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Congrats Shaggy

Postby Hack » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:48 pm

Congratulations are in order to our very own Shaggy!

Shaggy is in the process of documenting the trail system at Uwharrie National Forest for Trails Off Road. His first review of Wolf's Den has gone live. Rumor has it that his review of Slab Pile is forthcoming.
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby paulevans76 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:39 am

Very cool :thumbup:
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby JLEMOND » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:53 pm

THATS GREAT SHAGGY, REALLY NICE .

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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby wmorrisiii » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:39 am

That is cool! I'm still documenting how to get to the Tradepost and back in the dark without getting lost.

Just read Jon's review. Very well done...no surprise there.
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby superman27344 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:06 am

This is really cool. Congrats!


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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby itsmehb » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:28 am

Just saw this. Really nice presentation and will keep our Isuzu's in the public's eye for a long time. Congrats, a job well done.
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby lorenzo816 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:27 am

great work shaggy.
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby shaggydoink » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:12 pm

My sincere thanks to everyone! I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the project, and would welcome any input or suggestions you all have as I know the history of the trails extends quite beyond my own in many of your cases. Post up here, PM or email me... if you've got something that will make these write-ups better, I'd love to hear from you. :thumbup:

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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby lorenzo816 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:00 am

I have an old map of Uwharrie somewhere.
Lots of trails on there that don't exist anymore and lots that simply dead end.
You may recall, or didn't know, i used to live across from the outpost with my exGF. She grew up in MoCo and
tells me when she was a teenager that Mullinix road was really rough dirt/gravel and the 'trails' were for atvs, dirtbikes, jeeps, hunters and had nowhere near as much traffic as they do now.
There was plenty of drinkin and ridin back then and bonfires in the woods and nobody bothered ya.
Jonathan, remind me sometime to dig up the old map I have, print it and share.
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby superman27344 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:22 am

lorenzo816 wrote:You may recall, or didn't know, i used to live across from the outpost with my exGF.



Wow, and I thought being 30 minutes from it was living close. It was your back yard.


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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby TPR10inchIFS » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:08 am

AWESOME SHAGGY!!!!
DONE: 02 Isuzu Trooper Limited, 10" custom lift, 7"suspension, 3"body. Calmini torsion bars indexed, Rusty's coil overs with pucks, fitted Rancho 5000 shocks, widened/welded brackets for shocks, extended front sway bar links, Independent4x extended brake lines, Independent4x steering extension, Independent4x HD tie rods with custom spindle/hub assembly insert for full +- travel, custom shortened cv axles and custom welded front diff drop brackets for full +- travel, upper and lower ball joint shims/wedges with Independent4x ball joins swap spacers for full +- travel, extended body safety hooks, extended e-brake brackets, extended shift linkage, extended transfer case shifter, 1.5" front wheel spacers, rebuilt engine, rebuilt trans withe the "playing with fire" front PWM pump swap, 300-400rpm lower stall torque converter, external trans cooler, Super Winch manual locking hubs, ARB front bumper with angled end caps, driving light inserts, and mounted PIAAS, front/rear custom 3" bumper brackets, Surco roof rack on custom Bosch extruded aluminum sliding frame to cover or expose sunroof, custom fog light wiring harness to allow roof rack travel, front fogs, side "camping" fogs and rear reverse fogs on rack, cold air intake, thrush high flow muffler, rodeo head rests front and rear, oh *!$!@*! grab handles drivers side, custom sound with 6" speakers in rear and two 12" subs, six 17" Moto Metal wheels with BFG TA KO 315s (35") tires

TO DO: Warn Winch and reinforce bumper brackets, custom rear bumper, Ausie lockers, rear jump seat, rear oh *!$!@*! handles left and right. tint windows, 1/4" - 1/2" rear wheel spacers, upgrade brakes to dual pistons and slotted, custom rock sliders, all new poly bushings, convert all lights to led.

MIGHT DO: Snorkel, air shocks with onboard compressor, roof rack tent, dual alternators and battery, cb, front Reese hitch, winch Reese mount for using front or rear.

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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby SAS » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:58 am

Great work, Jonathan!

Wolf Den and Slab Pile detailed trail guides are live on trailsoffroad.com, as are videos on the trailsoffroad.com YouTube Channel

Sawmill video is up, looking forward to the trail guide on this one and more in the near future!
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby Hack » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:44 pm

Shaggy is amazing. He is working on shack and has time for this.
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby shaggydoink » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:38 pm

SAS wrote:Sawmill video is up, looking forward to the trail guide on this one and more in the near future!


