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Title: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: DOUG on August 22, 2017, 05:21:17 PM
GULCHES ORVP

SEPTEMBER 15-17      DISCUSSION THREAD

RIDE CHECK IN HERE:
http://www.gatrailriders.com/GTRForums/index.php/topic,16894.0.html

AMENITIES :
Gulches has 13 campsites with eight on the river.  These are primitive tent campsites and all have fire rings.  Camping is available all year long Friday through Sunday and some Monday holidays.
Camping is $10.00  per tent per night.
When we have campers in the park we keep our office kitchen and bathroom facilities open 24 hours.  The kitchen includes a double sink, micro waves, coffee maker, toaster and a freezer to store ice.  Bathroom facilities are unisex with a shower.
We have one primitive cabin which has electricity. Including a light and ceiling fan, outlets, heat and AC. Bunk beds are primitive (plywood) therefore you need to bring your own bedding. The cabin can sleep 5 comfortably. (We have had nights with 8 folks in the cabin.) The cabin is $35.00 per night .

PARK RATES :
FRIDAY $15          $5 CHARGE FOR PASSENGERS     3PM to DUSK
SATURDAY $25     $5 CHARGE FOR PASSENGERS     10AM to DUSK
SUNDAY  $25       $5 CHARGE FOR PASSENGERS     11AM to 6PM

OR

$50 - ALL WEEKEND - CAMPING INCLUDED (I rig, 1 driver, all passengers that have a seat belt, and primitive camping)

PARK INFORMATION :

Address :
6850 Indian Mound Rd Laurens Cnty, SC 29384

Website :
http://www.gulchesorvpark.com/index.php

Phone :
(864)449-5698

TRAIL MAP:                http://www.gulchesorvpark.com/web_documents/map_of_gulches_2010.pdf

TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS:        http://www.gulchesorvpark.com/web_documents/back_of_map.doc

FIRST TIMER REGISTRATION FORM:      http://www.gulchesorvpark.com/web_documents/first_timers_registration_gulches.doc

GATR Ride Rules & Information : http://www.gatrailriders.com/GTRForums/index.php?action=rules (http://www.gatrailriders.com/GTRForums/index.php?action=rules)

Title: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on August 23, 2017, 11:26:53 AM
Excited to hit this park again. It's been a while. We could almost wheel the first half of the day, then have a big lunch/cookout and wheel the second half at dusk. Thoughts?
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: tcdawg on August 23, 2017, 12:40:13 PM
Excited to hit this park again. It's been a while. We could almost wheel the first half of the day, then have a big lunch/cookout and wheel the second half at dawn. Thoughts?

cool idea.  easy to do at this park due to its size
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: patman on August 23, 2017, 12:44:40 PM
Im hoping to not kill my starter on the opposite end of the park 10 mins after I get there.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: kent10sne1 on August 23, 2017, 12:47:26 PM
Im hoping to not kill my starter on the opposite end of the park 10 mins after I get there.

Damm. pat. u have already jinxed it.  tisk tisk.    //no//
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: jd30005 on August 23, 2017, 12:50:31 PM
Excited to hit this park again. It's been a while. We could almost wheel the first half of the day, then have a big lunch/cookout and wheel the second half at dawn. Thoughts?

Yeah, last time Mark A, Rob and I were here we wheeled the whole park in 4 hours.  It's small.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on August 23, 2017, 01:15:30 PM
Excited to hit this park again. It's been a while. We could almost wheel the first half of the day, then have a big lunch/cookout and wheel the second half at dawn. Thoughts?

Yeah, last time Mark A, Rob and I were here we wheeled the whole park in 4 hours.  It's small.

But did you get your "Papa Gulch" on??
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on August 23, 2017, 01:59:28 PM
Excited to hit this park again. It's been a while. We could almost wheel the first half of the day, then have a big lunch/cookout and wheel the second half at dawn. Thoughts?
You mean dusk? Or party all night and ride at dawn?  :D
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on August 23, 2017, 02:33:24 PM
Excited to hit this park again. It's been a while. We could almost wheel the first half of the day, then have a big lunch/cookout and wheel the second half at dawn. Thoughts?
You mean dusk? Or party all night and ride at dawn?  :D
I like this idea!!!


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on August 23, 2017, 02:53:34 PM
Dawn. This ride isn't for the weak


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clark123456 on August 23, 2017, 08:42:27 PM
Dawn. This ride isn't for the weak


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I'm so confused. 

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Kadavenport on August 24, 2017, 09:48:34 AM
Hey guys,
Definitely interested in this ride and it will be my first ride at a park (and with the club). I have land in Hart Co. about an hour away from the park, so I would plan to just meet you guys there. That dawn ride is for Saturday morning, right? How early?

