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: Gulches Nov 6 - 8th


enigmaverse
09-10-2009, 07:27 PM
I'm planning a run to Gulches Nov. 6th - 8th

Who up for it? Benmar2000 and I were bouncing it around, I would love to get a few more going.

Need to get this in before I'm grounded... wife is due Jan. 25th with our first child, so we go into a no travel mode from mid November on.

benmar2000
09-11-2009, 08:54 AM
I'm planning a run to Gulches Nov. 6th - 8th or the 7th - 9th.

Who up for it? Benmar2000 and I were bouncing it around, I would love to get a few more going.

Need to get this in before I'm grounded... wife is due Jan. 25th with our first child, so we go into a no travel mode from mid November on.

DUDE!!! I am so there!!!! :beer:

SONIC
09-11-2009, 09:37 AM
I may be ina depends. Well see when its closer. Id love to do gulches

johnmcd
09-11-2009, 06:11 PM
I think it is Zwarrie weekend at URE, likely a goodweekend to be in South Carolina. :)

SONIC
09-11-2009, 06:19 PM
I think it is Zwarrie weekend at URE, likely a goodweekend to be in South Carolina. :)

What is that?

enigmaverse
09-11-2009, 07:12 PM
That is zuwharrie... thats one reason I picked it :) Uwharrie is going to be a mess that weekend. there is ZuWharrie, plus another big event going on there that weekend... looking like 200+ vehicles.

zuwharrie is the gather of all the zuks (suzuki's and geos) in uwharrie, they do it a couple times a year.

benmar2000
09-12-2009, 04:45 PM
That is zuwharrie... thats one reason I picked it :) Uwharrie is going to be a mess that weekend. there is ZuWharrie, plus another big event going on there that weekend... looking like 200+ vehicles.

zuwharrie is the gather of all the zuks (suzuki's and geos) in uwharrie, they do it a couple times a year.

Forget that.. I was at Uwharrie this past spring with it must have been Land Rover invasion or something.. It was really crowded.. I can't imagine it full of Zuks... Yeah.. Gulches for me.. It should be quiet and enjoyable day of wheeling..

enigmaverse
09-12-2009, 06:10 PM
Day?.... weekend :)

benmar2000
09-18-2009, 12:41 PM
I am not sure yet.. I might drive up on Saturday and camp out saturday night then drive home sunday..

enigmaverse
09-22-2009, 07:36 AM
So we have a group now... My local club has, as of today, 3 -5 rigs coming. I expect we'll probably have a few more by the time November rolls around.

Official dates are Nov. 6th - Nov. 8th. I plan on either leaving out late Thursday, or early Friday (havent decided yet). We are also looking into both Hotel and camping info.

Starting a list now... I would love to see a bunch of JK's out there (so would Skip)

1. enigmaverse
2. benmar2000
3. OHV_KJ (lowrange4x4.com)
4.

johnmcd
09-22-2009, 02:32 PM
Is there any chance that Gulches is on the way to Charleston SC from Raleigh NC? I have to be in Charleston from Thursday through Saturday PM.:pissed:

enigmaverse
09-22-2009, 02:41 PM
That depends on how you drive... its in Laurens, SC. You'd have to drive south west of Charlotte, NC

benmar2000
09-22-2009, 02:49 PM
It is about 3hrs west of Charleston.. I drive up in the morning.. Do a bunch of trails that day.. Have some fun and then drive home that evening..

benmar2000
09-29-2009, 04:52 AM
Bump for good measure.. :D

tkob1060
09-29-2009, 09:19 AM
is there mud at gulches or all rock? I MIGHT be able to make it, will depend on how the job thing pans out

benmar2000
09-29-2009, 10:25 AM
is there mud at gulches or all rock? I MIGHT be able to make it, will depend on how the job thing pans out

Depends on if it rains or not.. They have some mud pits there that are pretty deep.. And it is that sticky red clay goop.. The kind that once you are in.. You are STUCK!!!!! :grinpimp:

enigmaverse
09-29-2009, 10:53 AM
there is mud... but YOU'RE not allowed in it.







