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by NC_IslandRunner » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:45 am

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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Appalachian Rendezvous in North Carolina!


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DATE: This event is scheduled for 25-27 September 2015 - the weekend before Overland Expo East!

SPECIAL NOTE FOR TRIP PLANNING: Appalachian Rendezvous attendees may stay on the UORTC property FREE OF CHARGE between our Appalachian Rendezvous that concludes Sunday, 27 September 2015 and the start of the Overland Expo East in Asheville, NC on Thursday, 01 October 2015.

This close alignment of the 2 events will allow travellers to attend both, first doing stuff, and second learning stuff, while in between the two exploring the many exciting things available to explore in North Carolina. Hopefully this will encourage participants to plan for a trip of a little longer duration and "check" 2 boxes!

Mark your calendar now and stay tuned for updates - RSVP list will go live in mid July!

LOCATION:
Uwharrie Off Road Training Center
4026 NC Highway 109 North
Uwharrie, North Carolina 27371


UORTC is located across from the "Eldorado Outpost", 10 minutes north of Troy, NC and 35 minutes south of Thomasville, NC. One hour from Charlotte, Triad and Ft Bragg and two hours from the Triangle


BIG THANK YOU TO UWHARRIE OFF ROAD TRAINING CENTER!

It is a PRIVILEGE and an HONOR for our community to be allowed use of this world class training area - Again in 2015!
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*Campfire restrictions may be in effect depending on weather conditions. No "new" fire rings, only established rings may be used.

There will be a small donation of $40 for each vehicle for the weekend. Since this is a non-profit community event, ALL proceeds will be donated to charity. 100% of your donations will support the local community of Eldorado, NC!

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EASY DIRECTIONS TO CAMP:


CAMP ENTRANCE LOCATION:


Uwharrie Off-Road Training Center (UORTC)
4026 NC Highway 109 North
Uwharrie National Forest
Troy, NC 27371


Coordinates:


35.44784, -80.02017


Camping is also available nearby for those extending their journey before and after the Rendezvous: Uhwarrie National Forest


Registration and Check-In:
Attachment 9881
Upon arriving at the property, please check in at the gated entrance to Uhwarrie Off-Road Training Center (UORTC) on Highway 109.


Attachment 9882


Local Services:


● Eldorado Outpost (Grill Menu, Provisions, Fuel, Camping supplies, Free WiFi Hot Spot, Cheerwine Slurpee’s) Open 7 days, 0600-2000
4021 N Carolina 109
Troy, NC 27371


● Groceries/Convenience:


○ Food Lion of Troy (8.5 Miles, 20 min) Open 7 days, 0700-2300
1020 Albemarle Rd
Troy, NC 27371


○ CVS Pharmacy of Troy (8.5 Miles, 20 min) Open 7 days, 0800-2200
1020 Albemarle Rd
Troy, NC 27371


● Hospital:


○ FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital (8 Miles, 20 min) Open 7 days, 24 hours
520 Allen St
Troy, NC 27371


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Comm Plan:
CB: Ch 38 for calling
FRS: For short range Ch 3 tone 8
HAM: Simplex 146.52 & 146.460





The Vision:
1. Carolina Casual: Come as you are!
2. Laid Back: No schedule other than the date.
3. Mountain Man Rendezvous meets Overland Meet and Greet.
4. Swap Meet: Bring things to trade or sell or barter (this is NOT a commercial event!).
5. Meet People: Network, maybe teach each other a few things and check out cool rigs.
6. Real Fireside Chat: With a real fire. Share food and beverages of your choice.


The Ground Rules:
1. Common Sense.
2. Respect for Others.
3. Self Sufficiency.
4. Tread Lightly.
5. Leave it better than the way we found it!
6. Speed limit in camp is 5 mph, strictly enforced for safety (kids, dogs). Make no dust.
7. Use ONLY the established fire rings. No new or improvised fire rings!


