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Postby TonkaToy » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:19 pm

Anyone interested in some winter camping? It has been a long time since I have been up to GWNF. Not sure if I will be roughing it in the tent, or wimping out and dragging the camper up there. :lol:

Let me know if you are interested, and we can nail down a weekend.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby Hack » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:55 am

:shock: OMG!! The last GWNF didn't turn you off?

I am game, BUT I'll probably still be without the Amigo (which is still sitting in Joe's trailer with a blown rake) and will probably just have the Trooper. So no deep snow. :lol:

I have my timeshare at Massenutten booked for Jan 8-15. The plan was to do a little skiing. If you plan the run during that period, I'll stop by and wheel but camp out in the nice warm CONDO. If you plan on the weekend of Jan 6-8 and the weather is nice, I'd throw the tent cot in the back of the Trooper and camp out with you guys before heading to the condo. Any other Jan weekend i'd take the popup to Hone Quarry.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby squatch » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:35 am

Mike it's a possible. I also intend to try GW in early Dec.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby Hack » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:44 pm

Dec is out for me. I'll be in the Keys the first 2 weeks, then I have to watch my grandpuppy.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby SAS » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:06 pm

Oh, the memories of winter camping in GWNF!

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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby Hack » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:37 pm

SAS wrote:Oh, the memories of winter camping in GWNF!

And winter "wheeling"!
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby TonkaToy » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:11 pm

Tracy,

A lot of good memories with the kids up there. Kylie loved our adventures up there. She is excited about going again soon. With her moving in with us this summer, I am looking forward to it also. A lot of changes taking place.

Mario,

We had a blast on that last trip. Great friends, and great stories to share. If we put this together don't forget about the "Drunken Donuts". :lol:

As for the date, I am flexible. Whatever works for the group I will try to make work for me. The only weekend that is out for me is the last weekend of the month. That is my birthday weekend, and the family has plans for me apparently.

I will reach out to Smitty, Mike Fogg (Hummer boy traded in his H3 for a Mercedes Sedan) and Bobby to see if they want to ride with me. If they come, I will probably bring the camper. If not, then I will rough it.

So who's in, and when?
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby TonkaToy » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:36 am

From the sounds of it Jan 6th-8th or 20th-22nd are good weekends to shoot for. I'm game for either. I have put in a request for "time off" with the boss. Will have to wait and see what she says... :lol:
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby Hack » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:02 am

TonkaToy wrote:From the sounds of it Jan 6th-8th or 20th-22nd are good weekends to shoot for.

Both of those weekends work for me, but I prefer the 20th-22nd.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby TonkaToy » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:28 pm

So then unless I hear an objection, January 20-22 will be on my calendar. I have spoken to Smitty about this and he is in. Then again, there never was any doubt about that. :lol:
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby Hack » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:41 pm

I just put it on mine!

Just remember, the range will be closed.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby poprivetj1 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:22 pm

I'll see what I can do as well.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby TonkaToy » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:42 pm

Mario, I will need recon from you the week prior to verify what the roads are like going up there to camp. The new camper is a little bigger than the old one. While I had no problem dragging the pop up through 6" of snow. Something tells me that the new one will be a handful if the roads are snow covered. :lol:

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If the roads look bad, I will have to rough it... Not sure how that will affect turnout with my crew. :lol: I am drawing up plans for a "Foamie" camper inspired by the trailer Wayne built. I have a few ideas, just trying to see how I can implement them. Was considering back-halfing a 1st gen I found with a wrecked front end and making a two person Teardrop camper of sorts out of that but it got sold before I could grab it. It would have been heavy also compared to the foamie. Either way, none of these ideas would be ready in time for this trip. Will most likely tent camp or sleep in the Expedition if the roads look sketchy.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby Hack » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:39 am

TonkaToy wrote:Mario, I will need recon from you the week prior to verify what the roads are like going up there to camp. The new camper is a little bigger than the old one. While I had no problem dragging the pop up through 6" of snow. Something tells me that the new one will be a handful if the roads are snow covered. :lol:

Now that is funny. I posted the same thing in your camper thread.

It will be no problem doing the recon as I will be in the area the entire week before the trip. I'll just make a slight detour on the way to one of the wineries.

By the way, please bring the green cot that I lent Smitty.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby MarcusInMD » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:26 pm

You guys have room for another? If greenie is back together I might be able to do this trip.

This week she lost a tail pipe and I broke the muffler trying to replace the tailpipe. Still have not rebuilt the SC nor have I fixed the coolant leak.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby Hack » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:53 pm

There is always room.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby MarcusInMD » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:51 am

Any requirements? Passes? Cost? My street tires OK?
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby Hack » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:27 pm

It is $5 a night for a camp site. No cost if you are tent camping and stay at someone else's site. No passes for the trails. I ran the trails with a stock 2nd gen Rodeo with 29" street tires. I will be taking my Trooper and Mike his Expedition.

We will be staying at Hone Quarry. Primitive camping with just a table and fire ring. There is a vault toilet.
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Re: GWNF in January??

Postby MarcusInMD » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:49 am

Hack wrote:It is $5 a night for a camp site. No cost if you are tent camping and stay at someone else's site. No passes for the trails. I ran the trails with a stock 2nd gen Rodeo with 29" street tires. I will be taking my Trooper and Mike his Expedition.

We will be staying at Hone Quarry. Primitive camping with just a table and fire ring. There is a vault toilet.


Did you see that there are a few trail closures and open fires are not permitted (not sure if you are staying at a location that would allow a fire). If I come, we have a propane fire ring that works very well for light and heat but it eats up propane.
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby Hack » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:50 am

The ban does not affect Hone Quarry. The prohibition covers "Building, maintaining or using a fire outside of developed recreation sites, such as campgrounds and day use areas."

The closed trails are at Mt Pleasant which is far to the South and East from where we will be.
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby squatch » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:55 pm

I've marked the dates. We'll see what mother nature brings us between now and then.

I'll probably be in the Toyota with camper. So no heavy wheeling for me if there is snow. These winter trips are more about telling lies around the fire anyway! :D

Marcus, a lot of KY, WV, TN, NC, VA are under a burn ban right now. We were in KY last week and one of my old haunts was burning in the mountains. Forest fire. I now have one of those silly gas fires as well.
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby MarcusInMD » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:51 am

squatch wrote:I've marked the dates. We'll see what mother nature brings us between now and then.

I'll probably be in the Toyota with camper. So no heavy wheeling for me if there is snow. These winter trips are more about telling lies around the fire anyway! :D

Marcus, a lot of KY, WV, TN, NC, VA are under a burn ban right now. We were in KY last week and one of my old haunts was burning in the mountains. Forest fire. I now have one of those silly gas fires as well.



Yeah I see lots of TN near Gatlinburg is charred. :( Wanted to visit there in the next year or two.
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby N law » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:15 am

MarcusInMD wrote:Yeah I see lots of TN near Gatlinburg is charred. :( Wanted to visit there in the next year or two.


It'll be back open tomorrow. Don't NOT come in a year or two just because of this. They will be back to full strength by the time you plan to come. I will probably make a day trip before the holidays just to look around and will post a report. We typically make a Feb/March overnight trip up there.
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Re: GWNF in January 20-22

Postby TonkaToy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:26 pm

I agree. By June, there will fresh green growth all over. It is amazing how fast burned areas green up again. If there ever was a "good time" for this kind of thing to happen, this is it. The burned material will have time to breakdown over winter and be great fertilizer for the spring growth. We are planning a trip to Pigeon Forge next year also.
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