I've gone through the required equipment for a club ride and should have everything covered... installing the CB and Firestik this weekend. Once installed, I may be begging/bartering for some tuning help.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Blue J on August 24, 2017, 10:38:53 AM
Drivers meeting is always at 9 am local time. Air'd down and ready to roll.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on August 24, 2017, 11:30:35 AM
Drivers meeting for the non partiers at 9.......


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: kent10sne1 on August 24, 2017, 11:47:00 AM
Drivers meeting for the non partiers at 9.......


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This is a More true statement than the prior one.  ;)  lol
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: ranier1315 on August 24, 2017, 02:32:44 PM
It's pretty much almost, sometimes, always 9ish.......
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Kadavenport on August 24, 2017, 04:07:19 PM
Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: BigMike on August 24, 2017, 05:59:01 PM
Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?

Sounds like a great plan.  Let's hope the park is dry and zero mud though.  I'm tired of spending 4 hours cleaning my rig on Sunday.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on August 24, 2017, 06:05:20 PM
Hey guys,
Definitely interested in this ride and it will be my first ride at a park (and with the club). I have land in Hart Co. about an hour away from the park, so I would plan to just meet you guys there. That dawn ride is for Saturday morning, right? How early?

I've gone through the required equipment for a club ride and should have everything covered... installing the CB and Firestik this weekend. Once installed, I may be begging/bartering for some tuning help.
I'll bring my tuner. Kevin & I learned how to use it @ Golden. 
Guess I better check in.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clark123456 on August 25, 2017, 07:17:05 AM
Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?
No biggie on letting everyone know...it's just used to gauge interest.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clark123456 on August 25, 2017, 07:17:40 AM


Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?

 I'm tired of spending 4 hours cleaning my rig on Sunday.

Tell me about it, brother.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: kent10sne1 on August 25, 2017, 07:21:20 AM
got my car guy coming to the house sat , mine, wifes and son's.   i need to give it a spray to get the caked on dirt/mudd off.    im always amazed at how he makes even my scratched up dirty rig look amazing.  :)
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Kadavenport on August 25, 2017, 07:55:58 AM
I'll bring my tuner. Kevin & I learned how to use it @ Golden. 
Guess I better check in.

Thanks David, I'll let you know if I get it tuned ahead of the ride.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: tjsahara00 on August 25, 2017, 08:02:22 AM


Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?

 I'm tired of spending 4 hours cleaning my rig on Sunday.

Tell me about it, brother.

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 //LMAO// //LMAO// //LMAO// //LMAO//
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Blue J on August 25, 2017, 11:03:48 AM


Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?

 I'm tired of spending 4 hours cleaning my rig on Sunday.

Tell me about it, brother.

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Wait @clark123456 you cleaned your rig? on purpose?
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clark123456 on August 25, 2017, 11:11:51 AM


Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?

 I'm tired of spending 4 hours cleaning my rig on Sunday.

Tell me about it, brother.

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Wait @clark123456 you cleaned your rig? on purpose?
God no, I wanted someone to tell me about cleaning a rig for four hours on a Sunday.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: patman on August 25, 2017, 11:20:18 AM


Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?

 I'm tired of spending 4 hours cleaning my rig on Sunday.

Tell me about it, brother.

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Wait @clark123456 you cleaned your rig? on purpose?
God no, I wanted someone to tell me about cleaning a rig for four hours on a Sunday.

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I just finished my 3rd coat of wax. Took forever to buff out the tree scratches
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on August 25, 2017, 12:20:54 PM
I just finished my 3rd coat of wax. Took forever to buff out the tree scratches

Something tells me it would take SEVERAL bottles of the Dr Scratch Remover on your beauty, Pat.  Don't go changin...
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: BigMike on August 25, 2017, 12:25:42 PM


Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?

 I'm tired of spending 4 hours cleaning my rig on Sunday.

Tell me about it, brother.

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Wait @clark123456 you cleaned your rig? on purpose?
God no, I wanted someone to tell me about cleaning a rig for four hours on a Sunday.

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I just finished my 3rd coat of wax. Took forever to buff out the tree scratches

But no f'ing cup holder.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on August 25, 2017, 02:43:50 PM
If you ride "bitch" there are two.........its called hands.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on August 25, 2017, 06:29:50 PM
If you ride "bitch" there are two.........its called hands.

Dave, riding with you I needed three hands, and a better seatbelt!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on August 25, 2017, 09:38:03 PM
Its called finesse. Lol
If you want to buy me a set of harnesses I'll try to get them installed before the next trip...........

to GM.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Ckkphoto on August 27, 2017, 12:22:26 PM
Alright, looks like I'm in. 9AM is no problem, with two small children my party days are over. My brother-in-law just bought a TJ Rubi today, so I am going to try to get him to come. Maybe I can talk my dad into getting his CJ5 muddy too. When do you guys need to know?
No biggie on letting everyone know...it's just used to gauge interest.

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I am interested but will have to be a last minute call.  Really looking forward to making a ride sometime though.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Mortalis5509 on August 29, 2017, 02:38:55 PM
Think I'll be able to make this ride.

