Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Xterra Trail Ride to Flagpole Knob (VA)

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  • Option A (Up Dunklehollow, down Union Springs)

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Gen X

Bought an X
Supporting Member
Location
Ashburn, VA
I’m going to try, probably just a day trip though. All my camping gear is in storage, but may try to convince my son to just sleep in back with an air mattress. I have to re-arrange an appointment but can’t until next week when I see what my hours are.

We’re in for this trip, no camping though. We’ll go up Dunklehollow and down Union Springs. See you at the lake.
 

VaXman2010

Test Drive
Location
Va.
I'm leaving Haymarket Sheetz at 8:45. Stopping at Sheetz in Harisonburg then going up Union Springs side. Anyone else going up Union Springs??
 

ffxcores

[fully disclosed]
Supporting Member
Location
Virginia
I'm leaving Haymarket Sheetz at 8:45. Stopping at Sheetz in Harisonburg then going up Union Springs side. Anyone else going up Union Springs??
I made a table on the main post: https://www.xterranation.org/index....-xterra-trail-ride-to-flagpole-knob-va.10301/ but it looks like you, @MiggieX and one of the Facebook attendees have confirmed going up Union Springs.

Most of the facebook people are question marks unfortunately. I think an update was posting asking people which side they were going up, but last time I was able to look about a week ago it didn't look like many people responded. I can look again tonight.

I know @Gen X at least is going down via Union Springs, and I'm hoping to go down that way as well, but on Sunday after camping out.
 

MiggieX

Bought an X
i will only be offroading (no camping) I posted on facebook a couple of days ago but not much responses.

Ill go up union springs and come down dunkle hollow
 

ffxcores

[fully disclosed]
Supporting Member
Location
Virginia
i will only be offroading (no camping) I posted on facebook a couple of days ago but not much responses.

Ill go up union springs and come down dunkle hollow
If you don’t hear anything by tomorrow or Wednesday I’d just count on them not coming. If they RSVPd I think Facebook notifies them of updates, so I don’t know if tagging them would help. We definitely don’t want to be waiting around at Sheetz for people that won’t show.
 

ffxcores

[fully disclosed]
Supporting Member
Location
Virginia
For anyone overnighting from out-of-town Friday night, where you all staying? Sheetz parking lot? Somewhere else? Group up?
Sorry I missed this before. A guy on Facebook named Tim that’s been out with us before is already camping near Elkhorn Lake. I don’t know exactly where but if you have Facebook you can find him in the VAXC group event.
 

MiggieX

Bought an X
I can't wait to do union springs tomorrow, it's been a while since ive done something else besides peters mill run lolz
 

ffxcores

[fully disclosed]
Supporting Member
Location
Virginia
We had 20 vehicles (18 Xterras) total. 7 vehicles went up Union Springs, 7 went up Dunklehollow first, then 6 more of us went up when the last 2 arrived. We had one vehicle break down with the crankshaft position sensor code. Luckily between us we had code readers, the parts, and tools to make it a pretty easy job once we knew what we were doing. The last of us made it to the top right at sunset, which we enjoyed for about two minutes before cold wind forced us back in the truck. A few of us are camping and heading out Union Springs tomorrow.
 

TheCrabby1

Lockers Installed
Supporting Member
Location
Burtonsville, Md
We had 20 vehicles (18 Xterras) total. 7 vehicles went up Union Springs, 7 went up Dunklehollow first, then 6 more of us went up when the last 2 arrived. We had one vehicle break down with the crankshaft position sensor code. Luckily between us we had code readers, the parts, and tools to make it a pretty easy job once we knew what we were doing. The last of us made it to the top right at sunset, which we enjoyed for about two minutes before cold wind forced us back in the truck. A few of us are camping and heading out Union Springs tomorrow.
If the mud puddle's weren't starting to freeze I might have stayed at the campsite for an hour or 2 but the wind on top of the mountain was COLD !!

BEEFY would've called it spring time :D
 

SledheadX

First Fill-Up (of many)
Location
Rochester, NY
I just want to send out a personal thank you to @ffxcores for a great weekend!!! As cold as it was and with only 3 of us to stay and camp, not including our uninvited black bear guest, I’m glad I went down. Looking forward to another possibly in the spring if it gets planned as discussed. Whenever, I’ll be there again. Photo at Flag Pole Knob right at sunset.
 

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