George Washington National Forest

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Shane_ONeil

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Hello overlanders,

Since moving to Alexandria, Virginia in August of this year, I have taken several trips to George Washington National Forest for some reconnaissance for future overlanding trips. I have also not seen any walkers yet. Weird.

Coming up Dinkle Hollow Road towards Flag Pole Knob (FPK)


Vaxtoberfest, Virginia XTerra Club, October 2015 at FPK


Staircase, FPK


Brooklynn is the Fire Queen (she started and maintained a fire during constant moderate rainfall, at night)


Night shot of Base Camp, FPK

Day shot of Base Camp, FPK



Making coffee, Base Camp, FPK


Unidentified OHV trail, FPK


Base camp, FPK


Kissing earth, FPK


Jawid, the off-road German Shepherd


Getting eyes on the trail from up high, FPK


Happy GSD out in his element.


FPK Summit, GWNF

Facing east, FPK summit, GWNF




Brook and Jawid, GWNF


Skidmore Fork Road, GWNF


You know this is always a must-have item....


Yeah buddy!
 

briankennedy

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Looks like good time ,sad thing I don't live but a few hours away and haven't had time to check out GWNF .


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whiskeytacos

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Im planning on spending a day/night cutting through there in a couple of weeks on a roundabout way from NYC to Savannah. Any advice would be appreciated as I am a virtual stranger to the Southeast

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Overlandllama

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Thanks for sharing. I saw some familiar terrain in your pics as we were there last month. It was really cool with the trees coated with ice but was so foggy at elevation you couldn't see much of anything. Also broke the first thing (stepper) on my Tacoma. Great terrain to explore and look forward to more road openings GWNF. Walt
 

hopdup

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Yeah man! I just added it to mine. Only 5 hours away too.


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Justin Roach

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Did you come across any beginner trails? Just getting into overlanding and I want to test out my rigs capability. Also if you have any other reccomendations on where to go I'm interested. I live in Maryland and don't know any real overlanding oppurtunites around here.

Justin
 

TerryD

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Looks like a fun trip. I ran Reddish Knob and Flag Pole from West to East earlier this year. I'm looking forward to getting to do it again! I'm in the VAXC group as well, but haven't managed to make any of the runs. They always seem to fall when I've got other stuff going on.