Additional information for Appalachian Rendezvous Participants:


● Please greatly reduce your speed whenever you are driving in and out of the venue or when travelling on local roads to recreation sites. Our hosts in Eldorado will greatly appreciate it.
● We have a beautiful venue for this event. In order to keep it this way, we ask that you be respectful, clean up all trash, use common sense, and avoid tearing up the fields more than is absolutely necessary. Please Tread Lightly! We greatly appreciate your consideration in this matter and we know our venue host does too.
● We love dogs and believe that there is no better companion to have when you’re on the road, but please note that all dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, no exceptions. This is for their own safety and the safety of others, dogs and humans alike.
● The closest gas station is across the highway so please plan accordingly!
● No open fires will be allowed on the property except in already established fire rings which are distributed on the site. No wood allowed from out of state. Harvesting dead-fall is encouraged and we will try to have ample firewood available for your evening enjoyment, however it is also available for purchase locally.
● Cell reception is extremely limited around the property; however, a WiFi HotSpot is located nearby at the Eldorado Outpost.
● Alcohol is prohibited during ARV event activities except in camp when these activities are complete, and then responsibly. If you feel the need to ignore this rule on the trail or river you will be asked to leave.
● Firearm laws of the State of North Carolina are observed. There are no shooting activities at this event and no firearms are to be discharged on UORTC properties. Sasquatch is known to inhabit this area - he won't bother you if you don't bother him.
● No other motorized vehicles such as quads or ATVs are to be used on UORTC properties without the express permission of the owner.
● OHVs are expected to have common safety equipment and must be registered and insured in accordance with the owner/operators state to operate on NC roadways. Additionally, vehicles should be similarly equipped with front and rear recovery points as well as winch/recovery equipment based upon the trails and conditions.
● Self-sufficiency is an expectation.
● Porta-Potties will be provided at the venue.
● Access to potable water will be available.
● Electrical connections will not be provided for camping.
● Trained EMT’s and First Responders will be on site in case of emergency.


- Please note that this is NOT a commercial event. Bring your own food and water. Bring your own toilet/shower gear.

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Attachment 8893


ARV15 Event Schedule:

24 SEP 15, THU

13:00-Dusk - ARV15 opens: Registration for guests and camp set-up
Dusk-Taps - Campfire Meet-n-Greet

25 SEP 15, FRI

08:00-17:00 – Registration re-opens for arriving guests.
09:00 – Event tracks commence.

River Float Track – Leader: Mark – Location: Between the Barn and the Front Gate at the Entrance
*Badin Lake is alternative site if water levels are too low to support activities

09:00 - Paddlers gather at the designated location. Introduction and Safety Briefing.
09:30 - Load boats onto Two Brothers Shuttles.
09:45 – Travel to boat launch.
10:00 - Launch boats into the Uwharrie River and have fun.
12:00-12:40 – Riverside lunch – site TBD.
14:00 - Tentative finish of float at the Route 109 takeout depending on water levels and shenanigans.
15:00 – Load watercraft and depart Route 109 take-out for Rendezvous site.
15:20 – Arrive at Rendezvous site and off-load watercraft.

MTB Track – Leader: Jay – Location: Between the Barn and the Fence Line at the Entrance

09:00 – Bikers assemble at the designated location. Introduction and Safety Briefing.
09:30 – Depart for Uwharrie NF MTB Trails.
10:00 – Arrive at Trailhead.
12:00-12:40 – Lunch on the trail.
15:00 – Assemble for return travel to Rendezvous event site.
15:30 – Arrive at Rendezvous site.

OHV Trail Track – Leader: Scott – Location: Front Gate UORTC Entrance

09:00 – OHVs, drivers, and passengers gather at the designated location. Introduction and Safety Briefing.
09:30 – Assembled vehicles depart for off-road driving location.
09:45 – Travel to off-road driving site.
10:00 – Vehicles arrive at site and have fun. TreadLightly!
12:00-12:40 – Trailside lunch – site TBD.
15:00 - Tentative finish of OHV trail ride. Vehicles prepare for highway travel and return.
15:20 – Arrive at Rendezvous.

OHV Training Track – Leader: Mike – Location: South Side of Barn Field Training Area

09:30 – Introduction to entry-level off-road training.
12:00-12:40 – Lunch
12:45-16:00 – Obstacle skill driving

ALL APPALACHIAN RENDEZVOUS ATTENDEES
16:30 – Personal time
19:00-TBD – Central campfire meet-and greet.

26 SEP 15, SAT

MTB Track – Leader: Jay – Location: Between the Barn and the Fence Line at the Entrance

09:00 – Bikers assemble at the designated location. Introduction and Safety Briefing.
09:30 – Depart for Uwharrie NF MTB Trails.
10:00 – Arrive at Trailhead.
12:00-12:40 – Lunch on the trail.
15:00 – Assemble for return travel to Rendezvous event site.
15:30 – Arrive at Rendezvous site.