Pulled the rear axle, got new gears. Sucked to find out that I stretched the holes of the arb case. Arb is being super awesome and warranting the case. I just need to pay shipping and reuse the internals. Really happy about that.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Kadavenport on August 30, 2017, 07:48:18 AM
So I ran into a guy on Sunday who said my Jeep can't handle Gulches. Looked at the website, and there appeared to be plenty of easy trails, and bypasses around obstacles. I don't want to be that guy holding you up on the trail, and I definitely don't want to be towed back home after breaking because I was stupid. Is this park too difficult for a noob like me to enjoy?

My LJ is running 32x11.5x15 ATs and roughly a 5in lift. I have the LSD in the rear, no lockers. Wanting to come and learn, but you guys tell me if this isn't the right trip. My brother-in-law is planning on joining too in his TJR with 2in lift and 33x12.5x15 MTs.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: BigMike on August 30, 2017, 07:51:25 AM
So I ran into a guy on Sunday who said my Jeep can't handle Gulches. Looked at the website, and there appeared to be plenty of easy trails, and bypasses around obstacles. I don't want to be that guy holding you up on the trail, and I definitely don't want to be towed back home after breaking because I was stupid. Is this park too difficult for a noob like me to enjoy?

My LJ is running 32x11.5x15 ATs and roughly a 5in lift. I have the LSD in the rear, no lockers. Wanting to come and learn, but you guys tell me if this isn't the right trip. My brother-in-law is planning on joining too in his TJR with 2in lift and 33x12.5x15 MTs.

We've had plenty of stock rigs with no mods at the Gulches.  There is something for everyone there.  I think you guys will be fine.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: tcdawg on August 30, 2017, 08:16:56 AM
So I ran into a guy on Sunday who said my Jeep can't handle Gulches. Looked at the website, and there appeared to be plenty of easy trails, and bypasses around obstacles. I don't want to be that guy holding you up on the trail, and I definitely don't want to be towed back home after breaking because I was stupid. Is this park too difficult for a noob like me to enjoy?

My LJ is running 32x11.5x15 ATs and roughly a 5in lift. I have the LSD in the rear, no lockers. Wanting to come and learn, but you guys tell me if this isn't the right trip. My brother-in-law is planning on joining too in his TJR with 2in lift and 33x12.5x15 MTs.

you will have a blast, lots to do at Gulches for a rig like yours
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Raisinhead on August 30, 2017, 08:39:47 AM
So I ran into a guy on Sunday who said my Jeep can't handle Gulches. Looked at the website, and there appeared to be plenty of easy trails, and bypasses around obstacles. I don't want to be that guy holding you up on the trail, and I definitely don't want to be towed back home after breaking because I was stupid. Is this park too difficult for a noob like me to enjoy?

My LJ is running 32x11.5x15 ATs and roughly a 5in lift. I have the LSD in the rear, no lockers. Wanting to come and learn, but you guys tell me if this isn't the right trip. My brother-in-law is planning on joining too in his TJR with 2in lift and 33x12.5x15 MTs.

you will have a blast, lots to do at Gulches for a rig like yours


Agree! This park is perfect for both of you guys. I don't know what that guy was thinking.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: tjsahara00 on August 30, 2017, 08:47:55 AM
Totally agree....perfect place to get started.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: kvom on August 30, 2017, 09:36:08 AM
Esp. the parking lot
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on August 30, 2017, 09:58:23 AM
So I ran into a guy on Sunday who said my Jeep can't handle Gulches. Looked at the website, and there appeared to be plenty of easy trails, and bypasses around obstacles. I don't want to be that guy holding you up on the trail, and I definitely don't want to be towed back home after breaking because I was stupid. Is this park too difficult for a noob like me to enjoy?

My LJ is running 32x11.5x15 ATs and roughly a 5in lift. I have the LSD in the rear, no lockers. Wanting to come and learn, but you guys tell me if this isn't the right trip. My brother-in-law is planning on joining too in his TJR with 2in lift and 33x12.5x15 MTs.
My first ride with GATR was at gulches. Stock Sahara and duratracs. I had a blast!!!! And never looked back. You'll have plenty to do, bypasses around the tough spots, and easy trails running next to the hard ones so you can sit and watch the guys trying things you don't want to. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/e7d7ddf6684d658ea0c7f9d7f67e1996.png)the day the bug bit......


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Blue J on August 30, 2017, 10:46:14 AM
Gulches is great. I think many of us rode Gulches as our 1st Club Ride. my 2 cents is to make sure you have good diff covers and oil pan/transmission skids.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on August 30, 2017, 10:55:04 AM
So I ran into a guy on Sunday who said my Jeep can't handle Gulches. Looked at the website, and there appeared to be plenty of easy trails, and bypasses around obstacles. I don't want to be that guy holding you up on the trail, and I definitely don't want to be towed back home after breaking because I was stupid. Is this park too difficult for a noob like me to enjoy?

