Had a great time at Peter’s Mill with the group recently but can’t do this weekend. Hoping there will be an opportunity in June to do flagpole with everyone If so, I am in! ThxNew to Jeepers Ride
One of Northern VA Jeepers Associations long standing traditional rides is the early summer “New to Jeeping” trip up to Flagpole. This year’s ride will be on Saturday, May 14th.
This is stock Jeep friendly, family friendly, and a dog friendly outing. This is the perfect run for new Jeepers, stock Jeeps, or anyone that just wants to get out and meet some new friends. If you went to Peters Mill, this is a great next step.
Since this is a new to Jeeping run, we will do an extended safety brief before we start and go over some basic off-roading 101 points. We will have folks available to answer questions and help those who are new to all this.
Depending on the number we have sign up, we will take one group of people up Union Springs to Meadow Knob, one of the most popular mountain clearings with awesome views for great photo ops. Then we will head down Dunkle Hollow to Skidmore Lake. If we have a lot of Jeepers sign up, we may break into two groups and go the opposite way where we can meet at meadow knob for lunch.
The Flagpole trail has a little of everything. There are some fun hill climbs, some rocky obstacles, and some muddy water holes.
We will stop there for lunch on the trail at Meadow Knob. You can cook out, eat cold food or share with your fellow Jeepers.
- Functioning 4wd
- Spare tire (and tools to change)
- Food & drinks (yes, I always consider snacks mandatory, and we will do a group lunch at the meadow)
- Recovery points (front & rear)
- Full tank of gas
- Follow Tread Lightly principles (including pack in-pack out)
- Fire extinguisher & first aid kit
- Comms (we will use GMRS)
- Recovery gear & Tools
- Camera- You never know what you will see up there. Bear, snakes, deer, fox, quail etc.
- Chair- To eat lunch, relax, and enjoy some scenery at the meadow
Location: We will meet at Mountain View Elementary School parking lot (2800 Rawley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801)
Date: May 14, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM, this will be an all-day ride
We will do a short offroad 101 talk and safety brief before rolling out
Depending on the number of sign-ups will determine the number of groups, 15 rigs will be the max per group.
Sign up below if interested.