The Sheriff's JeepFest is a three day event that takes place annually to raise money for the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes. The purpose of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes is to give our state's most at-risk children the love, safety, and structure needed to become mature, successful adults. This three day event includes a scaveger hunt on Friday, a vendor meet and greet, raffles and more. On Saturday and Sunday there is a vendor show, Four 100 yard long obstacle courses for all levels of experience, mud pit for those wanting to get dirty, a concert, and tons of raffle prizes. Come out and meet some great manufacturers and sponsors. During Saturday and Sunday's event you can also sign up for a guided small group trail ride through thousands of acres of private land opened only for this event. Trails range from novice to extreme. There is also the once in a lifetime.....Crawl on a cop car! Get some cool pictures of your Jeep driving over a cop car. For more information, to donate or to register your Jeep for this spectacular 3 day event, please visit: www.sheriffsjeepfest.com
Welcome to East Tennessee Four Wheel Drive!
These were railroad tunnels now retired and of 27 original tunnels 3 are still somewhat passable today. A number of these tunnels were bypassed during a wholesale elimination period between 1961 and 1963 including No.24. Now responsible four wheelers are able to enjoy and the area for it's beautiful landscape and history. No. 24 is the most popular. They were built to last but nature always takes her toll and all of man’s creations eventually fall into ruin. No. 24 was completed around 1880 and is lined with stone and arched in brick, thousands of bricks. In fact, the bricks are several layers thick so lots and lots of brick laying was done upside down on the ceiling in a dark tunnel before electric lights.
Nemo, meaning “no one” in Latin, was once a sizable town and was where the two railroads met prior to 1940. This is still an active route for the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway. There trains on this track come frequently so be careful and stay away from the tracks as they appear suddenly out of the tunnel. Water depth inside the tunnel varies through the seasons and can get up to about a foot deep before it crests in the middle. For those who make it out in tact they can reflect on local history and life on the railroads.
Here are a few pictures from the trip contributed by club member Jonanthan Plaza
This is a message to be shared direct from Ron, the Trail Supervesior at Coal Creek, OHV Park.........
I have identified a new area on the Coal Creek OHV Park that is a good
opportunity for a project for all the Jeep Clubs to get involved with.
Here is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor to design a unique
concept and help manage the construction of the Trail System. This is
something that I want to get started this fall when the weather gets
cooler and the snakes go to sleep. Right now what I am looking for 6
people that can assist in the design and layout of this trail. If you
know what kind of trails that 4x4 Jeep/Truck people like to ride on and
you can think outside the box then I am looking for you to join the
group. Only respond if you are committed in seeing this project thru to
the end. It would be nice if we had at least one representative from
each of the above named organizations.
As soon as I have the people in place for the design and layout team, I
will setup a time that the team and I can meet and go out and see the
area at Coal Creek.
I am really excited to do this trail and have a concept in mind that I
have mentioned to several of you here and there. Please pass the word in
the community and respond if you are interested in joining the design
and layout team.
This fall we will need additional help. Coal Creek will provide all the
heavy equipment and resources/materials are available in the area to
create this trail system. This is gonna be BIG!
For more info on Coal Creek OHV Park - http://www.coalcreekohv.com/
No experience is necessary on any aspect of this project. What is necessary for the planning, is knowledge of what type of trails people with Jeeps/Crawlers like to ride on. I would like to see this be multi-use for both Jeeps and Crawlers.
I have spoke to a few of you of what I have in mind. But will lay it all out on the first planning day we have. The first planning meeting will be on July 14th. I figure we will have at least 2 planning days. The first one would be to lay a rough draft out. Then the second one a few weeks later which would give the planners time to talk to some of the other members to get feedback. The second planning day will be to bring back any suggestions.
The meeting will be on the mountain in the area we will be designing. Let me add a little more to what this area is. It was logged several months ago. It is over on the South Side. I went in and looked at it several months ago. It has a main skidder road already running thru it. There are some side skid roads and one of these is an area I have in mind. There are alot of big boulders and rocks near this second skid road. I had envisioned making a rock garden type of obstacle course along side of this trail. There is also a couple of rock ledges/mini high walls that I have looked out for a climb out of the hollow to the top of a ridge. It will not be of the caliber of Trail 75. Anyone that would like to be involved in the planning and design is invited to the July 14th meeting.
Coal Creek is now developing an area which may be titles the" Big Mountain Crawl Project". It's favored more towards full size off road vehicles and sounds like it will be a rock playground of sorts. This is something we've all been asking for. There ready this month to cut in access and lets us start riding it, and they just need some help to get it done. They are asking for volunteers from our 4x4 club and some other local Off Road clubs others to help with this task. On Jan. 26 at 10 am they are having a work day. If possible please try to attend. We will be working out in the woods in a new area, let's all show Coal Creek how much we appreciate this effort and knock out this trail like we did the last one. Many thanks must go out to Ron from Coal Creek "Trail Supervisor" and the coordinator of this venture.
ET4WD will be leading an organized Trail Cleanup Ride at Golden Mountain Park in Sparta, TN this coming Saturday. Everyone is invited and we welcome you to please come out and join us to ride some trails and clean up the park as we go. Do your part to maintain the trails we enjoy. Help keep this park beautiful for others to enjoy in the future. We will be there all day and head home for the night. We're meeting at 9am Eastern / 8am Central at the GMP parking lot. Pack a lunch and a trash bag, and lets show them what we're all about.
The 1st annual Crawl Rally at The Rock hosted the TN MTN JUNKIES club will be held during the first weekend of June 1-3. Here's a breakdown of the events they're planning along with some useful info for those planning to attend.
- They will have 2 Raffles. One for stuff and a 50/50 raffle.
- Proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle will go to Anderson County Rescue Squad.
- No Charge for Vendors to set up at events area.
- Clean out your Junk and bring it to the Swap Meet!
- Live Music will be provided by the band “HAZE” (Country and Rock)
- Alcohol is allowed at the events area, but Extra Security will be on site to handle anyone who wants to be an A** Hole.
- No permit required for folks just wanting to enter the events area for the swap meet and live music.
- A Land use permit is required for each person entering the Coal Creek OHV Area Trails.