My LJ is running 32x11.5x15 ATs and roughly a 5in lift. I have the LSD in the rear, no lockers. Wanting to come and learn, but you guys tell me if this isn't the right trip. My brother-in-law is planning on joining too in his TJR with 2in lift and 33x12.5x15 MTs.
My first ride with GATR was at gulches. Stock Sahara and duratracs. I had a blast!!!! And never looked back. You'll have plenty to do, bypasses around the tough spots, and easy trails running next to the hard ones so you can sit and watch the guys trying things you don't want to. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/e7d7ddf6684d658ea0c7f9d7f67e1996.png)the day the bug bit......


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Yeah, the parking lot is pretty ruff. Lol
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clarksr on September 07, 2017, 07:38:09 AM
Are there still places to camp available? I am trying to convince my fiance that we need to go. It is about a 3.5hr ride, and I would trailer it down there for convenience and in case I break something.  //:hlp//

We would get in around 8-9 on friday night, and then camp out till Sunday. I would have to leave by noon-ish on Sunday.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: DOUG on September 07, 2017, 08:07:47 AM
I have a meeting in Greenville all week and was planning to take the Jeep up and then ride at Gulches on Saturday, but I don't think that's going to happen now.

If Irma dumps the amount of rain they are forecasting, the river at Gulches will flood and cover all of the camp sites and Skip will not open.  It's a wait and see.  Irma could turn east and go out to sea and not be a factor at all. 

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 07, 2017, 08:22:42 AM
No expert here, but if any of the models are correct, even if it does turn north later than earlier it'll pass through north GA and the Carolinas Monday and Tuesday. That should leave enough time to dry out, and dissipate any flooding that might occur on the river at the park. I'm planning on being there unless it's still raining on Friday.

And to answer your question about camping. Yes, there are still plenty of spots open. Check out the "check in" thread. It has sites listed, number of people signed up for those sites and maximum occupancy for each spot.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: DOUG on September 07, 2017, 08:57:35 AM
No expert here, but if any of the models are correct, even if it does turn north later than earlier it'll pass through north GA and the Carolinas Monday and Tuesday. That should leave enough time to dry out, and dissipate any flooding that might occur on the river at the park. I'm planning on being there unless it's still raining on Friday.

That would be awesome.  I would love to run a few of those trails again.   In the past the river there hasn't subsided for 3 or more days after a big rain locally and upstream,  The river covers all of the campsites and lower areas of the park.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 07, 2017, 09:07:33 AM
No expert here, but if any of the models are correct, even if it does turn north later than earlier it'll pass through north GA and the Carolinas Monday and Tuesday. That should leave enough time to dry out, and dissipate any flooding that might occur on the river at the park. I'm planning on being there unless it's still raining on Friday.

That would be awesome.  I would love to run a few of those trails again.   In the past the river there hasn't subsided for 3 or more days after a big rain locally and upstream,  The river covers all of the campsites and lower areas of the park.
Well dang it, I'm still hopeful. I'll camp in the damn parking lot if I have to. I need to get away from the world and spend some time in the woods. I always start getting a little stir crazy if I spend more than a few weeks without getting out into the wilderness......

"There is something else I am after, out here in the wild. I am searching for an even more elusive prey . . . something that can only be found through the help of wilderness. I am looking for my heart."  John Eldredge Wild at Heart


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clarksr on September 07, 2017, 11:22:05 AM
Well dang... I will still pay attention to these post and see if you all end up going. I will post on the other page about a camping spot.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: jd30005 on September 07, 2017, 07:10:42 PM
Too much going on with work and family so I will not make this one. Look forward to hearing the stories.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flashover101 on September 07, 2017, 08:51:46 PM
I'm still planning on heading up Friday by lunch and leaving Saturday night. Wait and see. Praying for those in the South.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Bjk77 on September 07, 2017, 10:23:07 PM
Hey guys new to posting butt been reading and keepin up with you guys for a long time. I live in south east ga and the eye of Irma is suppose to come rite over us. Say a pray for us. I work for the power company so we're fixin to work our butts of. If it dries out up there y'all have fun. If I'm not still workin then I'll be gettin some needed rest..
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Mortalis5509 on September 07, 2017, 10:44:33 PM
I plan to be there or where ever if it gets moved.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 08, 2017, 12:59:53 PM
I plan to be there or where ever if it gets moved.

Are you camping? What is your plan?
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Mortalis5509 on September 08, 2017, 02:19:16 PM
I plan to be there or where ever if it gets moved.

Are you camping? What is your plan?
O sorry I didn't outline that.

