Virginia OLB Members

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TerryD

Rank VI
Member

Off-Road Ranger I

3,145
Covington, Virginia, USA
First Name
Terry
Last Name
R
Member #

3710

Ham Callsign
KT4OZ
Greetings -
new Northern Virginian member to the site, also new to overlanding. I am planning a first trip along the Shaw-Douthat track y'all have posted on your website in a couple of weeks, barring any "don't do it" comments. The video was helpful, but I have questions about the parts unseen. The plan is to start on the north end and camp overnight at Douthat, before returning the same route.
A couple of questions --
Is this route appropriate for a Z71 Silverado?
Is this route safe-ish for a solo vehicle trip with minimal recovery gear (no winch, but jacks, cheap recovery boards, straps, etc.)?
Any concerns with mud/wet this time of year when we get rain every other day (or so)?

Thanks,
Gordon
I'm not familiar what their entire route though the area, but I live in Covington. Most of the area is stock friendly. If you have any questions hit me up! If I'm around, I might try to run out and meet up for a bit. Maybe do some riding if I've got my new t-case in by then.
 

Gordo_K

Rank I
Member
Adventure

Member I

233
Northern Virginia
First Name
Gordon
Last Name
Slaton
Member #

27641

I'm not familiar what their entire route though the area, but I live in Covington. Most of the area is stock friendly. If you have any questions hit me up! If I'm around, I might try to run out and meet up for a bit. Maybe do some riding if I've got my new t-case in by then.
Thanks. Stock friendly is good for right now.
Cheers
 

Nomadik Nova

US East Region Director
Staff member
Member

Influencer II

3,021
Falmouth, MA, USA
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Nova
Member #

10331

Greetings -
new Northern Virginian member to the site, also new to overlanding. I am planning a first trip along the Shaw-Douthat track y'all have posted on your website in a couple of weeks, barring any "don't do it" comments. The video was helpful, but I have questions about the parts unseen. The plan is to start on the north end and camp overnight at Douthat, before returning the same route.
A couple of questions --
Is this route appropriate for a Z71 Silverado?
Is this route safe-ish for a solo vehicle trip with minimal recovery gear (no winch, but jacks, cheap recovery boards, straps, etc.)?
Any concerns with mud/wet this time of year when we get rain every other day (or so)?

Thanks,
Gordon
Welcome Gordon!
 

Brock Samson

Rank II
Member

Contributor III

327
Virginia
First Name
Brock
Last Name
Samson
Member #

5414

Anyone interested in planning a meetup in Richmond?
Wife and I would be down. Might be able to convince some locals to caravan. Maybe an outdoor/picnic type meetup? Or do you know of a regularly scheduled C&C (they usually start early but there's always a chance...)?
 

Brock Samson

Rank II
Member

Contributor III

327
Virginia
First Name
Brock
Last Name
Samson
Member #

5414

House hunting on Sunday after the C&C at Dulles Landing on Sunday...anyone interested in meeting up for the C&C?
 

Sgtanderson

Rank II
Member
Adventure

Traveler I

301
Windsor, Virginia, United States
First Name
Jim
Last Name
Anderson
Member #

26005

Ham Callsign
GMRS, WRFF981
New member here, we definitely got rained out for the weekend but I'm interested in making a trip to one of the meetings in Virginia. I'll keep a eye out on here. Jim-- Tidewater.
 

Boucher

Rank V
Member

Enthusiast III

1,798
Maidens, VA, USA
First Name
John
Last Name
Boucher
Member #

14789

New member here, we definitely got rained out for the weekend but I'm interested in making a trip to one of the meetings in Virginia. I'll keep a eye out on here. Jim-- Tidewater.
Im trying to go somewhere again this weekend hope the weather is good, anyone going out if so where? I can meet up till Sat as I fly into Richmond late Friday night.
 
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TerryD

Rank VI
Member

Off-Road Ranger I

3,145
Covington, Virginia, USA
First Name
Terry
Last Name
R
Member #

3710

Ham Callsign
KT4OZ
A single ticket is only good for one person. I recently talked with Ranger Fury about it. You'll need a ticket for every person you plan to bring.