Just went live after I made your suggested edits!

http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1509-sawmill-tr93

Falls Dam is on deck next, followed by Rocky Mountain Loop - these are all ones I've been able to do completely solo, hence them coming first. The three "D" trails I'll need to run with some company in order to get good photos, might be looking for a volunteer at the fall gathering if I'm not able to get them tackled before then.

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Postby paulevans76 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:19 pm

If my rig is ready and rolling (big IF there) I should be there and I'll be happy to help out. Anything to spend more time on the trail!
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby shaggydoink » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:07 pm

Falls Dam guide is up if anyone is interested:

https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1505-falls-dam-tr96

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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby Hack » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:42 am

Wow. You are productive.
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby Van » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:35 pm

Hack wrote:Wow. You are productive.


Geeeezzzzz, you got that right, or, I'm just too slow. :oops:

I told Tracy that I would volunteer for this when I had some free time. :roll:

Great job Jonathan :thumbup: could you loan me some of your energy. :lol:

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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby Ssiggy » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:58 pm

This is SO COOL!
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby Ekholm1997 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:50 am

Really nice work Jonathan! Nice work brother
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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby shaggydoink » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:09 pm

I was finally able to get Rocky Mountain Loop finished, here's a link:

https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1510-rocky-mountain-loop-tr92

I'm shooting to hit Daniel and/or Dickey Bell next, then closing the collection out with Dutch John... although this will depend on when I'm able to make it out there and if anyone is able to join me. Stay tuned!

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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby SAS » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:02 pm

Dutch John to close out the 2016 season at Uwharrie.

We're all looking forward to your "off season" productions, Jonathan, (something about a camping platform? hehehe) and getting Daniel and Dickey Bell in 2017!

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Re: Congrats Shaggy

Postby SAS » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:08 am

It's been a couple of months since an update, so I thought I would provide some info about the site progress.

Of course, Uwharrie is seasonally closed, so no new details there.

But elsewhere, the trailsoffroad crew has been very productive--there are a total of 787 completed trail guides on the site, across 17 states and New Brunswick, Canada (EDIT: make that 18 states, a new writer/contributor in Alaska just posted his first two videos to our YouTube channel; Knik Sand Dunes and Knik Glacier Trail guides should be up, after peer review and editing!) All trail guides are current/updated to within 13 months (with extremely few exceptions) so the oldest "as of date" you'll see is January/February 2016. Most cases are 6-9 months.

These guides are all produced by writers/contributors who are 'local', meaning we run the trails and write first-hand descriptions, and shoot photographs and videos of the trail. It is all original content (we don't copy material from the internet). We do provide external links for land management agencies (Forest Service, BLM, etc.) and some historical context specific to some trails.

Each guide is formatted the same, to provide uniformity so one doesn't have to scan to find the pertinent data. Each contains "general information" such as Status-open, seasonally closed, etc., length, duration to run the trail, elevation, difficulty (1-10 scale), and category--mud, rock, overland, elevation, iconic/historical, etc. Each contains a "highlights" paragraph, a route description paragraph, and a camping/lodging paragraph. The most unique feature is the GPS track with waypoints, a text description and three photos of each waypoint (road intersection, creek/water crossing, and significant obstacles--shelves/ledges, rocks, ruts, off-camber sections, etc.)

Site traffic is growing rapidly, having doubled in recent months. User registration is still free, and enables access to all trail guide details. Registrations have increased steadily on a weekly basis since begun in November. Facebook followers are growing, but slowly. YouTube is growing rapidly, especially the number of videos viewed per month.

Two new features added this year are "Trip Reports" and "Ask a Question". Registered users can write trip reports on the trails they drive, right there at the bottom of the trail guide page. This enables you to hang your own photos and video, and write a brief summary of your outing.

Ask a Question is modeled on online retail sites, enabling registered users to ask a question about the trail from the guide page. Questions go to the original writer/contributor so he/she can respond directly to the inquiry.

The only metric which is not growing is the number of Isuzu-driving writers/contributors! LOL So if producing trail guides (and featuring your Isuzu in photos and videos on the trail) is of interest to you, then by all means, contact me or Shaggy and ask us any questions about trailsoffroad.

Here's a video from Moab earlier this month when some Utah and Colorado Crew made a long-weekend trip to update some trail guide photos and videos.

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