Windrock - March 9th

ChattVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2018
Messages
2,449
Reaction score
2,644
Location
Tennessee
Vehicle(s)
JLU 4 door
I live in Knoxville TN I was going to go to windrock two weeks ago in the peak of the rain. We all cancelled because it was so wet we didn't want to wreck the trails, but we couldn't have gone anyway because the road to the park was under 5 ft of water. We've had a few dry days but it's supposed to rain all day Friday and Saturday now. I'll be at windrock Saturday but as a spectator for the Rock bouncing event. Going back the next week to ride at EJL. If you go this week it's going to be wet! Also hurricane Creek is a fun trail. (Not sues how it's fared with the rain)
2" of rain is coming today & tomorrow...it's gonna be very slick!
Advertisement

 
OP
OP
UNC Rubicon

UNC Rubicon

Well-Known Member
First Name
Bret
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
1,498
Reaction score
2,600
Location
Kernersville, NC
Vehicle(s)
2019 Billet Silver JLUR
Vehicle Showcase
1
We decided to bail on the trip and will reschedule for later in the spring. There’s no sense in us pushing our luck just to say we did it.
 

suzookus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2019
Messages
108
Reaction score
109
Location
Charlotte
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S
Vehicle Showcase
1
Watched the latest litebrite YouTube on their Jeep upgrade to Dynatrack. They’ll be headed to Windrock the following week. I think like the 13-14th. Will be interesting to see their footage.
 

chevymitchell

Well-Known Member
First Name
Shawn
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
2,154
Reaction score
4,376
Location
K-Vegas, NC
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR (Pain Train), 2021 Charger Redeye
Occupation
Super Nerd
I decided last night around 915pm that I was going to make the 5 hour trip to Windrock in time to watch the Bouncer Hill Climb. I left the house at 330am this morning and I'm very glad I did. I watched the whole hill climb from the start line at the tape. It was pretty cool, not really a lot of carnage, but still impressive to watch. After the race, I went and hit the trails. There are 3 badge trails here at Windrock. I hit up one of them this afternoon and I'll do the other two tomorrow morning before driving back home. It was a decent, muddy day. I really liked the drizzle of rain and the fog on the trail. Anyway, here a few pics a couple random videos:



IMG_0457.JPG
IMG_0458.JPG
IMG_0460.JPG
IMG_0461.JPG
IMG_0462.JPG
IMG_0463.JPG
IMG_0464.JPG
IMG_0465.JPG
IMG_0466.JPG
IMG_0467.JPG
IMG_0468.JPG
IMG_0472.JPG
IMG_0501.JPG
IMG_0510.JPG
IMG_0516.JPG
IMG_0520.JPG
IMG_0533.JPG
IMG_0534.JPG
IMG_0535.JPG
IMG_0536.JPG
IMG_0537.JPG
IMG_0538.JPG
IMG_0540.JPG
IMG_0541.JPG
IMG_0542.JPG
IMG_0543.JPG
IMG_0544.JPG
IMG_0545.JPG
IMG_0546.JPG
IMG_0547.JPG
IMG_0548.JPG
IMG_0549.JPG
IMG_0551.JPG
IMG_0552.JPG
IMG_0554.JPG
IMG_0556.JPG
IMG_0557.JPG
IMG_0558.JPG
IMG_0559.JPG
IMG_0560.JPG
IMG_0561.JPG
IMG_0562.JPG
IMG_0565.JPG
 

ChattVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2018
Messages
2,449
Reaction score
2,644
Location
Tennessee
Vehicle(s)
JLU 4 door
@chevymitchell Great write up and footage. Pretty ballsy to go solo after all the rain. Have you thought of getting a gopro camera mounted on your dash? Would be very cool for that creek crossing.
 

chevymitchell

Well-Known Member
First Name
Shawn
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
2,154
Reaction score
4,376
Location
K-Vegas, NC
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR (Pain Train), 2021 Charger Redeye
Occupation
Super Nerd
@chevymitchell Great write up and footage. Pretty ballsy to go solo after all the rain. Have you thought of getting a gopro camera mounted on your dash? Would be very cool for that creek crossing.
I wouldn’t neccessarily say ballsy. I perform my own risk assessments and know when to say no. It’s all calculated risk. I’ve done a lot of wheeling alone. I’ve ran into trouble, but nothing I saw today concerned me. I have a Hero 7 Black and brought it with me. I just didn’t feel like setting it up, I suppose. Lol. I was having a good time just wheeling away. I’ll be back out there right when they open in the morning to keep going with Trail #51 and #16.
 

ChattVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2018
Messages
2,449
Reaction score
2,644
Location
Tennessee
Vehicle(s)
JLU 4 door
I wouldn’t neccessarily say ballsy. I perform my own risk assessments and know when to say no. It’s all calculated risk. I’ve done a lot of wheeling alone. I’ve ran into trouble, but nothing I saw today concerned me. I have a Hero 7 Black and brought it with me. I just didn’t feel like setting it up, I suppose. Lol. I was having a good time just wheeling away. I’ll be back out there right when they open in the morning to keep going with Trail #51 and #16.
We've had 2.5" of rain in Chatt since yesterday...if it were drier, I'd leave at 5am and would love to meet you. Did you see anything that a 3" lifted jl on 35" ko2's with lockers would struggle on?
 

chevymitchell

Well-Known Member
First Name
Shawn
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
2,154
Reaction score
4,376
Location
K-Vegas, NC
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR (Pain Train), 2021 Charger Redeye
Occupation
Super Nerd
We've had 2.5" of rain in Chatt since yesterday...if it were drier, I'd leave at 5am and would love to meet you. Did you see anything that my jeep on 35" ko2's with lockers would struggle on?
Nothing yet. 16 is going to be tricky, I think, but 51 shouldn’t be bad at all. I think there’s a few of us that will be coming back within the month.
 

suzookus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2019
Messages
108
Reaction score
109
Location
Charlotte
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S
Vehicle Showcase
1
So up the creek without paddle!
 

chevymitchell

Well-Known Member
First Name
Shawn
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
2,154
Reaction score
4,376
Location
K-Vegas, NC
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR (Pain Train), 2021 Charger Redeye
Occupation
Super Nerd
I woke up early this morning and got back to the General Store right at 8 as they opened. I had to buy a new map since the one from the day before ended up in the mud and then the trash. The goal for the day was trail #51 and #16, however, the lady at the desk said 16 was washed out pretty bad. That was enough warning for me to save it for next time. I thought about it all morning as I was heading up to #51, but the smart decision was to wait.

It took an hour and a half to make it to the North Trailhead for trail #51. It was a fun drive to get all the way up there. The trail itself was super easy and the little waterfalls along the way were really nice.

It's 299 miles from my house to the General Store according to Google Maps. I put a total of 683.9 miles on the Jeep for this 2 day trip, which means approx. 70 miles of trails driven (including tire spin). I have to subtract for the trip to lodging and back. That's not too bad for a quick 2 day trip. Here's a video and some pics:


1.jpg


2.jpg


3.jpg


4.jpg


5.jpg


6.jpg


7.jpg


8.jpg


9.jpg


10.jpg


11.jpg
 

ChattVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2018
Messages
2,449
Reaction score
2,644
Location
Tennessee
Vehicle(s)
JLU 4 door
@chevymitchell A buddy of mine was at Expedition jl at Windrock this Saturday. He said there were some nasty ruts(4 ft deep) from buggies and even folks with 37s locked up were having to winch...this guys front axle didnt fare well:

o4C9KLx.jpg

TLLUi5o.jpg
 
Last edited:

chevymitchell

Well-Known Member
First Name
Shawn
Joined
Feb 18, 2018
Messages
2,154
Reaction score
4,376
Location
K-Vegas, NC
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR (Pain Train), 2021 Charger Redeye
Occupation
Super Nerd
@chevymitchell A buddy of mine was at Expedition jl at Windrock this Saturday. He said there were some nasty ruts(4 ft deep) from buggies and even folks with 37s locked up were having to winch...this guys front axle didnt fare well:

o4C9KLx.jpg

TLLUi5o.jpg
Yeah... Looks like a bad day for him. Hope he got out alright and it was nothing major.

However, it looks like a lot of fun! Pick the right line and you'd be ok running trails like that. I'm looking forward to being out there again.
 
Advertisement

JKS Manufacturing
 
Advertisement
Top