Just the day on Saturday. Friday night is anniversary night.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 08, 2017, 04:17:51 PM
Skip from Gulches just called. He said we are good to go. They are going in early Thursday to clear the trails and make sure the park is clean from wind damage. He also said they are already draining the river to make sure they don't get flooded. They are only expecting about 35 mph winds. This should be a great weekend of wheeling for those attending.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 08, 2017, 04:19:59 PM
Skip from Gulches just called. He said we are good to go. They are going in early Thursday to clear the trails and make sure the park is clean from wind damage. He also said they are already draining the river to make sure they don't get flooded. They are only expecting about 35 mph winds. This should be a great weekend of wheeling for those attending.
Woohoo!!!!


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: DOUG on September 08, 2017, 04:52:42 PM
Awesome change of events!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flashover101 on September 08, 2017, 05:25:48 PM
Skip from Gulches just called. He said we are good to go. They are going in early Thursday to clear the trails and make sure the park is clean from wind damage. He also said they are already draining the river to make sure they don't get flooded. They are only expecting about 35 mph winds. This should be a great weekend of wheeling for those attending.
Awesome!!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on September 08, 2017, 05:46:01 PM
How do you drain a river? Just curious.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on September 08, 2017, 06:26:39 PM
How do you drain a river? Just curious.
was wondering the same thing...
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clark123456 on September 08, 2017, 06:44:10 PM
A big heater?

I am a maybe for Saturday only.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on September 08, 2017, 07:43:20 PM
I mean: Trump can try to drain a swamp. But a river? Come on!!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Raisinhead on September 09, 2017, 07:56:42 AM
How do you drain a river? Just curious.
was wondering the same thing...

My guess is a small man made dam.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flimflamman on September 09, 2017, 08:09:54 AM
I mean: Trump can try to drain a swamp. But a river? Come on!!

lol... and he might let Irma into the US, but he won't let Jose in.

j/k couldn't help myself with that one.

Glad to hear they plan on being in good shape come next weekend. Looking forward to it.  //salute//
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clark123456 on September 09, 2017, 08:24:54 AM


I mean: Trump can try to drain a swamp. But a river? Come on!!

lol... and he might let Irma into the US, but he won't let Jose in.


That was/is funny! 

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flimflamman on September 09, 2017, 10:22:50 AM
Does anyone recall how AT&T cellular service is at Gulches? Fantasy football is a high priority in my life.  //;D//
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: patman on September 09, 2017, 11:40:22 AM
Does anyone recall how AT&T cellular service is at Gulches? Fantasy football is a high priority in my life.  //;D//

There's service
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 09, 2017, 11:45:14 AM
Not sure about att, but with Verizon my service was spotty the further we went down the trail. I had 4 bars in the parking lot though.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on September 09, 2017, 04:26:39 PM
To me: that's one of the advantages of wheeling, no outside distractions. The only thing my phone is good for is pictures.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Kadavenport on September 11, 2017, 08:17:21 AM
you will have a blast, lots to do at Gulches for a rig like yours

Well, my daughters first soccer game got moved to Saturday morning a 9AM... not going to miss the first one, so I guess I'm out. I wouldn't make it to Gulches until around 1:30 PM. I was really looking forward to the first ride with you guys. Now both brother in laws bought TJs, so the three of us will catch you on the next open ride.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 11, 2017, 10:10:46 AM
How do you drain a river? Just curious.
was wondering the same thing...


I would assume they are controlling the amount of water with what is called a dam.


The Saluda Dam or Saluda River Dam located approximately 10 miles (15 km) west of Columbia, South Carolina on the Saluda River. Construction on the dam began in 1927 and was completed in 1930. The purpose of the dam is flood control, hydroelectricity, recreation and water supply.


Here are a few examples.

Dams on the Saluda include:

- The uppermost dam on the Saluda River, on the border of Greenville and Pickens Counties, forming Saluda Lake
Lake
- Saluda Reservoir Dam near Berea.
- the old textile mill dam in Piedmont
- The textile mill dam at Pelzer
- The Pelzer Mills Dam, near Williamston
- The Lee Steam Plant Dam near Williamston
- The Holiday Dam near Belton
- a still-operating dam built to power the textile mill in Ware Shoals
- Greenwood dam, creating Lake Greenwood
- Dreher Shoals Dam creating Lake Murray
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on September 11, 2017, 10:45:29 AM
How do you drain a river? Just curious.
was wondering the same thing...


I would assume they are controlling the amount of water with what is called a dam.


The Saluda Dam or Saluda River Dam located approximately 10 miles (15 km) west of Columbia, South Carolina on the Saluda River. Construction on the dam began in 1927 and was completed in 1930. The purpose of the dam is flood control, hydroelectricity, recreation and water supply.


Here are a few examples.

Dams on the Saluda include:

- The uppermost dam on the Saluda River, on the border of Greenville and Pickens Counties, forming Saluda Lake
Lake
- Saluda Reservoir Dam near Berea.
- the old textile mill dam in Piedmont
- The textile mill dam at Pelzer
- The Pelzer Mills Dam, near Williamston
- The Lee Steam Plant Dam near Williamston
- The Holiday Dam near Belton
- a still-operating dam built to power the textile mill in Ware Shoals
- Greenwood dam, creating Lake Greenwood
- Dreher Shoals Dam creating Lake Murray

Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 11, 2017, 10:55:13 AM
 //LMAO//
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 12, 2017, 02:13:47 PM
Well, judging from the check in thread, this might be the smallest ride I've experienced with the group. Since it's an "open ride" do more people show than are "checked in"?


