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Wheelin 101 - April 4th @ Rausch Creek

Discussion in 'North East' started by Janster, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    Greetings Gang,

    Saturday April 4th @ Rausch Creek offroad park - the Keystone Krawlers offroad club will be holding a *Wheeling 101* trip. This trip is specifically designed for the new folks & first timers who wanna get their feet wet in offroading. There should be a small lecture in the morning about offroading, offroad driving, and trail etiquette. And there will be seasoned wheelers there to help/assist you with anything, spotting, coaching, & what-not.

    If you're interested in attending - Please contact me via e-mail
    Events@keystonekrawlers.com OR jandy@lieblweb.com

    CLOSED!
    If you plan to attend Please send your name & e-mail address: If you are new to RC please get there before 8am to fill out all your registration paperwork. The Wheelin 101 group is meeting at 8:30 am.

    Anyone is welcome!! First timers, newbies, experienced wheelers, any 4WD vehicles..... but make a note - we will be running GREEN (easy) trails all day and utilizing our time primarily to help the first timers & new folks.

    If you are attending - please make sure your vehicle is maintained and prepared for a day on the trails. Make sure you dress accordingly for the weather and also wear hiking books and/or sturdy sneakers/shoes. Bring a cooler with a packed lunch and drinks (no alcohol!!). We will be on the trails most of the day stopping for lunch and generally stay on the trails till late afternoon or later.

    Rausch Creek offroad Park is located in Tower City/Tremont PA area. It's a Pay-to-play park.
    For more information about the park:
    http://www.rauschcreekoffroadpark.org/index.php
    Trail maps
    http://www.rauschcreekoffroadpark.org/sis/maps.php
    Rules & Regulations
    http://www.rauschcreekoffroadpark.org/sis/rnr.php
    Directions
    http://www.rauschcreekoffroadpark.org/sis/direct.php

    And for some information about offroading, driving, & trail etiquette:
    http://www.rauschcreekoffroadpark.org/sis/maps.php

    My husband and I will be in attendance helping out with the event, coaching, spotting, etc.

    If you have any questions -feel free to ask!!
    Hope to see ya there!
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  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    Rausch Creek is a great place to 'wheel regardless of skill level or rig. For those within a 3 hour radius, make this trip a priority.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    yes awsome place to wheel.been there many times.:D.with the jeep of course
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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  5. Mar 18, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    Bump to keep this on the radar.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2009 at 4:20 AM
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    The Wheelin 101 is officially CLOSED!

    If you're interested in attending one of these in the future, feel free to send me your e-mail address to Events@keystonekrawlers.com. I'll send you an e-mail and let you know when the next event is scheduled.

    Thank You!
    Looking forward to this event!

    For those of you who are signed up, check your e-mail through out the week for more details.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2009 at 4:37 AM
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    excited for the next one! i think im ready to try out some good trails with some good people.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:31 AM
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    Had a GREAT time on Saturday!
    Had about 16 people sign up. About 5 people dropped out the week prior, and two rigs didn't show up that morning. I was limited on staff towards the end but managed to get enough peeps to help run this thing. In the end, we had 3 staff rigs & about 9 attendees.

    Not sure when the next one will be ....possibly in June or July.

    If you're interested in one of these events - shoot me a PM with your e-mail address. I'll send you an e-mail when the next event is on the calender.

    Here are the picts!
    http://community.webshots.com/album/570831292QbklJH?vhost=community
    http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/jeb4x4/2009-04-03/
    http://www.lieblweb.com/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=147
    http://picasaweb.google.com/Ronin.13/RC4x4040409?feat=directlink#
    http://s623.photobucket.com/albums/tt316/93REDYJ/
     
  9. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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    Looks like a great event. I would like to see something like that around Western PA. I'm not sure we have a park like Rausch though. I know there are some in Ohio - like Wellsville. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    How much did you charge for attendance?

    Anyway, I though Rausch Park closed because of environmental concerns?
     
  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    You might be thinking of Paragon Adventure Park up in Hazleton. That closed about 2 years ago because the land was sold (or something to that affect) and there were plans for someone to build a cargo airport up there.

    Rausch Creek is fully operational.
    http://www.rauschcreekoffroadpark.org/
    They even have RockCrawling competitions there every year - called RCrocs. http://www.rcrocs.com/
    And if you're into motorcross - they have a motorcross area also.
    http://www.rauschcreekracing.com/cwo/Home

    Our club doesn't charge any additional fees. The only fees involved are the fees the offroad park charges. If you've never been there, it's $10 yearly membership fee (once per year) and the daily fee is $35 per vehicle/driver ($5 for each passenger).

    They have onsite (primitive) camping available too, if you need to make a weekend of it.

    There's another offroad park near Pattoon, PA. It's called Rock Run Adventure Park.
    It's not open fulltime to vehicles yet....but they do have OPEN weekends.
    Check 'em out. I'm trying to get my butt over there this year if I can find a trailer to rent.
    http://www.rockrunrecreation.com/
     
  11. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    Thanks Janster...yes I was thinking of Paragon. I wrote several letters to try and keep that park open but I believe the owners were screwed by the land lords who sold out on their contract. Never been there but did my part to help.

    Anyway, I've been to Rock Run a bunch of times to ride dirt bikes. I didn't think they had days open for vehicles. I'll have to look into that! It is a great park for dirt bikes and, now that I think about it, it would be fun in a truck too.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    Yeah, Paragon was AWESOME!! I miss that place. When it closed down, it was one of the reasons why we sold the Dodge/trailer and got into a tacoma again (not a bad thing).

    What are the trails like at Rock Run? I wonder if they use different trails for vehicles & bikes? I dunno.... All the pictures I've seen are pretty extreme stuff. Not necessarily interested in extreme wheelin. I'm getting older and enjoy the medium stuff (stuff that you don't need spotting through).
     
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    For dirt bikes, the Rock Run trails are easy. For trucks, there would be some fun areas but nothing too challenging. As of now, they do not have any other trails in the area. They are expanding greatly and have huge plans for the next couple years (2 mx tracks, hillclimbs, hundreds of miles of trails, washing areas, camping grounds, etc. It is state funded and hopefully continues to receive money.

    The trails accomodate UTV's, like the Ranger or Rhino. I can't see trucks getting through some of the tighter turns and narrow hills. I'm sure there are some trails that would not be a problem. The scenery alone would be worth it!

    Here are some pictures from Rock Run:
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    Difficult to see but this is a challenging steep and rocky corner:
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    A lot of trails like this would be great for trucks - FRONT SHOT:
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    REAR SHOT:
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    My nephew posing for the ladies...field trails in the background:
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    I have more somewhere but can't find them.




    OK...so I just visited their website and learned they are testing trails for vehicles / 4x4 / rock crawling. Here are some pics but it looks extreme!

    http://www.rockrunrecreation.com/in...efault,0&cntnt01albumid=14&cntnt01returnid=32

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    I won't even ride that terrain on my bike!
     
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    From their website:

    Thank you for pointing this out. I would like to organize a trip out there to wheel!
     
  15. Apr 8, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Yup, I've been bugging Dan (e-mails) for a while about stuff. Our club has picked July 11th to go. It'll just be an organized group of members heading over there. I have a lead on a trailer to use to haul the jeep - but probably need to borrow my mother-in-laws V8 Grand Cherokee. It's all up in the air right now..... but atleast I've got plenty of time. We've towed with that Grand Cherokee before, so I'd rather do that then try to tow with the tacoma.
     
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