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 Post subject: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:18 pm 
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Northern eXposure Run 2024

When: Saturday, January 13th, 2024

Meeting & Wheeling Location: Rausch Creek Off Road Park 453 Molleystown Road Tremont, PA 17981 (click HERE for directions).

Meeting Time: 0800 (8am)

Cost (Rausch Creek Off-Road Park): Pay Rausch Creek (Cash/Credit/Check at Rausch Creek) = $60 Membership (good for the 2024 season) + $70 Fee for the day + $25 per passenger. Click HERE for Membership details.

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Before you show up;
  • Please review the NEXTerra Rausch Creek FAQ thread HERE.
  • Rausch is a membership-based facility. You must be a member to access the park! Click HERE for membership info.
  • Please review The NEXTerra Tech Inspection Checklist HERE
  • Please review the “The NEXTerra Trail Etiquette Guide” HERE
  • Please review the “The NEXTerra Spotting Guide” HERE

Waivers:

Rausch Creek’s office opens at 0800.

When you show up at RC line your truck up behind the trail leader of the group you want to run trails with. If it’s after 0800 please go up to the office ASAP, hand them the filled out Rausch Membership Application/Waiver and your Rausch Parental Waiver (if applicable) and pay (cost is posted above).
Then find Tom (Bklyn.X), introduce yourself & air down.
A Drivers Meeting @ 0900 then hit the trails!

All will be welcome; any make, model, experience level.
*There will be no food or beverage provided so you will need to bring your own.


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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:28 am 
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ugh,

Always a great time and run.

Wish I could go, next time!

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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:06 pm 
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Signed up and looking forward to it!


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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2023 1:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2024 12:18 pm 
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It looks like the weather in Tremont, PA is going to add to the fun on Saturday. I plan to head to PA Friday afternoon, January 12th. I'm booked to stay at Hampton in Pine Grove.

I plan to be in the Rausch Creek Off Road Park parking lot at 0730 on Saturday, January 13th, 2024

At 0800 when the park office should open I'll go pay the Rausch Creek (Cash/Credit/Check at Rausch Creek) $60 Membership fee (good for the 2024 season) + $70 Fee for the day + $25 per passenger. Click HERE for Membership details. Once everyone has done that we'll hit the trails.

You can still sign up if'n ya want: Sign Up (no charge from us).

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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:25 am 
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The weather is definitely going to add to the fun. Looking forward to it.


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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 7:53 pm 
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It sounds like alot of fun, wish I could go.

Maybe next time.
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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 10:20 pm 
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Sad I'm gonna have to miss it. My transfer case seal blew 1/2 way to twin grove. Got a tow home and now have something else to fix. Have fun!


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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2024 12:23 am 
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Had a great day out today. We had 8 total rigs, one green group & a black one. I went with black group this time & had a blast on some technical trails & big rocks. Had both front tires (!!) come off the bead at different spots on the river that was trail 16. Tom, Kurt & Tom got the bead back both times & spotted me over spots that I jammed the Jeep into. I’d probably still be out there if it wasn’t for the them. Thank you guys for all the help & patience.

The day started nice but got colder & windy. No rain but there were rivers of water in all the trials. We wheeled till ~3 before calling it a day.

Leaving Rausch, I had a bit more excitement. Had a bad case of death wobble, probably (I think) caused by both front tires severely out of balance. Had the Jeep towed back home so I can leisurely sort that out.

It was great to be out & a blast wheeling trails that were mostly new to me.

Jeff, Josh - sorry for your troubles traveling in. Looking forward to seeing you guys next time.

Thanks to all those who attended, hope you had a great day too.


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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2024 9:31 am 
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I'm really sad I missed it. 13 looked like a blast! Might've been the most water I've seen on there in a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
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Bummer I had to miss it this year.

Let's see pictures if anybody has some


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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2024 3:30 pm 
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DirtySocks wrote:
...Had both front tires (!!) come off the bead at different spots on the river that was trail 16...

"20" was the river/trail where you popped the beads. "16" is the "Black" we ran after "13". Sorry for your troubles getting home. I'm thinking it was a combination of the tires shifting on the wheels and water in the tires when the beads popped. I hope it's not a problem with the rims.
Yes, it was a great day! Thanks guys!

The weather was cold but not too bad. The "Black" group went straight to the "West", down "J" (very washed out and off camber at the top) to "13" that was a running river..
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I ripped my muffler off on"13", I couldn't see any of the voids or most of the rocks. I knew something was wrong when the truck started sounding like a race car. Got to a relatively dry spot and completely detached the muffler from the rear most hanger it was clinging to for dear life and continued through "13" until we got to "16".
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After running 16 felt/heard something wrong. Two of the four bolts holding the front driveshaft to the tc flange backed out and were gone. The other two were on their way out! Had spares and replaced all with lock washers. Kept wheeling.
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Suresh blew a front driver bead on 20...in the running water.
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He had to hilift in the "stream" and we popped the bead back with a power tank...in the stream, fun. Then he popped the front passenger a few yards down the same trail...in the stream. Had to ratchet strap the tire to get it to seat even when using the power tank...more fun.
Then Tom's belt broke on the same trail. He had a spare but after about an hour of wheeling his alternator was skipping sending juice to the rig. We think we damaged the connection when changing the belt.
Limped out and called it a day
Crazy day but ran some cool stuff
Thanks to all that came. Thanks Saif (King Khan) for leading the Green group. Hope everyone had fun.

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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2024 8:54 pm 
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Man, that sounds like a crazy day indeed!

Tom, did you get the exhaust fixed yet?

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 Post subject: Re: NEXterra Northern exposure Run - 2024
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:02 pm 
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Nope :oops:
That’s, sadly there are a few other problems I’m dealing with. I’ll let you guys know when I get it sorted out

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