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 12, 2017, 03:00:32 PM
Probably just a smaller ride due to weather and that it is the ride before Harlan, which is further away and more expensive than any other East Coast ride we have.

I love Gulches & planned on attending, but I have to go to a vendor event.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 12, 2017, 04:12:57 PM
Probably just a smaller ride due to weather and that it is the ride before Harlan, which is further away and more expensive than any other East Coast ride we have.

I love Gulches & planned on attending, but I have to go to a vendor event.
I wish I could make it to Harlan. My goal is to make it next year.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flashover101 on September 12, 2017, 04:30:16 PM
I'm still planning on Gulches. Probably be a mud fest but I need to get away after kids and wife been in the house all week ☹️
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 12, 2017, 04:44:14 PM
I'm still planning on Gulches. Probably be a mud fest but I need to get away after kids and wife been in the house all week ☹️
I feel ya, my goal is to be there around 9 Friday morning. Get camp set up and ready to wheel. Hopefully the few days of sun between now and then will dry things up a little bit.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flashover101 on September 12, 2017, 05:05:46 PM
Just found out that there's no school on Wednesday for Gwinnett
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 12, 2017, 05:51:14 PM
Just found out that there's no school on Wednesday for Gwinnett
What is the point? Are there that many people still without power?


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on September 12, 2017, 06:23:07 PM
Yes, as of 530 today 950k still without!
http://www.ajc.com/business/hundreds-thousands-still-without-power-georgia/nMwfwwhIjaCsvPxjq0bymK/
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: DOUG on September 12, 2017, 06:45:25 PM
Yes, as of 530 today 950k still without!
http://www.ajc.com/business/hundreds-thousands-still-without-power-georgia/nMwfwwhIjaCsvPxjq0bymK/
Yep. Lake still out.  Entire city out. 
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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Trailabite on September 12, 2017, 08:11:09 PM
We are still out

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: DOUG on September 12, 2017, 10:32:24 PM
We are still out

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We aren't close but you are very welcome here.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Mortalis5509 on September 12, 2017, 11:01:37 PM
So only 8 people going? That's what's on the check in thread that I see.

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 12, 2017, 11:16:09 PM
Should be fun, small groups!!!!


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on September 13, 2017, 09:02:36 AM
Still planning on being there Saturday, but waiting on an update from Skip about the park conditions.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 13, 2017, 09:53:05 AM
Should be fun, small groups!!!!


I agree, small groups at this park make it much more enjoyable.

Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: kvom on September 13, 2017, 02:09:07 PM
I need to decide by tonight if I'm going.  Is Skip going to report on conditions?
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 13, 2017, 02:18:31 PM
He said they wouldn't be an issue last week, but haven't heard from him since then
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on September 13, 2017, 02:52:32 PM
This was from Skip on Gulches FB

Gulches Park conditions and weather: 9/15-17   We had no damage and no flooding. No big trees down just leaves and tiny branches. By Friday we should be dry.We have three big groups coming in and all campsites are taken. Clemson off road, Georgia trail riders and a large group from North Carolina will be in attendance for the weekend. It is always fun to see what folks drive from different parts of the Southeast. There should be rigs from stock to wild. Temps in the mid 80's down to the sixties at night. Looks like a great weekend of wheelin.

Cash or check only. or paypal on your smart phone. PS our web site has been down, caught a virus. We are working on it. Hope to be up soon.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on September 13, 2017, 03:07:04 PM
Do we want to tell Skip he can book campsite 1?  Looks like we won't need it.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 13, 2017, 03:13:37 PM
He just called me. Park is in great condition. They will be opening at 3:00 on Friday.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 13, 2017, 03:14:30 PM
He just called me. Park is in great condition. They will be opening at 3:00 on Friday.
Can we get there earlier to set up camp?


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: kvom on September 13, 2017, 05:32:45 PM
I just talked to Skip; he'll be there at 1 on Friday.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 13, 2017, 06:56:13 PM
I just talked to Skip; he'll be there at 1 on Friday.
Thank ya sir.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on September 13, 2017, 07:14:52 PM
Man, I'm on the fence about going.  I have a bunch of trees down that I need to cut up and clear, I have help available this weekend.  If I wait I'll have to do it myself .
  Looks like the four of us camping are the same group that rode together at Golden.  Who's gonna be our guide? @Chris36l
I'm off Friday, I can be there by 1.
Talk me into going, it won't take much.
Kev
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on September 13, 2017, 07:36:28 PM
Go!!

