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Upcoming Events / Rausch Memorial Day weekend?
« Last post by 96jgcl on Yesterday at 08:56:27 PM »
Any interest in a Rausch Trip memorial day weekend?

I know its early, just trying to get stuff figured out this year.
Vehicles / 06 Scion TC
« Last post by etk300ex on February 13, 2019, 12:45:01 PM »
Non-Automotive / WTB tools
« Last post by etk300ex on February 13, 2019, 12:42:38 PM »
Looking for table saw (with rack and pinion style fence), miter saw, nail gun, good shop vac if anyone is selling.
Vehicles / 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock For Sale
« Last post by TK301 on February 09, 2019, 12:00:17 AM »
General Discussion / Re: New Offroad Test Facility Discussion
« Last post by GojiDog on December 07, 2018, 01:53:17 PM »
Has anything come of this?
Upcoming Events / Re: Winter Wheeling
« Last post by GojiDog on December 07, 2018, 01:18:24 PM »
I want to get out and PLAY.. I CAN DRIVE!! (still wearing the "frankenfoot" though, fun to watch if I get stuck)
Upcoming Events / Re: Winter Wheeling
« Last post by Wingman on December 03, 2018, 02:22:34 PM »
Road salt is keeping my primary wheeling junk parked for the season. Although, the possibility of a poker run isn't out of the cards for the winter beater.
Upcoming Events / Winter Wheeling
« Last post by TrailTamer on December 03, 2018, 11:14:17 AM »
As far as I know nobody are going to KOH, at least not to race this year.

Anybody may be interested to do a trip to RC/AOAA? Or more local, one-day at Attica due to that it’s not for everyone to do winter camping? New Year?

Open to discuss on location and date
Trip Reports / Re: Rausch Creek 11/3 - AOAA 11/4
« Last post by Wingman on November 06, 2018, 07:12:37 PM »
AOAA trails covered:

Upper Anthracite
The Pit
Whiskey Ridge
Lower Anthracite
BA ext
Risk it
Bee Line
Trip Reports / Re: Rausch Creek 11/3
« Last post by Callelle on November 06, 2018, 11:09:35 AM »
Sunday morning came, Lee (my friend riding shotgun) and I packed up and had some breakfast, running into Mike and Connor on our way out. We said our good byes and headed back up to Rausch to meet Mark, hook up my trailer, and make our way to AOAA.

As a side note, there's nothing better than driving through the mountains of PA during peak leaf change.

 We arrived at AOAA shortly after 9 and were on the trail by 9:30, being only my 2nd time there, I was anxious to hit the trails and focus on things we hadn't done on the trip in August. I don't remember all of the names/numbers of the trails we were on, so forgive me if I don't have the labels right. We made our way in the main access trails, and hit a few blues and blacks making our way over towards lower and upper Anthracite. A short break to stretch our legs and assess the muddy conditions of of Pit and we descended in. It was a bit greasy in the beginning but otherwise fairly easy. Mark hit one of the black lines around Der Stutka, needing to get some heat in his tires to clamber out. In an attempt to preserve my axles that I have no faith in, especially with the added weight of my recent exo cage, I've had a rule that if Mark needs both lockers engaged to do something, I probably shouldn't attempt it. With that rule thrown out the window, I gave it a shot and just couldn't get an ounce of traction and bailed out, needing a 3.7 million point turn after wedging myself in between a tree and a boulder. After meeting back up with mark around the corner, I popped the hood, wrapped up some diarrhea pockets in foil and threw them on the engine to heat up while we soldiered on.  We continued on along whiskey ridge, coming to this creek trail that was beyond amazing. Big rocks, trees, constantly wet tires proved challenging in places, but the scenery and babble of the creek made it more than worth it, I can't wait to do it again. We hit some greens, working over towards BA, and took a break for lunch and headed towards BA extension. I let my friend have a shot at driving, however due to the way the passenger seat isn't exactly set up for my body type, I completely ripped open my shorts along my backside from back pocket to the bottom of the leg. After BA extension, marked pulled over to diagnose a failing cooling fan, which turned out to be either a fuse, a relay, or a combination of the two. We headed over to Twister, a blue trail that wasn't a blue anymore after being washed out from that summer's rains. Mark ended up getting in a bad spot and came pretty close to rolling backwards down the hill. Several attempts were made but he ended up winching himself up (possibly giving mark a show he didn't want to see thanks to my ripped trousers while helping him with pulling cable). I was already half way up and, again, throwing my rule of if Mark needs both lockers I shouldn't try it, out the window, I gave it a shot. Smaller tires, less willing on the throttle, and already knowing I wouldn't make it, I also winched myself up. A short break and we decided to hit one more trail before calling it, so we headed over to Bee Line and got right into it. Mark and I both had a couple spots of trouble, taking multiple attempts at different lines. I got myself into a bind pulling cable, and after getting out of that was immediately stuck again. Stacked rocks and finally getting frustrated enough to send the old 4.0 tractor engine into the 3k+ RPM range and I got out of it. Realizing that we were only a third of the way through the trail and with the sun quickly setting and a drive ahead of both of us, we decided to make a u turn and just head back to the parking lot. After an uneventful trip back, we loaded up, had a quick chit chat and parted ways for the trip home.

Another great trip with good friends, entirely worth it.
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