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NE/PA Takeover!

July 25th-27th 2008 at Rausch Creek Off Road Park.

There's trails for every skill level, from mild to wild. First timers welcome!

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A few things for those of you who have never been to Rausch,

First, please go here and read over their rules, rig requirements and such:

wwww.rauschcreekoffroadpark.com

Please make sure your rig is prepared for the park, please don't show up in some jalopy that holds up the rest of the group while you nurse your broken junk down the trail 100 feet at a time..

It's a good idea to have a CB so you can communicate with the rest of the people in your group. A decent steup can be had for under 100 bucks from any truck-stop.

A fire extinguisher is a requirement, if you plan to run, then bring one along, or you will find yourself sitting in camp. Imagine being deep inside the park when your truck catches fire, and all you can do is step back and watch it burn...go buy a 10 dollar fire extinguisher from wal-mart, or home depot.

For some reason it likes to rain on our little shin-dig every year, so don't forget rain-gear, boots, and lotsa spare clothes.

Bring food for camp of course, but also bring food to eat on the trail, each day around noon, we'll stop somewhere within the park for lunch. Sandwiches, hoagies, that type of thing.

Meeting time/place:

We'll meet each morning at the Rausch Creek parking lot @8:00-8:30 am. When you get there, go inside the trailer and fill out your waiver, and pay for however many days you wish to wheel. Passengers must also fill out waivers and such. Get your wristbands, your flags, and head back out to your rig to air down your tires, mount your flags, shoot the shit with everyone, fill out our club waivers, and wait for any late-comers.

From the parking lot/staging area we'll split up into groups based on difficulty, pick CB channels, and have a quick pep-talk/ Q&A session. If all goes well, we should be on the trail by 9:30.

After that, each group goes their own way, since we will all be heading out at different times depending on location in the park and the group we are with, we will meet up back at camp. Please pay attention to other members in your group and make sure they get out alive, haha.

Then it's time for some beer, burgers, story-tellin', and story makin'!

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Camping is at Echo Valley CampGround: http://www.echovalleycamp.com/

When you sign in, just tell them you are with "The Toyota Group", they will know who we are. We have our own pavilion, parking area, and camping area. The group rate they gave us is $14/person per night.

My Part:

I copied the entire post above from the PA Chapter President Scott. We will also be camping at Rausch Creek as well. It's free!

I'm definitely going. Whether or not I'll be driving is another story. I'll either be sitting shotgun again with the crazy bastard Joe (Elvis look alike from our January run, for those who went) or I'll be driving my 4Runner. That's if I get it, and the work that needs to be done is finished or not.

Everyone is welcome who wants to come. However, I strongly suggest you have sliders installed if you want to go through the weekend while sustaining as little damage as possible. I'm not sure who will be spotting the stock/mild lift group. I'm pretty sure, they all made it through fine last year. I can't say for sure, as I was with the black/red group.

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Here's the link to the thread on the PA TTORA Board if you are interested and would like to sign up. Keep in mind that not many people will look like they're going on this trip, because it's just the board for PA. However, last year we had a turn out of about 45 trucks.

http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=95742
 

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Red Headed Slut
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Last year we had people come from Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. Not sure how long of a drive that is. Let's put it this way...I'm not a very outgoing person when it comes to meeting new people and I had an awesome time last year considering I only knew about 4 of the 100 or so people that showed up.

Then again, beer at the camp site, makes things a lot easier. We usually wheel all day, go back to the camp site. Shower up, sit around the fire, eat, bullshit, and drink until nightfall. Then we go to sleep and do it all over again.
 

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im pretty sure i can make it... but i gota check the calender and see. still got a lot of time til then so yea. my truck should be trail ready by then.
 

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Added link to the PA TTORA board thread.

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Can one of you make this into a sticky?
 

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Hey as a PA resident its a beautiful time to visit. If you come there is a Cabelas in Hamburg. And in the heart of PA coal country you can visit Centralia, pa its an abandoned town that has an active mine fire in it. A very popular destination for those with 4x4's http://www.offroaders.com/album/centralia/centralia.htm for more info. Also near by are a bunch of theme parks like Knoebels Amusement Park. An Yuengling is down the road in Pottsville PA http://www.yuengling.com/tour.htm. Also there are many defunct tunnels and sections of the Pa turnpike in the area that might be worth checking out. Here's a link for some sites http://www.rays-hill.com/turnpike/home.htm For anything else PA related drop me a line I have been here for 23 years and seen almost everything in the state.
 
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