Did that work?
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flimflamman on September 13, 2017, 07:46:47 PM
Thinking I'm going to head up early Saturday morning as to arrive by 8 AM (looks like a 3 hour drive for me). Not sure yet if I'm going to head back Saturday night or Sunday morning. Also thinking about taking Friday off so I can play a bit longer.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 13, 2017, 08:34:49 PM
Man, I'm on the fence about going.  I have a bunch of trees down that I need to cut up and clear, I have help available this weekend.  If I wait I'll have to do it myself .
  Looks like the four of us camping are the same group that rode together at Golden.  Who's gonna be our guide? @Chris36l
I'm off Friday, I can be there by 1.
Talk me into going, it won't take much.
Kev
Come on dude!!! It'll be nostalgic, this was my first park, you were there, Marc lead our group. You gotta come out. Just drive up Friday, have some fun, and take care of the trees Saturday.

And I'm gonna nominate @flashover101 to be our guide. I think it's about time.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 13, 2017, 08:35:35 PM
Next question, who's got firewood for Friday night? I've got some, but not enough for a bonfire.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Danny Kinder on September 13, 2017, 08:56:23 PM
Man, I'm on the fence about going.  I have a bunch of trees down that I need to cut up and clear, I have help available this weekend.  If I wait I'll have to do it myself .
  Looks like the four of us camping are the same group that rode together at Golden.  Who's gonna be our guide? @Chris36l
I'm off Friday, I can be there by 1.
Talk me into going, it won't take much.
Kev

F that. Go wheelin. Yard work sucks lol
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on September 13, 2017, 09:00:21 PM
I'll let ya know tomorrow.  If I come, I can load plenty of firewood in my truck
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 13, 2017, 09:04:33 PM
I'll let ya know tomorrow.  If I come, I can load plenty of firewood in my truck
Hell yeah!!!

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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flashover101 on September 13, 2017, 09:08:49 PM
I'll be there around noon on Friday since we can't check in until 1


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flashover101 on September 13, 2017, 09:09:55 PM
Man, I'm on the fence about going.  I have a bunch of trees down that I need to cut up and clear, I have help available this weekend.  If I wait I'll have to do it myself .
  Looks like the four of us camping are the same group that rode together at Golden.  Who's gonna be our guide? @Chris36l
I'm off Friday, I can be there by 1.
Talk me into going, it won't take much.
Kev
Come on dude!!! It'll be nostalgic, this was my first park, you were there, Marc lead our group. You gotta come out. Just drive up Friday, have some fun, and take care of the trees Saturday.

And I'm gonna nominate @flashover101 to be our guide. I think it's about time.


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Oh is that so?! LOL


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on September 13, 2017, 09:19:00 PM
It's not a big park, can't get that lost
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flashover101 on September 13, 2017, 09:22:49 PM
Gonna be perfect weather!!


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on September 13, 2017, 09:45:28 PM
I know my way around, but yeah...it's not very big.  You can run the whole park 2-3x in a day.  Some are definitely worth running multiple times.  Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clarksr on September 14, 2017, 07:17:46 AM
A few things have changed, and we can make it now! If you all are still accepting people that is...?

I will be trailer the Jeep and be Friday night, since I still have to work Friday and its about a 3hour drive. We will be camping out, I will post in the camp out thread to confirm my spot if thats okay (I noticed all of the post were deleted). Let me know if those who are going want us to bring anything inparticular regarding food/drinks to have meal together. I wasnt sure how you all did it, if we did a potluck? or what. Haha. Let me know, its looks like a small group but we are excited to get out (well I am - the fiance is just along for the ride)

Also, does the park allow dogs, or do you all allow dogs? Or should we leave her home?
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clarksr on September 14, 2017, 07:25:19 AM
Next question, who's got firewood for Friday night? I've got some, but not enough for a bonfire.


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I can bring a fair amount if needed. I will throw it on the back of the truck. We wont be there till 8ish friday night though. But I have alot.

Also, who all is camping out Saturday night?
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on September 14, 2017, 07:52:40 AM
A few things have changed, and we can make it now! If you all are still accepting people that is...?

I will be trailer the Jeep and be Friday night, since I still have to work Friday and its about a 3hour drive. We will be camping out, I will post in the camp out thread to confirm my spot if thats okay (I noticed all of the post were deleted). Let me know if those who are going want us to bring anything inparticular regarding food/drinks to have meal together. I wasnt sure how you all did it, if we did a potluck? or what. Haha. Let me know, its looks like a small group but we are excited to get out (well I am - the fiance is just along for the ride)

Also, does the park allow dogs, or do you all allow dogs? Or should we leave her home?
And, for meals, I would say we're probably all on our own for this one, with a small group like this.  Sometimes we plan larger group meals, but that would be in this thread already if it was in the works.  Sometimes Skip has someone come on-site, cooking from a food truck, but haven't seen any posts from him regarding food this weekend.  So...bring all you need.  He also has some snacks, drinks & frozen stuff for sale at the front if you need it.