OHV Trail Track – Leader: Scott – Location: Front Gate UORTC Entrance

09:00 – OHVs, drivers, and passengers gather at the designated location. Introduction and Safety Briefing.
09:30 – Assembled vehicles depart for off-road driving location.
09:45 – Travel to off-road driving site.
10:00 – Vehicles arrive at site and have fun. TreadLightly!
12:00-12:40 – Trailside lunch – site TBD.
15:00 - Tentative finish of OHV trail ride. Vehicles prepare for highway travel and return.
15:20 – Arrive at Rendezvous.

OHV Training Track – Leader: Mike – Location: South Side of Barn Field Training Area

09:30 – Introduction to entry-level off-road training.
12:00-12:40 – Lunch
12:45-16:00 – Obstacle skill driving

ALL APPALACHIAN RENDEZVOUS ATTENDEES

16:30 – Personal time
17:30-17:55 - ARV15 T-shirt distribution. Location: Main Fire Ring.
18:00 – Group Photo – Location TBD
18:15 - Dutch Oven Contest (DOC) – Location: Main Fire Ring.
18:30 - DOC Winner announced – ARV15 Raffle commences.
19:00 – Shenanigans commence.

27 SEP 15, SUN
09:00 – Personal time; pack-up; leave Rendezvous site in better condition than how we received it.
13:00 - ARV15 guests depart

** PLEASE NOTE**

Event locations and times may be adjusted for weather, river depth, or trail conditions. This is not unusual for any outdoor activity so please plan accordingly... bring a good book or good story to share with similarly affected friends.

Any changes made will be announced as early as possible through this Thread in advance of the Appalachian Rendezvous or announced at the event.


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INDIVIDUAL EVENT TRACK THREADS AND INFO:

Wheeling...

Kayaking...

Mountain Biking...

Dutch Oven Competition (DOC)...

Pies...

TBD!


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A NOTE ABOUT VENDORS:
While this is not a commercial event, in keeping with the tradition which began at the first SoCal Desert Rendezvous back in 2011, vendors are encouraged to attend and if they happen to sell a few things to friends out of the back of their rig that's their beeswax. Just no tables, Ezy-ups etc.

Also, just stopping by to shamelessly sell your wares and leaving sends the wrong message and is NOT allowed.

Again, this is not a commercial event this is just for fun.

Vendors are people too and I know they look forward to events where they can unwind and just be themselves vice SEMA, Outdoor Retailer, Overland Expo, etc. That's what the Rendezvous events are all about so if you work in this industry, but don't want to work, come on out!


If you are a vendor and are interested in getting in on sponsorship or the raffle please contact me via PM... thanks.

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Basic Requirements for Attendance:
Paper Maps, Compass and GPS. If you can't find the Rendezvous with the directions given, you may need a different hobby...
Full fuel tank!
Basic Personal Essentials & Provisions (water, food, hygiene, tent, sleeping bags)
Spare Tire, Full Size
Jack and tire iron to change your tire
Shovel
Tow strap/Recovery Kit
Real, solid vehicle recovery points
Basic Tool Kit
Gloves
Hat
Boots
Sunblock
Spare Key for vehicle
Trash bags
TP/Wag bags
First Aid Kit, prescription meds
Firewood
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by Trail X » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:00 am

Thanks for posting this Rory, I would have otherwise missed it. I'd love to attend, I have to see if work interferes with this. We have an expo that we attend the following week, so I may not be able to make it because of that, but its high on my priority list.
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by NC_IslandRunner » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:17 pm

If you can get the time off you get free camping here until expo

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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:24 pm

Wish i could take a bunch of time off and do this and Expo, but more than likely it wont happen
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by Anthony Hernandez » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:30 am

I had seen the expo in wheels afield magazine, I'm considering going. Will not really know untill about week out. Aav looks f'in fun, but I don't enough time off for that.
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by NC_IslandRunner » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:14 pm

Just a few weeks away! A buddy and me will be there Thursday morning and hit some trails before registration opens.
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by Anthony Hernandez » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:50 pm

I plan on making it out to the expo brotha.. I would like to meet up with you if you plan on being there also.
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by NC_IslandRunner » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:23 pm

No going to expo, I'm working that week.

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