson621, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Padkisson621

    Padkisson621 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody planning to wheel on opening day, Wednesday, April 1st? I could be talked into wheeling the 2nd or 3rd if anyone is interested. Just bought another Jeep and want to get it out in the woods. And I don’t really want to wheel on opening weekend.
     
  2. Tommy_T

    Tommy_T Active Member

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    I also got a new Jeep recently. Have not been to Uwharrie for almost 3 years but wheeled there a lot before that. I'd be up for Thursday or Friday (2nd or 3rd) during the daytime. I like to go out to the trails from about 9AM until 1 or 2 PM. What time did you have in mind?
     
  3. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    I like y'all's optimism. I figure the odds of a government employee unlocking a gate are somewhere between zero and negative ten.
     
  4. Tommy_T

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    LoL Aww c'mon ...I'd give it at least a 50 - 50.

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  5. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    I own bolt cutters, a plasma torch, and an inverter to run said plasma torch. The gates will be open on opening weekend.

    Can yall tell I am ready to go camping?
     
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  6. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    Plus I have some left over jeep parts I figure I will be able to sell to the "new" jeep owners when in need...
     
  7. Clubbs

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    I'd like to go, but all campgrounds are closed, not that we need campgrounds but it's a good indicator that the whole place will be closed.

    Public beaches are closed, but if someone hears URE is open let me know.
     
  8. 336wheeler

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  9. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    I find it confusing, because the post from March 13, says OHV is open. But a later post, states, besides the campgrounds being closed, all Recreational, areas are closed to avoid "gatherings". So are Trails considered recreational? :confused:
     
  10. 336wheeler

    336wheeler Well-Known Member

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    @rodney eppes I thought the same thing too. Maybe it’s written to be ambiguous so if they don’t open up nobody can be blamed
     
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  11. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    Just curious, but would yall not actually ride the trails after the opening date because of the forest service not opening the "gates" ?
     
  12. Tommy_T

    Tommy_T Active Member

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    Are you proposing cutting the locks off the trailhead gates and or bushwhacking onto the trails? Sounds illegal to me....
     
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  13. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    That would be a silly thing to do
     
  14. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    Please don't cut the locks off. Nothing good will come of it.
     
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  15. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Agreed. Wouldn’t that be a federal offense also?

    Regardless it would certainly speed up us loosing the trails altogether.
     
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  16. Tommy_T

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    Maybe I misunderstood you....so, what did you mean by: ""Just curious, but would yall not actually ride the trails after the opening date because of the forest service not opening the "gates" ?""
     
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  17. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    Failed attempt at humor
     
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  18. Tommy_T

    Tommy_T Active Member

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    Ahhhh yes, humor is hard to read on the internet sometimes.
     
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  19. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    Just saw on FB 4x4 trails closed til at least may 15. Two people in a rig is too close but I think you can still take 50 of your closest friends on a group hike or horse ride
     
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  20. Tommy_T

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    Yup. Like it or not (I don't) it's what we got.

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  21. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    That's a big pile of poop
     
  22. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    The Horse Camp was closed when the rest of the Campgrounds were closed. I would think All Trails, are now closed.
    I doubt there are many folks that can ride their horse to the trails, without use of the Camp.
     
  23. Tim C

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    I saw a post on FB last week that the camps were closed but they had a parking area open and trail riding still allowed. Not sure if that's changed since last week.

    Mostly being sarcastic.

    They claimed the biggest reason for keeping ohv trails closed is to keep from pulling valuable first responders away from coronavirus to tend to hurt wheelers. So apparently mountain bikers, horse riders and hikers never need assistance.
     
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  24. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    This was posted by the eldorado Outpost March 19:
    'Horseback Riders' -- Please Share Horseback Trails are Open Primitive, Old, Outlaw, Heathen, Heathern Horse Camp / Canebrake Horse Camp and Overflow will also be closed for camping and day parking. 4B Farm will be open for the Horseback Riding community. Utility Hookups are available. Home Trail and Megan Trail are accessed directly by 4B Farm. They have plenty of open space. Be aware, the Coggins Vaccine is required to enter the property. Give Mark or Kathy a call or stop in. --- And once again, Please don't Group-up. Backcountry Horsemen Info Back Country Horsemen of Uwharrie, Group Public Group | Facebook
     
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