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Old 01-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #1606
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Will Taskers gap still be closed on that date? Its on the way to the RTE
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:06 PM   #1607
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Will Taskers gap still be closed on that date? Its on the way to the RTE
Far as I know Woodstock Tower Rd and Taskers OHV area are usually closed til late spring, depends on snow at that time and how muddy the place is.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:45 PM   #1608
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Will Taskers gap still be closed on that date? Its on the way to the RTE
I "think" they are closed from mid January until mid March...I think. I did find this semi-related topic on the GWNF website...

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Users of the Taskers Gap and Peters Mill Run Trail System are encouraged to "call before you haul". While it's rare, the trail may be closed for resource protection or public safety reasons with little or no prior public notice. This can occur if the area experiences heavy rainfall or severe weather that would make the trail system particularly susceptible to resource damage, fallen trees or other trail damage that requires significant maintenance.
Please contact the Lee Ranger District office at (540) 984-4101 to obtain updated trail information prior to your trail visit.
A little more digging uncovered this...

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At a Glance

Fees Special recreation permit required. Permits available include: $5 per operator per day. $12 three-day consecutive pass per operator. $30 annual permit. Permits available at local vendors.
Permit Info: Special recreation permits required.
Open Season: Mid March through third Monday in January.
Restrictions: Alcoholic beverages prohibited. (Insert Link to Lee OHV regulations)
Closest Towns: Edinburg, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets at Edinburg Parking Lot
Operated By: Lee Ranger District: 540-984-4101
So, from the third Tuesday in January thru mid March it is closed.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:27 AM   #1609
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #1610
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Will want recommendations on the best choices for food there.
Redneck Benedict. I don't know what is in it but ketchup will make it better...(or Holly's Hot Sauce) hint, hint, hint....
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #1611
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DOESN'T LIKE IT DINER REVIEW • JAN 06, 2013
They don't like New Yorkers. At least the waitress we had. She was talking to every table but ours sweet as pie. Our food was cold and she dropped the check on our table 5 minutes into the meal. We felt like we were being pushed out the door and like we were not welcomed. Apparently New Yorkers aren't the only rude ones.

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DOESN'T LIKE IT DINER REVIEW • NOV 14, 2011
Our waitress bragged about being the "manager fill-in". However, couldn't fill our order correctly if she tried. (a simple burger-rare, came out overcooked and dry) She even ordered an extra round of drinks for everyone, when only 2 of us requested refills. (it wasn't water or soda either) What topped it was when the african-american couple seated behind us requested straws, she actually threw them on the table with total frustration! Isn't this her job! It was clearly racial, and no restaurant I ever want to be associated with ever again! I know I wouldn't want this manager to represent my restaurant.

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When we arrived had to wait about 15 min til a table was cleared off. Only a few people were seated the rest of the tables needed cleaned off. Finally seated,at 8pm, the server took our drink order, came back with drinks, took the food order and it took til 9pm to get our food. When we did get the food the wings were barely warm, my daugher order the chicken and mashed potatoes. Her food came out minus the potatoes. Apparently the ran out of mashed, so instead of telling us right away so she could order fries or something, they waited til the food was on the table. Just told her to take it off the check. Didn't want to chance waiting another 45 min. Will not eat at Uncle Bucks again.

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As soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted with the question, "Smoking or non-smoking?" I thought that cannot be a good sign. Wrong I was! This friendly place has delicious home-style food at very reasonable prices. Our waitress was also very helpful and professional.

We tried the Redneck Benedict and the Local Favorite (rainbow trout with eggs) and they were yummy. The coffee was strong and fresh. The biscuit (even though not made on premises) was hot and fluffy. And the Belgian waffle was delicious without a single toping.

The decor is interesting. Lots of pictures of horses - very nice!
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:02 PM   #1612
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I had mediocre service at Uncle Bucks one time myself. As I remember, the food was just, "ok". But RTE events aren't always about the "fine dining". If the place is too nice they wont want us anyway!
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You'll get good and bad reviews from every restaurant now days. Some one has a good time they write a great review. Someone gets mediocre service or was, in their mind, slighted, they'll write a bad review. The place is too popular to be a bad place.
I had a meal there last month and it was good. The Ritz Carlton it ain't but I researched a few sites and the majority of the reviews were favorable.

Here are some other reviews...

http://www.bundle.com/merchant/detai...ay-va-1057307/

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguid...mily_rstrnts-i

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran..._Virginia.html

http://www.yelp.com/biz/uncle-bucks-luray


This link seems to have the bad reviews Eric posted along with quite a few good ones.

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/314/1304...staurant-Luray

Out of all those reviews in all those links, most look favorable to me. What about you?
A lot were for their breakfast menu. Some were for lunch. As for the one regarding Crab cakes...what in hell do you expect ordering seafood in Luray Virginia!
There's no way to tell exactly how the service or food is going to be on any particular day until you go there.

If I were to go by a few bad reviews I wouldn't have this thread going at all.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:06 PM   #1614
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I have just consulted with my fiend in Luray and he said Uncle Bucks is O tay.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #1615
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:27 AM   #1616
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you may have come across my review of Uncle B's some place, thought it was great, get the "Local" for eggs n super tasty rainbow trout fillet I think more than one of them bad reviews was some of my annoying pretentious RLD neighbors who don't understand and apprecitate "country" hospitality, that's fine they can stay in the RLD
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #1617
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I had mediocre service at Uncle Bucks one time myself. As I remember, the food was just, "ok". But RTE events aren't always about the "fine dining". If the place is too nice they wont want us anyway!
Especially if KLRistas are going along
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #1618
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Especially if KLRistas are going along
I always make plans based on the lowest common denominator.

BTW, weren't you the one who asked when the next RTE was going to be?
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:04 PM   #1619
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I always make plans based on the lowest common denominator.

BTW, weren't you the one who asked when the next RTE was going to be?
I was, but I have to work the day of this one.

There will be another
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I was, but I have to work the day of this one.

There will be another
Bummer...

Who in their right mind works on weekends...oh, wait.
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