1st time there, Skip (the owner) told me that he had one rule for my vehicle:

STAY OUT OF MY MUD

He said there are no holes that my vehicle has a chance of making it through... some of the holes may look small, but can go as far as 30' deep.

Its tight gulches, rock climbs and off camber points, I had a blast there, hopefully he's got some of the new stuff he was talking about doing open by then.

If you want mud, we got plenty of that down here... check out carolinabackwoods.com

benmar2000
09-29-2009, 11:05 AM
there is mud... but YOU'RE not allowed in it.







1st time there, Skip (the owner) told me that he had one rule for my vehicle:

STAY OUT OF MY MUD

He said there are no holes that my vehicle has a chance of making it through... some of the holes may look small, but can go as far as 30' deep.

Its tight gulches, rock climbs and off camber points, I had a blast there, hopefully he's got some of the new stuff he was talking about doing open by then.

If you want mud, we got plenty of that down here... check out carolinabackwoods.com

That is true.. That is what he said to me last time also..

tkob1060
09-29-2009, 06:05 PM
did u really mean 30 feet? or 30 inches? :laughing:

SONIC
09-29-2009, 07:37 PM
there is mud... but YOU'RE not allowed in it.







1st time there, Skip (the owner) told me that he had one rule for my vehicle:

STAY OUT OF MY MUD

He said there are no holes that my vehicle has a chance of making it through... some of the holes may look small, but can go as far as 30' deep.

Its tight gulches, rock climbs and off camber points, I had a blast there, hopefully he's got some of the new stuff he was talking about doing open by then.

If you want mud, we got plenty of that down here... check out carolinabackwoods.com

LOL that sounds like Tkob challenge :laughing:

I may make it down, its my friends birthday though so its doubtful

tkob1060
09-29-2009, 09:06 PM
LOL that sounds like Tkob challenge :laughing:



its like telling a kid we are going to drive around this swing set and slide all day but you cant go on it :laughing:

If its 30inches deep, I'll throw him and extra 20 to go play in the mud :grinpimp:

SONIC
09-29-2009, 09:13 PM
its like telling a kid we are going to drive around this swing set and slide all day but you cant go on it :laughing:

If its 30inches deep, I'll throw him and extra 20 to go play in the mud :grinpimp:

And if its 30 feet? :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: :laughing:
What youll buy a boat? LOL

enigmaverse
09-29-2009, 09:14 PM
30 FEET.

most of the mudholes are the drainage runoffs they have in place, as well as a couple areas for mud bogs, but this place gets a lot of buggies.

He told me if you really cant resist, your more than welcome to try, but he nor the park will be responsible for you walking home. He only guarantees that your vehicle will enter the park... whether it leaves or not is entirely up to you. :)

... and I'm being serious... there are certainly some minor mud holes you can hit along the trails, but its mostly about the climbs.

benmar2000
09-30-2009, 04:01 AM
I thought he said 30ft.. But it has been a while since I was there last..

tkob1060
09-30-2009, 09:48 AM
damn I better get the scuba gear out :laughing:

benmar2000
09-30-2009, 10:05 AM
damn I better get the scuba gear out :laughing:

DIVE DIVE DIVE!!!!! Too bad you can attach sound files.. :grinpimp:

benmar2000
10-10-2009, 11:51 AM
Bump!!

enigmaverse
10-11-2009, 06:23 PM
For anybody that coming, we're negotiating a group rate for a local hotel. Once I have the information, I'll let you know... dont book anything till I post up.

benmar2000
10-15-2009, 04:13 PM
Bump!! Should be a lot of fun.. :D

benmar2000
10-20-2009, 09:02 AM
Another bump.. Just 18 days away.. Who all is going to come out and play?

enigmaverse
10-28-2009, 06:50 AM
Hotel Info: For anybody interested, we are staying at the Howard Johnsons under the reservation for Coastal Carolina Offroad. Rate is $52/night.

