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Texas Meet-Up, decide on site

Discussion in 'Texas' started by fajitas21, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Dec 20, 2016 at 8:24 AM
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    Update: Hidden Falls - Feb 25th

    There's more than a few of us from Houston / Dallas area, and I figured we could have some voting to see what people would be interested in.

    Parks Around this area:
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    Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area - Gilmer, TX
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/B...eed6b59c13b0286!8m2!3d32.797594!4d-94.8740333

    Hidden Falls Adventure Park - Marble Falls, TX - Selected
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/H...fc143fa67ee501!8m2!3d30.5898705!4d-98.1650304

    Northwest OHV Park - Bridgeport, TX
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/N...595a6c1a4f9127!8m2!3d33.2385509!4d-97.7895743

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    I have personally been to Hidden Falls and to Northwest OHV. I will be going to Barnwell in January with some friends from TacomaWorld.

    All 3 have stuff designed for stock trucks all the way to Extreme rigs. 2WD vehicles could easily stay on park roads, and if you're 2WD Locked, maybe the easiest of trails. At the very least, you would just join us and ride with someone to meet up.

    All sites offer camping at the site, but there are state parks nearby. We could launch from a state park and spend the day there, then return to camping at a park. I say this because at the 2 I've been to, the campgrounds were non-powered dirt parking lot kind of situations, and I'd rather just camp a state park nearby. At least Hidden Falls has hookups for 30 amp and 50 amp trailers, the other's might too.

    What's needed:
    Decide on location - Hidden Falls
    Decide on date - Feb 25th
    Objective - Meet up around 10:00 AM near the front area with the pavillion and air tanks.
    Decide on backup plan (if it rains out) - Depending on weather, will still ride, just easier trails.
    Decide where to camp (for those of us roughing it) - Our group will likely stay at Ink's Lake State Park from Feb 24th - 26th.

    What's recommended:
    FRS Radio (walkie-talkies) or CBs for communication
    Recovery gear
    Food / Water / First Aid supplies

    Let's see who's interested. Let's shoot for a tentative date of end of January or start of February. If that doesn't work, we'll revise, but this might give people time to get off work, make plans, etc.
     
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  2. Dec 20, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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    @fajitas21 Thanks for putting all of that together! I am definitely down to get this going and would be more than happy to help out any way that I can.

    @Bob @samsung @ramonortiz55 I ended up hitting Hidden Falls Adventure Park a couple weeks ago and wanted to give everyone the inside scoop (@fajitas21 knows).... its epic! It has a little of everything for everyone. I would kind of compare it to a ski mountain in that there are main trails everyone can cruise on that outline the park (I.e.- 'Cat tracks or green runs'), a little bit more technical trails (I.e.- 'Blue or Black runs'), and then you have super crazy / insane climbers (I.e.- 'Double black diamonds'). I haven't camped there yet, but when driving through the sites looked immaculate with everything you could want - electrical/water hook ups, bathrooms w/ showers, etc.
    I attached some pics from my excursion out there to check out.IMG_2860.jpg IMG_2796.jpg IMG_2775.jpg
     
  3. Dec 20, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    I'm not joking, the bathrooms in Hidden Falls had granite countertops. My wife seriously WTFed at that and we had a good laugh. That's a ritzy park!
     
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    I'm in :jellydance:
     
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    I'm in as well depending on when we decide to go
     
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  7. Dec 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM
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    Looking good so far. Thanks for the input guys.

    My only weekend I can go in Jan would be the last weekend - Saturday, Jan 28th.

    I'm pretty much free most any time in February.
     
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    I could do feb as well. Just keep us posted.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    BTW I'll let this thread hang until probably after Christmas. This will give people time to vote or even see it. I have a friend in RL I'll ask too. After the first of the year we'll see how the votes look and set something down so we can start planning more seriously.
     
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    I gotta get my runner put back together ASAP so I can join yall!
     
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    Make it happen bud, it's gonna happen in Feb. I'm already looking forward to it!
     
  12. Jan 3, 2017 at 5:03 PM
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    We should check out Barnwell if it's the beginning of Feb. I'm gonna be in Tyler around then and ill plan on having the truck done.
     
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    We are going to Barnwell Jan 13 - 15 with the Tacoma group if you're done then you can join us. PM me if you're interested.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    The weekend starting January 20 there will be a mix of various Toyota and Overland groups at Hidden Falls camping in Area 51. I'm a n00b and plan on going. Come for one or both nights or just as a day run.
     
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    How much is admission for each of the parks?
     
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    It's usually around $25 a day. If you camp there, they charge for the before and after day, so if you just plan on going for the day, it's cheaper. I think if you arrive after 2:00 PM or 4:00 PM at Hidden Falls, it's cheaper admission.

    I can't make that date, but keep posting info like that please!

    Also, the votes look like it's Hidden Falls and February, so let's pick a date in February guys.

    Remember Valentines Day is Feb 14th (Tuesday). Make sure this doesn't interfere with your plans.

    I'm gonna toss out the 18th or the 25th. Camping before or after is optional, but the day of the "Run" will be on Saturday, weather permitting.

    Let's hear what you got to say.
     
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    Well the truck is almost in one piece so I'm ahead of schedule! I'll be in Tyler Feb 6-11 if that works, if not I can do either the 18th or the 25th as long as it's locked in by the 1st.
     
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    In the interest of moving this along I'll say let's shoot for Feb 25th. This gives us a month to plan ahead.
     
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    90% done, a few more small things and she's trail ready

    12ea53e5670a4d340ad7f0f67fc6e8ff_07b9c2550c91f47301a1205ebe4e41bfa58b04bf.jpg
     
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    @MasterSyneca Looks good. We'll be stock, so you'll be able to do more than us, but there's lots to do for both stock and more than stock.
     
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    I'll be right behind you guys. My adventurous spirit has cost me lots of money in parts, i plan to take it easy on her for a while. Stoked about the trip tho, the 25th sounds muy bueno!
     
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    Lee if I don't make it you can borrow my skottle if you need it.
     
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    Man these guys don't even know how awesome that thing is.
     
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    Juan and his skottle are legit AF :)
     
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    might be in .. will bring both trucks probably

    edit: forgot this was 4R forum, both of my 2nd gen tacos
     
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    Also, @Jamart5 will be there, he just doesn't know it yet.
     
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