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I had kind of put off going to Rausch Creek because by principle the park pissed me off. They make you buy a one year membership for each person (driver and passengers) and it felt like it was a money grab. I was thinking that I would only be there once and was only going to grab the badge trails.

Well I was wrong. The membership came with free camping, and the people were super nice. They open up the camping even when the park is not open for wheeling which worked out great for us as we arrived on Thursday and the park is open Friday through Sunday. The park's trails were marked the best of any place I have wheeled. All intersections are labeled on the trail and they have a GPS enabled free downloadable map. The best working GPS downloadable map I have used for running a trail, the best printed map and the best marked trails that I have been on. Well worth the 20 bucks for the membership. Okay enough typing and such on to the adventure.

The normal crew was with me. My wife Carla, (I call her Kevin) Bill in the Punk'N, Phil in the Stingray, and Gary in the Ocean Blue. Also groining us in a JKUR was Steven and Lisa. Fellow JLwranglerforum member Sparky1352 also joined us for one of the days of wheeling. We had a great time together.

We met up and headed out early Thursday morning in the rain. It took us about two hours to drive out of the rain and then the weather was good for the rest of the long weekend.
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A little foggy in the morning, but the fog eventually burned off.
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Shot out through the top.
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Why we Jeep....
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Steven custom painted his JK. He is a true artist. The paint looks like it is a wrap, but it is not. He hand painted 1941 rivets on the Jeep. I would be scared to wheel it, but he wheeled the heck out of it.
Look in the mirror. More pics of the JK to come.
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Gary did scrub the RTT on a tree. He is already thinking about switching back to a camper. He does not like the set up and tear down and repack everyday senerio.
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The blue sky is starting to poke through as the fog burns off.
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These two are adventure girls. They love Jeeping, mud, sleeping outside, hiking, rock crawling and just general kick ass kind of girls.
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This is the climb of Crawlers Ridge.


















a fly by of the Jeeps on the trail. There was plenty of water.



































There were plenty of spots to flex and put a rear tire or front tire in the air.
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Hill Climb 5. It does not look like it in the pic, but Carla just about fliped the Jeep over here. The front tire is about 3 feet off the ground in this pic.
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Phil made a Youtube vid of this and you will see it better there if you watch the video.


Saw this in the parking lot. Love the old Jeeps.
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This is a better picture of the JKUR. It is a 2014, with a long arm lift. 37s, and all the goodies. They also have a 2020 JLUR....and I think three more Jeeps....
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Hoping this pic will win me a Jeep tire photo contest in our local Jeep club.
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Sparkey1352 joined us on Saturday. What a great guy. He fit right in with our group and we enjoyed having him with us for a day of wheeling.
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Sparky
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We had a nice time around the fire at night and I kind of chilled out after everyone went to bed.
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Drone photos of our adventures....
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other various shots.
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Angela is an adventure girl too. She is all about wheeling, SxS, camping, getting dirty and going on adventures.
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Phil flexing a little.
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custom paint. There are no decals on this JKUR. These are all painted on. Artist he is.
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Just trying ot pass on some learninnn,
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Breakfast one morning...... eggs, sweet potato hash with sausage, bacon, mushrooms and onion and a Cinnabon roll. We were roughing it.
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me and the adventure girl Carla. I am a lucky man.
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We all made it home with zero body damage. Now just to get the Jeep cleaned up. It was a great time. I am also lucky, because of the people that travel with me on these adventures. There was zero drama, Everyone preps their Jeeps to minimize potential problems, we call all talk smack and no one gets offended and everyone pitches in.
 

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That looked like a crap ton of fun.
 
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That looked like a crap ton of fun.
I liked it better than Windrock, Bear Wallow, Uwharrie, Red Bird... basically the most fun I have had wheeling East of the Mississippi River in the US.
 
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Phil made some Youtube vids also.

The video shows the my wife pulling the front tire off the ground trying to back down off the Hill Climb #5. (about the 13 minute mark) You can't see me, pull it down on the video, but I did one time. She got to the top but could not make the break over angle. So she backed down. Might need to add a catch can too.

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This looks like a lot of fun. Although, I think I'd be sticking to the green trails and I'm sure my wife would be having a heart attack trying to do some of that stuff lol.

This place is only about 4 hours from me so will have to take a trip there sometime. Need to get my Jeep first though :)
 

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Looks awesome! I went out there last month for the first time on some green trails. Need to work my way up. :)
 

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Great stuff Ted. Thanks for posting all the vids and pics...
 

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Looks awesome, thanks for sharing!
 

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Headed up there in a few weeks - it's a regular trip for my wheeling group (4-5 hrs from central VA). Someone always breaks something with all the rocks.
 
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Headed up there in a few weeks - it's a regular trip for my wheeling group (4-5 hrs from central VA). Someone always breaks something with all the rocks.
We have lucked out on not breaking the Jeeps while wheeling. Phil did have his alternator fail when we were wheeling in Uwharrie National Forest.
 

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This looks awesome. I really enjoyed my only trip to Rausch Creek last summer. It was my first wheeling trip and we stayed on the green trails. The trip I went on was sponsored by a local company named Offroad Consulting and was part of a 3 parks in 3 days weekend. Along with Rausch Creek we did AOAA and Famous Redding. My daughter and I had an awesome time at all three parks.
 
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