Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Uwharrie Off Road Trail Adventure

Expect the Unexpected! 

Expect the unexpected is something every off-roader should be prepared for when they hit the trails. It's one thing I learned when I wheeled in Uwharrie during the Carolina Trails Off Road Spring Invasion. 

The last time wheeled at Uwharrie, I wheeled the three "D" trails; Dickey Bell, Dutch John and Daniel. Those three trails are the most difficult trails at Uwharrie National Forest. The next trip there, I wheeled the other trails which are easy to moderate. 

The rains in the area days before the event created very slick, slippery red clay covered trails. Rain can make an easy trail difficutl. The first time I was on the trails they were dry and dusty which allowed for good traction. Not this time and it became a huge learning experience for me.  

I was very frustrated on parts of the trails because my Jeep was getting no traction. I had to be towed on one trail where my driver's side tire kept slipping into a two foot rut. Several other off-roaders made it thru, but they had their throttle timing down to a tee. Something I needed to work on. 

My Jeep Off-road Fail 👉 Watch Here

It took a few slick trails to get used to hitting that skinny pedal harder than I am used too. I am usually crawling up rocks not muddy slick trails. By the end of the day I was doing pretty good.

Learning to Use Throttle 👉 Watch Here 

Slab Pile Trail 79 & Wolf Den Trail 89 👉 Watch Here

Rocky Mountain Loop 👉 Watch Here

Challenging Day on the Trails 👉 Watch Here

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