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August 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm #1605AnonymousGuest
(– by Moddz #7343 –)
This will be our first Camp NL so we are very excited about now. We are also left with some questions. As we are new to wheeling in that area we are wondering how this works. After talking to some of the crew at the open house on Sat. I learned that Ardbeg is on the list of trails for Camp NL. Looking at the map I discover that Ardbeg is 3.5 hours from base camp. That's a big chunk of the day in travel time not to mention prep time upon arrival. Can someone fill us in on how the days are planned ie. who goes where and when? Our second question, We are not the only one that is hauling our rig to this event how does this affect the decision on who goes where adding in the loading and unloading time ? We certainly do not expect to have members waiting around for us to load/unload.August 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm #3382AnonymousGuest
(– by Raymond #6340 –)
I just rechecked the guide list and I don't see the Ardbeg trails listed on it. I would find it hard to believe that they would chose to have people drive 7 hours round trip to and from a trail. Most of the trails are about 30-40 mins or so from South Wind Motel.
Some guys trailer their rigs up and then drive them to the trails. If there is a problem they arrange to have their tow rig taken to the trail head and load up their rigs.
There are some guys running rigs that are not road legal and there are a few trails that have staging areas close buy where they unload and load back up. A lot of the trails run point A to B and you don't end up back at the same location you started.
The best thing to do it talk to the guides at the sign up table when you're looking to sign up for a trail
Hope that helps answer some of your questions
RegardsAugust 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm #3383AnonymousGuest
(– by Moddz #7343 –)
Thanks Raymond. I was thinking that sounded odd to drive that distance. 30-40 min is fine we can unload at the base camp. As for the sign up part we are hoping to have help with that part as we don't know any of the trails. Maybe after the guides get a better look at our rig they can suggest some.
Cheers.August 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm #3384AnonymousGuest
(– by Raymond #6340 –)
The guides will be available during trail sign up for any questions you have on the trails. If I remember correctly they have the trail index print out of each of the trails for information on them.August 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm #3385AnonymousGuest
(– by LugNutz #5331 –)
Not sure who said that, but I can assure you that Ardbeg has never been, nor will it ever be one of the Camp NL trails…. unless we move the event up to Parry Sound and downsize it significantly… (not gonna happen). All the trails we run for the event are in the general areas of Bob, Minden and Canarvon, and should be an hours drive at the most for a slow rig to the farthest trails. Your rig is street legal, you're only trailering it to the event to avoid taking out a second mortgage on gas and tires to get there and back, you'll be fine driving to the trails from base camp. We do have some guys who will trailer their rigs to the harder trails up around Canarvon but that's because their rigs are strictly trail rigs only, not road legal… and there is a good chance they would need a trailer to get back anyways.
As for the trails, we list a description of them, along with a difficulty rating and recommended equipment on the sign up sheets, and we always have a few seasoned trail guides sitting at the tables to answer questions and offer trail advice.August 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm #3386AnonymousGuest
(– by h8to wrk #3566 –)
Hey Moddz, I am a guide this year and have been guiding at Camp NL for a number of years now. I will be up at Base camp tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) and would be happy to help you choose some trails. Ill have my Guide shirt on but I drive a Black Avalanche and my Jeep TJ is trailer ed and it will be parked in the parking area.
My name is Kevin Scott and most of the people there will know who I am. As well any of the event people/Guides will be happy to look at your rig and advise you on trails that will suit you needs and capabilities.
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