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Old 03-07-2010, 08:55 AM   #7576
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Too late to go now. I had to go move the VA tag this morning since no one else seemed to care.

Have a good ride/hike. So where is this rock maze???

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/N...stern/Gum_Run/

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From Harrisonburg/I-81: take Rte 33 (Market Street) west, out of town, and continue through the small town and poultry plants of Hinton, passing through an intersection with Rte 613 to Rawley Springs.
Pass McDornan's store on the left (last chance for food, gas, brews, and phone), and start looking for it. You will pass two more numbered roads at a triangle intersection just past the store, then, a few hundred yards further down the road, a poultry farm will be visible down off the left side of the road. Just beyond the driveway for this farm, turn left on Rte 847 and follow the paved road across the bridge and up the hill to a right fork, where it turns to gravel. Follow that road to its end, and park in the loop. Climbs are up and left, or across the creek and up the ridge. DO NOT use the land development entrance to try and access climbs. Construction and roadwork are ongoing- be alert for changing conditions.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:32 PM   #7577
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Rock Maze

After grabbing the VDST tag Skippii, Hburgninja, and myself headed to the Rock Maze for a little hike. This is what we found when we got there.



The way to the left was steep and snow covered so we searched for a way across the stream.


The water was up so we had no luck getting across. Postponed for a later date.

I believe this shot was after the unfortunate Skippii/HBN incident.
I'll let the two participants fill in the details on that one.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:37 PM   #7578
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I believe this shot was after the unfortunate Skippii/HBN incident.
I'll let the two participants fill in the details on that one.

Can't wait to hear this one...
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:43 PM   #7579
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So there existed a makeshift bridge consisting of some plywood and 2x4's with which we planned to cross the stream. We were looking for a good spot when Skippii suggested we cross further upstream. Good idea. Meanwhile I am holding this two foot wide by eight food bridge which is blocking my vision. I couldn't see around it and went to drop it down. Unfortunately, skippii was on the other side

CRASH! It landed on his head. So sorry.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:48 PM   #7580
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It was scary when it happened. The homemade bridge had wood screws sticking out about an inch down the length of both sides. Always an adventure with the catherders. Glad you're alright Skippii.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:01 PM   #7581
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I owe him a beer...I mean Milkshake

Thanks for helping me out of there h14 and skippii We'll go back in the spring and just wade across or hike the ridge up and over.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:08 PM   #7582
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Just got off the phone with Mica. He tried to track us down but got there after we left. "Were you at that parking lot with a foot of snow?" he asked

Anyway - we are meeting up for coffee at Greenberry's Coffee on 42 @ 6PM if anyone is interested in joining along for a cup o joe. edit: just called skippii, he's coming along.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #7583
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I don't know Skippii, but based upon all the things I have seen in this forum, Skippii would not be the king of person I would want in Las Vegas to bring me good luck.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:12 PM   #7584
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Sorry for dropping a bridge on your kopf.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:40 PM   #7585
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I stopped right as the 'road' expanded to the loop. Dismounted to turn the bike around. Dumped it trying to ride out, pushed it the rest of the way until I hit dirt. I figured you guys would have been long gone by then anyway, but I was in the area.

Lots 'O bikes out today, saw a DR650(?) in B-Water, guy had a little kid on the back. Never saw him before and I thought I knew where all the motorcyclist were in the town.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:00 PM   #7586
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We got out a little today.. Not far as we left late and had to be back early...
It felt great to get out.... Our calf is still alive.. He even bucked one little kick...

Dang Skippii was lucky that them screws didn't git the top knot !!
Glad your OK !!!
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:40 PM   #7587
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Had a good cup of coffee and few hours chit chat with skippii and mica. Skippii is working the night shift after a day of heavy tagging
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:51 PM   #7588
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OK, you guys who like vintage bikes will like this:
I got out on the DR for a couple of hours this am, great weather. I had just gotten home when my buddy came by on his '63 Velocette Venom.

The last time he rode it to my house, and the last time I saw it run, was 23 years ago!!!

It was cantankerous to get restarted, he rode it up and down the road and came back with a flat on the rear/bad tube. We hauled it home on my trailer. Very cool to see it motoring again even if his ride was a little shorter than he expected. No, that's not my 800GS in the background - my buddy Ron came by to witness all the carb tickling, ignition retarding and assorted old Brit bike activity.

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Old 03-07-2010, 08:31 PM   #7589
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:33 PM   #7590
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OK, you guys who like vintage bikes will like this:
I got out on the DR for a couple of hours this am, great weather. I had just gotten home when my buddy came by on his '63 Velocette Venom.

The last time he rode it to my house, and the last time I saw it run, was 23 years ago!!!

It was cantankerous to get restarted, he rode it up and down the road and came back with a flat on the rear/bad tube. We hauled it home on my trailer. Very cool to see it motoring again even if his ride was a little shorter than he expected. No, that's not my 800GS in the background - my buddy Ron came by to witness all the carb tickling, ignition retarding and assorted old Brit bike activity.

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