Tuesday, December 22, 2020

G-Allrad Summit: Camp and Crawl Mixer V.1 - Windrock Park, Oliver Springs, TN

Trail Drives, Camping, and some great times with G friends! Bring your tent, sleeping bag, food, and anything else you might need to make your stay comfortable! You MUST purchase day use permits to use park lands. Permits are per-person. You can buy permits online here: Online Land Use Permit

Trail runs will be split in half through the day: 1st run, lunch, 2nd run, dinner, night run for the most advanced in the group is still TBD.


If you're looking to camp, we'll be reserving primitive sites around bathhouse #2 (a picture will be pinned in the posts below). Water pressure is so -so, but the water gets HOT. Facilities are clean! Get your reservations in early as Windrock is a pretty busy OHV park! There are hotels in the area that offer discounts if they know you're planning on running at Windrock. Please see the "How to Windrock" tab on Windrock's website and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the hotels that have partnered with Windrock.


Weather this time of year in Oliver Springs is usually above freezing at night with the possibility for 70s during the day. Usually highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s is common. Bring warm clothes and a warm sleeping bag just in case! This is a rain or shine event, your G WILL be getting muddy in some areas. Pressure washers are available at the campground HQ or the General Store for a small fee. Last time we were there, it was a couple bucks for 5 minutes.


Trails run will be a mix of scenic offroad tracks with some moderate trails that have the potential for some mild bumps and bruises. You will not be allowed to follow the group onto moderate trails if you are on standard all season tires. All-terrain or Mud-Terrain tires are a requirement. 2" lift or greater would be ideal, however stock height G will make it through with mild touchdowns. Cheap CB/Handheld required, if there are obstacles you are not comfortable with you WILL be spotted onto the best line! Don't be afraid to ask! Winch is NOT necessary. Please have your lockers working, some spots are slippery enough that they're needed.

More details will be added as they come! RESERVE YOUR SPOTS ASAP!

Trail runs include a stop for lunch, random photo ops, and sights. We'll be leaving camp at 9:45 to take the access trail down (how's an offroad trail to get to the offroad trails sound?) to the General Store where everyone will have an opportunity to make last second permit purchases and stock up on snacks/supplies. Leave the general store at 10:30 and make our way onto the trails. We'll be taking trails up to our lunch spot at the abandoned train where we'll stay for anywhere from 30-45 mins. Should give everyone a good chance to relax, explore the train, check over their rigs, and get ready for the next set of trails. 

We'll then make our way back to camp using some more technical trails, please take care to pay attention to where you're going, the possibility for some paint pinstripes or door dings, etc is pretty high if you're not paying attention to where you're going!! 


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