2018 Appalachian Rendezvous: Official Thread

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American Adventurist is proud to announce the 5th Annual Appalachian Rendezvous in North Carolina!

Before the event, we highly recommend that you complete the "Tread Lightly 101" Online Awareness Course HERE


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DATE: The 2018 Appalachian Rendezvous is scheduled for 25-28 Oct 2018 ~ two weekends before Overland Expo East!

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SPECIAL NOTE FOR TRIP PLANNING: Appalachian Rendezvous attendees may stay on the UORTC property FREE OF CHARGE between our Appalachian Rendezvous and the start of the Overland Expo East near Asheville, NC.

This close alignment of the 2 events will allow travelers 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!

HOW TO REGISTER:

1. Pay the $20 RSVP fee for each vehicle for the weekend. Online payment link is at the bottom of this forum page (Donate Button).

2. Post in this thread an let us know that you have completed #1 above and that your are coming (type of vehicle and number of people in it) so we know who you are. You must be a Registered Member of this forum to RSVP, we will not RSVP people or vehicles without accounts here.


3. Once you arrive, there will be a cash donation of $40. Proceeds will be donated to the local community in Uwharrie. You will turn in your signed Hold Harmless Agreement and receive swag and raffle ticket at this time.

*SEE ATTACHED HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT - PLEASE PRINT AND SIGN AND BRING WITH YOU TO THE EVENT! :lawyer


Mark your calendar now!


LOCATION:
200-216 US Forest Service Road (Mullinix Road), Troy, NC 27371


35.451584, -80.027897

The SHADOWLANDS are located near 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
STRIP MAP TO THE EVENT FROM THE ELDORADO OUTPOST: Take 109 to Mullinix Road

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BIG THANK YOU TO UWHARRIE OUTDOOR EVENTS CENTER!

It is a PRIVILEGE and an HONOR for our community to be allowed use of this world class training area - Again in 2018!

*Campfire restrictions may be in effect depending on weather conditions. No "new" fire rings, only established rings may be used.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

New ARV Camping Location!

200-216 US Forest Service Road (Mullinix Road), Troy, NC 27371

35.451584, -80.027897

25 OCT 18, THURSDAY Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 18:33

13:00 - 1900 - ARV18 opens: Registration for guests and camp set-up
Dusk - Taps – Central Campfire Meet-N-Greet – Location: Shadowlands, Main Fire Ring

26 OCT 18, FRIDAY Sunrise: 07:35 Sunset: 18:32

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

>MTB Track – Leader: Jay Capers ( @mtnbike28 )– Location: OEX Uwharrie Training Center (UTC), 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.
13:00 – Arrive at Rendezvous site.

>OHV Trail Track – Leader: Tony Cerruto/Overland Experts – Location: UTC, Front Gate Entrance

09:00 – OHVs, drivers, and passengers gather at the designated location. Introduction and Safety Briefing.
09:30 – Assembled vehicles depart for Grand Overland District/Big Creek Rocks 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.
15:30 – Arrive at Rendezvous.

>OHV Training Track – Leader: Mike Morrison/Overland Experts – Location: UTC, 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, Grand Overland District

ALL APPALACHIAN RENDEZVOUS ATTENDEES

16:30 – Personal time
19:00 - TBD – Central Campfire Meet-N-Greet – Location: Shadowlands Main Fire Ring

FRIDAY - ALL APPALACHIAN RENDEZVOUS ATTENDEES Sunset: 18:32

16:30 – Personal time
19:00 - TBD – Central Campfire Meet-N-Greet – Location: Main Fire Ring

27 OCT 18, SATURDAY Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 18:31

08:00 – 11:00 – Registration re-opens for arriving guests.
09:00 – Event tracks commence.

>Badin Lake Float Track – Leader: Commodore Matt (BushHead) – Location: UTC, Between the Barn and the Front Gate at the Entrance

09:00 - Paddlers gather at the designated departure location. Introduction and Safety Briefing.
09:30 - Load boats onto Shuttles.
09:45 – Travel to boat launch.
10:00 - Launch boats into Badin Lake and have fun.
12:00 - 12:40 – Lakeside lunch – site TBD.
14:00 - Tentative finish of float at the Badin Lake takeout, depending on shenanigans.
15:00 – Load watercraft and depart Badin Lake take-out for Rendezvous site.
15:30 – Arrive at Rendezvous site, Shadowlands, and off-load watercraft.

>OHV Trail Track – Leader: Tony Cerruto/Overland Experts – Location: UTC, Front Gate Entrance

09:00 – OHVs, drivers, and passengers gather at the designated location. Introduction and Safety Briefing.
09:30 – Assembled vehicles depart for Grand Overland District/Big Creek Rocks 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.
15:30 – Arrive at Rendezvous, Shadowlands.

>Class Track - HAM Radio – Leader: @dorton – Location: Shadowlands Pavilion

13:00 - 15:00 – HAM Radio – Introduction to HAM Radio use, types, purchase, installation.

>Class Track - Nutrition and Fitness for Vehicle Dependent Travelers - Leaders: Sarah Durbin & Tony Cerruto – Location: Shadowlands Training Area 1

13:30 - 14:45 – On the trail healthy eating options and exercise strategies for optional nutrition and health for busy travelers.

SATURDAY - ALL APPALACHIAN RENDEZVOUS ATTENDEES Sunset: 18:31

15:00 – 17:00 - Personal time. Cooking time. Fire up the Dutch Ovens.
16:30 – Assemble for Camp Cooking Contest/Potluck. Location: Shadowlands Pavilion near main fire ring.
17:30 – Presentation of Donation to FirstHealth > ARV18 Raffle commences > Potluck winner announced.
18:00 – Evening routine > Shenanigans commence.
Location: Shadowlands Main Fire Ring.

28 OCT 18, SUNDAY Sunrise: 07:37 Sunset: 18:30
09:00 – Personal time; pack-up; leave Rendezvous site in better condition than how we received it.
13:00 - ARV18 guests depart Uwharrie.

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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. Tread Lightly! and Leave No Trace!

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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.

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.



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

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Dave

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RSVP MASTER LIST - YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED MEMBER HERE TO RSVP!

100 RSVP limit this year.

(RSVP is for ONE vehicle and it's occupants, not for one vehicle "plus a buddy and his rig" etc)

SEE ATTACHED HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT (attached PDF at the bottom of this post)- PLEASE PRINT AND SIGN AND BRING WITH YOU TO THE EVENT! :lawyer

DIRECT ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS TO OUR ARV EVENT COORDINATOR: @Yuman Desert Rat

1. Yuman Desert Rat - Event Coordinator
2. Dave - Founder
3. BushHead - Staff
4. mtnbike28 - Staff
5. jscusmcvet - Staff
6. Grumps - Staff
7. Tango Blue - Staff
8. Haggis - Staff
9. Trump - Staff
10. Greg - Staff
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28. @Mike Sides
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30. @Chris St. Clair
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Grumps

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Yeah!

Looking forward to a kayaking trip!

Oh, BTW - we were on the Chestatee river a couple of weeks ago, and, how shall I say, we took a swim!
In!
1. Done
2. 1 FZJ80, maybe with a canoe on top, maybe with some bikes on the back, up to 4 kids and the missus.
3. Now where did I leave that paper?
Kayak trip?! Count me in!
If the rains can keep the Uwharrie River high enough to paddle at the end of October, we could have a fun paddle trip. It has been wet this year...
Looking forward to seeing everyone and bringing something yummy for the potluck.

-Andy
 
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