October 2-3, 2021 (Sat-Sun) Camping @ Long Run Rd (Second Mountain/Dictum Ridge Runs)

ffxcores

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Back in July, we discovered an amazing camping site with incredible views, and we're going to attempt to camp there Saturday night, October 2nd. I say "attempt" because it's first come-first serve, and we need to get there early to secure it. All are welcome, as long as you're willing to keep things kid-friendly.

Exact meeting time will be posted closer to the date, but people can trickle in whenever they can**. Long Run Rd itself isn't what I'd consider a trail where you shouldn't be alone. If we get enough people, maybe we can do runs at Second Mountain and/or Dictum Ridge in shifts to keep the camping spot. Otherwise, we may lose it and/or lose gear we leave there.

**If we get the spot, all good. If somebody beats us there, we'll probably run Second Mountain and then head to Switzer Lake/Dunklehollow Rd/Flagpole Knob to camp there. This is the only scenario where you may want to be with us at the set time. The good news is we know at the camp site we have cell service, so if we get there and it's taken, I can text everybody I know is coming.

Here's the spot:
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TheCrabby1

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Wanted to also point out even if you don’t want to camp, we can still plan to run Dictum Ridge or Second Mountain on Sunday, as well as potentially Dunklehollow Rd on Sunday.
I won't know anything till sat . I could come out after work sat or head down early sun morning . If I don't gotta work that is .
 

ffxcores

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Can’t overnight, but I’d like to come wheeling on Sunday.
I have your number so if we can’t get the site Saturday I’ll text you and let you know.
I won't know anything till sat . I could come out after work sat or head down early sun morning . If I don't gotta work that is .
It looks like any wheeling won’t be until Sunday, but we’ll be hanging out at the site Saturday (hopefully).
 

ffxcores

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I think @Pro-4K is considering Sunday as well. Do you guys want to set a meeting time by the church? A meet time at our campsite (which is past Second Mountain/Dictum Ridge), or meet time at the trailhead for those two? I think early afternoon is ideal for us because it will give the tent time to get some sun and air out before I have to pack it up. Temps will be low overnight so I imagine we’ll have some condensation.

I’ll have cell service at the camp site (again fingers crossed we get it) and I can turn the radio on at whatever time as well. So far we’ll be solo for the camping part.
 

TheCrabby1

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I'm in for the offroad on Sunday, can't camp sat night. what time are yall meeting up? i see @Pro-4K is in manasas, me too! wanna do a pre meet up and cruise to it?
Could alway's leave earlier and run PMR north to south then jump back on 81 south and head down to Jay's location ? Just a thought since I won't know anything till sat after work.
 

ffxcores

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Oh ok, well what times the offroad for sunday?
You guys (people coming Sunday) are welcome to come join us at our campsite (if we get it) for lunch. Otherwise we can meet up with you guys at the 2nd Mountain trailhead say about 1:30p. But wherever you all meet and what time is up to you.

I’m headed out in about an hour and we’ll be there by mid-afternoon. If we can’t get the spot I’ll update here and send texts to the numbers I have.
 

ffxcores

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ffxcores

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Congrats on getting the spot! Great weather. See you at the trailhead tomorrow ~1330.

I'll be meeting up with you and Pro4 around 11:30 on 66 rest area .
1330 at Long Run trailhead (church) or the Second Mountain trailhead? If those guys are meeting at 11:30 that puts them at the Long Run trailhead about 1330. It’s about another 30 minutes or more from Long Run to Second Mountain.
 

ffxcores

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thanks for the pics @ffxcores whens the next event :D

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Thanks for coming out! I’m hoping in the next 2-6 weeks to do a Flagpole Knob run with as many Xterras as we can get. Last year we had 10 total and I think we can beat that. Probably go up Dunklehollow Rd (easy side) just to get max participation, and then go down Union Springs side so we can have at least a little challenge and anybody who doesn’t want to can bail out from the top.
 

MiggieX

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Thanks for coming out! I’m hoping in the next 2-6 weeks to do a Flagpole Knob run with as many Xterras as we can get. Last year we had 10 total and I think we can beat that. Probably go up Dunklehollow Rd (easy side) just to get max participation, and then go down Union Springs side so we can have at least a little challenge and anybody who doesn’t want to can bail out from the top.
Saweeeet, once you have dates/times i can post it on my instagram and see if we can get more peeps to join us
 
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