1240 Hwy 56 N
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-4900hojo.com‎

Theres also a Hampton Inn (and several other hotels) in Greenwood that run from $70 - $125/night...

ZOSO-Green
10-28-2009, 04:18 PM
Guys, I so wanna check Gluches out!

My wife grew up on the north side of Sumter National Forrest, Union.
I could drop the girls off for the weekend and RIDE! (:beer::smokin::beer:)

I wont be able to make the Nov trip, due to work.
But after the 1st of the year is a whole 'nother story. ;)
If trip #2 is an option let me know.

enigmaverse
11-02-2009, 09:23 AM
Just talked to Skip, said it looks to be a gorgeous weekend up there. My local group will be rolling into town hopefully by 1pm Friday so we can get some wheelin' in.

See you guys there.

tkob1060
11-02-2009, 12:08 PM
I wont be making it for this trip, I am going up to NJ and then on Monday have an interview in Chambersburg, PA and no its not for River Raider :laughing:

enigmaverse
11-05-2009, 07:02 AM
ONE MORE DAY FOR ME!

We've got a fairly eclectic group going up:

2 JKs
3 TJs
1 YJ
a bronco and possibly a CJ7

Should make for an interesting weekend. The YJ is brand new to one of my groups members: 42" iroks, blue torch armor, 14 bolt rear, d60 front, twin sticked.

Would LOVE to see more JK's represent... wink wink, nudge nudge.

If you dont have any plans, or just want to get as far from URE as possible, swing on by, I'll be there by 2pm on friday.

benmar2000
11-06-2009, 04:40 AM
Well.. I have to back down.. I am on call this weekend.. We have a team going to St Croix, VI for trial.. I have to make sure the network setup gets synced.. :pissed::pissed:

enigmaverse
11-08-2009, 07:26 PM
You missed a helluva weekend! We had a JK out there that was 5 days old... less than 500 mi. on it.

I'll post pics when I get them downloaded and assembled.

I added a few more trails to my list, and I used either a shock or a boulder to mod my drivers side front brake line....

Hey Teraflex: I need a replacement extended brake line for a 3" spring lift. :)

I'll be giving you guys a call tomorrow.

btw: anybody have a good way to protect these lines from getting snagged on the jeep itself..

SONIC
11-08-2009, 07:28 PM
Sorry i missed it!
Looking forward to pictures...

benmar2000
11-09-2009, 04:35 AM
Yeah.. I am sorry I missed it also.. Damn work.. All I did was sit around waiting for a call that never came. :pissed::pissed:

And where are the pics.. :D

enigmaverse
11-09-2009, 05:24 AM
I've got pics of everyone but me, waiting on those to come through, once they do, I'll post up a new thread.

benmar2000
11-09-2009, 05:29 AM
I've got pics of everyone but me, waiting on those to come through, once they do, I'll post up a new thread.

SWEET!!! :D It was an awesome day on saturday which pissed me off even more.. :pissed::pissed:

enigmaverse
11-09-2009, 06:32 AM
It was absolutely gorgeous up there. We ran top/ doorless all weekend, even drove home with the top down (55* when I pulled in my driveway last night).

here's a teaser:
13574

benmar2000
11-09-2009, 07:22 AM
It was absolutely gorgeous up there. We ran top/ doorless all weekend, even drove home with the top down (55* when I pulled in my driveway last night).

here's a teaser:
13574

Anyone try to do the Papa Gulch.. :laughing:

enigmaverse
11-09-2009, 07:24 AM
HELL NO.

thats guaranteed body damage and loss of windshield.

We did help one of the guys in the buggies do 3D... and to hi lift a boulder out of his line.

benmar2000
11-09-2009, 09:02 AM
:laughing::laughing2::laughing:

Yeah.. Papa Gulches is EXTREME!!!

Damn.. I really wish I could have gone.. Right now I am still on stand by.. Damn judge won't make up his mind about going to trial or not.. :pissed::pissed: