2015 Appalachian Rendezvous: Official Thread

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Dave

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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 register below - RSVP list is LIVE!

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


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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


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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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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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BIG thanks to all of the great folks that make these events possible!

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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... :D
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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Since our events now span several groups, regular updates will be made here and to the American Adventurist FB page to ensure we all get the word.
 
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Dave

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2015 ARV RSVP LIST - CLOSED AS OF 10 SEP

This is the official 2015 Appalachian Rendezvous RSVP list. There is a limit of 120 vehicles this year with a $40 donation to the local community per vehicle.

THIS LIST is the only way to RSVP for Mountain Rendezvous. Do not send me PM's, please post here in this thread and we will add you to the list.

Please provide the following info when you post: User name and shirt size.

SHIRT ORDER WILL BE FINALIZED ON 21 AUGUST 2015 SO WE HAVE TIME TO GET THE SHIRTS PRODUCED AND SHIPPED TO THE EVENT. RSVP'S MADE AFTER 21 AUGUST WILL NOT GET SHIRTS DUE TO THESE LOGISTICAL REALITIES. ONE SHIRT PER RSVP.

RSVP is for ONE vehicle and it's occupants, not for one vehicle "plus a buddy and his rig" etc. If you do not provide your size you will not get a shirt. ONE shirt per RSVP.

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 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!


1. Dave
2. TangoBlue - 2XL
3. Haggis - XL
4. stevesimpson6 - 2XL
5. Chris / Eldorado Outpost - XL
6. Yuman Desert Rat - XL
7. BlkWgn - XL & 2XL
8. Kate Bleau - S
9. Forge Specialties #1 Nathan Carlson - L
10. Forge Specialties #2 Vince Dooley - XL
11. Scott Fields - XL
12. Mike Morrison - XL
13. mtnbike28 - XL
14. Grumps - XL
15. Harrysatur70 - L
16. jscusmcvet - L
17. Maxcustody - L
18. BushHead - XXL
19. goanvil - No size given
20. Tyler Erb - No size given
21. Cboyd - 2XL
22. hguzman556 -XL
23. Jeremy M., aka X67934 - L
24. reh8388 - M
25. Braun Photo - M
26. Motosherpa
27. - M
28. Dean - 2XL
29. TRD.Overland - L
30. Dave Pullen - M
31. Wbspencer2011 - L
32. Chris Cole / Campa USA - XL
33. woodienut - XL
34. scbrian - XL
35. Batt77 - XL
36. Scott B. - L
37. motelshot - L
38. Skywalsher - L
39. Matt414 - XL
40. IH Gear - XL
41. Phoenix - 2XL
42. anvil adventures - L
43. ExploreKY - XL
44. BigTom - 3XL
45. Izzy - L
46. Motosherpa - XL
47. Explore - L
48. ExploreBackcountry - XL
49. DirtRoadTrip 1 - Alex - S
50. DirtRoadTrip 2 - Ben - M
51. Squatchytaco - Gary Richards - XL
52. 100acrehuphalump - 2XL
53. - XL
54. Krover1 - L
55. cjlewis - XL
56. Hilldweller - 2XL
57. Harry Becker45 - L
58. Matthewp - XL
59. Oso Blanco - 2XL
60. Latitude Campers 1; Sean - XL
61. Latitude Campers 2; Jim - 2XL
62. Whiskey1 - L
63. frankenjeep - 2XL
64. Al Swope - XL
65. Clay - L
66. ElRob - M
67. Bryon Dorr - Exploring Elements - L
68. Fj8ttec - L
69. Pra1514 - L
70. Wallach - Steve - XL
71. Doseag - XL
72. Mike Sides / Tarheel Rover Parts - 2XL
73. Forge #3 - Mrs. Carlson & beasts - M
74. pebrock - 2XL
75. Landshark - XL
76. cbenowen - XL
77. JDAM - Adam - L
78. cttief - 2XL
79. shaggydoink - L
80. - XL
81. Slick - 2XL
82. Pacsman72 - XL
83. Ruined Adventures - L
84. Roverthen - XL
85. SSF556 #1 Scott - M
86. SSF556 #2 Jay - L
87. jbezorg - XL
88. Spectactical - XXL
89. Kevin McDonald - L
90. boykinjw - M
91. KM4DWS - Kaleb - XXL
92. Overlandkyle - Kyle - L
93. Harrysatur70 - L
94. VanGo - Josh, AJIK Overland - XL
95. crazy joker - RSVP'd after shirt order
96. jester - RSVP'd after shirt order
97. sansmatador - RSVP'd after shirt order
98. Canuck's Cruisers - Darin - FB - RSVP'd after shirt order
99. David Burgess - FB - RSVP'd after shirt order
100. Greg Henle - FB - RSVP'd after shirt order
101. J.R. Rowntree - RSVP'd after shirt order
102. Mfraysher - RSVP'd after shirt order
103. Derekb41 - RSVP'd after shirt order
104. Stevejeep - RSVP'd after shirt order
105. BPFamily - RSVP'd after shirt order
106. Judah Londo - FB - RSVP'd after shirt order
107. Alan Harris - FB - RSVP'd after shirt order
108. Matt Henwood, Main Line Overland - RSVP'd after shirt order
109.
110. David Owen - RSVP'd after shirt order
111. Bart Miller - RSVP'd after shirt order
112.
113. Nastyneight - Nathan - RSVP'd after shirt order
114. Brian F - RSVP'd after shirt order
115. zwaaaa - RSVP'd after shirt order
116. simmsk - RSVP'd after shirt order
117. ontherxs - RSVP'd after shirt order
118. m(a)ce - RSVP after shirt order
119. Jason Scofield - RSVP after shirt order
120. chris daly - RSVP after shirt order

RSVP LIST CLOSED AS OF 10 SEPTEMBER

*Rules subject to change at any time without prior notification. Offer void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply. Sometime, but not all the time. Offer not valid in any of the former countries of the Soviet Union. Any resemblance to real persons, living or walking dead is purely coincidental. May be too intense for some. For recreational use only. Subject to change on a whim. Times approximate. Posting a reply constitutes agreement. For off-highway use only. Not politically correct. Not as seen on TV. One size fits all. Contains a substantial amount of traditional American ingredients. For outdoor use only. List was current at time of printing. Not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect, error or failure to perform. Falling rock. Deep sand. Possible carnage. Must be present to win. Your check stub is your receipt. Avoid contact with skin. Sanitized for your protection. Sign here without admitting guilt. Slightly higher east of the Mississippi. Staff and their families are not eligible. Beware of dog. Beware of kid. Limited time offer, call now to ensure prompt delay. No swag without proper RSVP. Keep away from fire or flames. Approved for US veterans. Check here if tax deductible. Liberals attend event at extreme risk of shattered stereotypes and fun. Some equipment shown is optional. Price does not include taxes. No Canadian coins. No Mexican coins. No Baht or Won. No solicitors. No banthas. No anchovies unless otherwise specified. First pull up, then pull down. Some of the trademarks mentioned in this product appear for identification purposes only. AAV is a registered trademark of AAV. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. No transfers issued until the Sportsmobile comes to a complete stop. Your mileage may vary. This article does not reflect the thoughts or opinions of either myself, my company, my friends, or my dog. Don't quote me on that. Don't quote me on anything. All rights reserved. You may distribute this article freely but you may not make a profit from it. Terms are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are slightly enlarged to show detail. Do not remove this disclaimer under penalty of law. For a limited time only. This article is void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted. Use of this article in a manner not in conformance with labeling may be a violation of Federal, State, or Local Laws, Statutes, or Regulations and may or may not subject the user to maximum enforcement under these laws, statutes, or regulations. Caveat emptor. Event is provided "as is" without any warranties. Reader assumes full responsibility. Quantities are limited while supplies last. If any defects are discovered, too bad. Read at your own risk. Limit one-per-family please. No money down. No purchase necessary. Offer valid only at participating Rendezvous sites. Slightly higher west of the Rockies. Allow four to six weeks for delivery. Maybe. Not affiliated with Mordor or the International Empire. Disclaimer does not cover misuse, accident, lightning, flood, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquake, hurricanes and other Acts of God, neglect, damage from incorrect line voltage, improper or unauthorized tinkering, broken antenna or marred paint, missing or altered sheetmetal, electromagnetic radiation from nuclear blasts, sonic boom vibrations, customer modifications that are not covered in this list, and incidents owing to an airplane crash, ship sinking or taking on water, motor vehicle crashing, dropping off a cliff, falling rocks, leaky roof, broken glass, mud slides, fire, or projectile (which can include, but not be limited to, arrows, bullets, buckshot, BB's, shrapnel, lasers, napalm, torpedoes, emissions of X-rays, Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays, knives, stones, dung, spitballs etc.). BS Certification may be required for acceptance at some campsites. Affiliated with a bunch of ARSES and Country Fried Mofos. Not Overland Certified. This message approved by the Rendezvous Conspiracy. Other restrictions may apply.

This supersedes all previous notices.
 
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Dave and crew, please add me to the list! I will be taking advantage of the generous offer of camping until Expo East as well. Thanks

Maxcustody= Scott

-Shirt size large.
 

BushHead

Adventurist
#7
Please add me as well....XXL!! and as always if you guys need a hand let me know, this is close to home. Also, lots of rain this year, you guys might be able to paddle the river!!!
 

goanvil

Adventurist
#8
Dave, please register me for the Appalachian Rendezvous 2015. Fantastic time last year and looking forward to this year's. I believe I was the last spot to sign up last year. This year I'm way ahead of the game. Keep up the fantastic job! Cool seeing my FJ leading the pack in your Application Rendezvous photo on your site. Cheer, Goanvil !
 

Dean

Adventurist
Founding Member
#18
Dean Shirley (XXL) - 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - First time (be gentle)

I'm willing to come down early and help with site logistics and I'll be sticking around the area till OEE. Hope to do some exploring, adventuring, and what-not.
 

goanvil

Adventurist
#19
Count me in! Can't wait for it! I'm an XL and Aquarius. Cool to see my FJ in the front of the trail ride in your latest photo! Go Anvil!
 
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