And, yes, dogs are allowed.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 14, 2017, 08:26:59 AM
Next question, who's got firewood for Friday night? I've got some, but not enough for a bonfire.


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I can bring a fair amount if needed. I will throw it on the back of the truck. We wont be there till 8ish friday night though. But I have alot.

Also, who all is camping out Saturday night?
I'm still up in the air about camping Saturday night. I've got a family gathering Sunday at noon in snellville. As for firewood, you can never bring enough. Lol.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: patman on September 14, 2017, 08:31:54 AM
A few things have changed, and we can make it now! If you all are still accepting people that is...?

I will be trailer the Jeep and be Friday night, since I still have to work Friday and its about a 3hour drive. We will be camping out, I will post in the camp out thread to confirm my spot if thats okay (I noticed all of the post were deleted). Let me know if those who are going want us to bring anything inparticular regarding food/drinks to have meal together. I wasnt sure how you all did it, if we did a potluck? or what. Haha. Let me know, its looks like a small group but we are excited to get out (well I am - the fiance is just along for the ride)

Also, does the park allow dogs, or do you all allow dogs? Or should we leave her home?
And, for meals, I would say we're probably all on our own for this one, with a small group like this.  Sometimes we plan larger group meals, but that would be in this thread already if it was in the works.  Sometimes Skip has someone come on-site, cooking from a food truck, but haven't seen any posts from him regarding food this weekend.  So...bring all you need.  He also has some snacks, drinks & frozen stuff for sale at the front if you need it.

And, yes, dogs are allowed.

The food guy (Travis Davis) will not be there this weekend.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clarksr on September 14, 2017, 09:22:46 AM
Okay - just checking. We will camp out Saturday night if you all do as well. It only make sense, since that drive back that late at night would suck.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: kvom on September 14, 2017, 02:25:29 PM
Jeep is loaded.  Will leave here around 10:00 to arrive ~1:00pm.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: flimflamman on September 14, 2017, 07:26:39 PM
Ima headin' up tomorrow and hope to be there by 2pm. Camp Friday night and head home Saturday evening. Got stuff to get done on Sunday.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 14, 2017, 07:31:01 PM
Should be headed up around 10. Probably stop and grab lunch and be waiting on skip at 1.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: RedDragonATL on September 15, 2017, 07:38:00 AM
You guys have fun today and I'll see you in the morning.
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on September 15, 2017, 07:51:23 AM
Trees can wait!  I'll be there around 1
I got wood.
Wait, I'm excited, but not that excited.  I got firewood!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 15, 2017, 07:58:57 AM
Trees can wait!  I'll be there around 1
I got wood.
Wait, I'm excited, but not that excited.  I got firewood!
Lol. See ya then.


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: clarksr on September 15, 2017, 08:30:42 AM
Trees can wait!  I'll be there around 1
I got wood.
Wait, I'm excited, but not that excited.  I got firewood!
Lol. See ya then.


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See you all tonight! I'll have some extra fire wood for when the fire starts burning out!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: tcdawg on September 15, 2017, 08:39:20 AM
You guys have a blast at Gulches.

This was the first offroad park for me back in 2011 I believe.  My first ride with the Georgia TrailRiders and man did I have an insane time. 

Enjoy and post some pictures!!!!!!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on September 15, 2017, 08:47:25 AM

You guys have a blast at Gulches.

This was the first offroad park for me back in 2011 I believe.  My first ride with the Georgia TrailRiders and man did I have an insane time. 

Enjoy and post some pictures!!!!!!


I'm sure my pics will be upside down as usual!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Cannonballkev on September 15, 2017, 12:29:31 PM
Late start, @Chris36l  215 arrival
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 15, 2017, 01:22:16 PM
Late start, @Chris36l  215 arrival
No worries. We are still up at the office chatting with skip. He said the park is dryer than it was last weekend. Should be a great weekend of wheeling. He did move us from site 7 to site 1 so we could fit all 5 of us. And gave the rest of the sites to a group out of Clemson. ( they have 30 rigs)


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: tcdawg on September 15, 2017, 02:22:47 PM
Late start, @Chris36l  215 arrival
No worries. We are still up at the office chatting with skip. He said the park is dryer than it was last weekend. Should be a great weekend of wheeling. He did move us from site 7 to site 1 so we could fit all 5 of us. And gave the rest of the sites to a group out of Clemson. ( they have 30 rigs)


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Camp site 1 is a good party site. Rock on!!!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on September 15, 2017, 03:37:56 PM
Pics for the web wheelers. Please!
Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Chris36l on September 15, 2017, 11:58:29 PM
Pics for the web wheelers. Please!
Very little service. Been trying to upload for an hour and not going through


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Title: Re: GATR OPEN RIDE SEPTEMBER 15 - 17th : GULCHES DISCUSSION THREAD
Post by: Big Dave on September 16, 2017, 08:08:12 AM
Thanks for trying. We'll wait.