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I remember listening to the first UT game of the season on the radio at every SETO and Auburn plays that weekend too. I say put it on Iron Bowl weekend :D

Iron Bowl would trump SETO unfortunately...as an Auburn fan, that is the correct order of priorities, as a normal human, probably not...

i dont like missing big games, especially since we are going to beat them this year.
 

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I remember listening to the first UT game of the season on the radio at every SETO and Auburn plays that weekend too. I say put it on Iron Bowl weekend :D
yeah i would be fine listening to it on the radio, but UT is all that is on. Auburn and Louisville play for the chickfila kick off game this year, I am thinking that is a thursday...that would be nice. Every other year they usually open up with an easy out of conference team that i don't mind missing. ...well i would rather miss that than an SEC team

Yeah, Elise is from up there. Wedding is in Grand Rapids. Scary thought that guy getting married huh?
She must be blind and deaf. Or getting paid a lot.:)
 

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She must be blind and deaf. Or getting paid a lot.:)
I questioned her judgement before I met her, and now that I've met her I've decided she's in it for the money.
 

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Nicole, Colin -

Just want to start out by saying we appreciate everything you have done to organize and host past SETO events. You should not feel obligated to do anything for future events as we all know life events sometimes get in the way. I'm in the same boat as Alan... I've been to Harlan a couple of times and it's just too damn far for a weekend excursion. I work 8-5 Friday, leave by 7PM and don't arrive until 1-2AM. That just isn't fun for me and that is why I did not attend last year. Windrock is about as far I am willing to drive for a weekend, that's just me and my decision. If I'm going to drive across the country for longer than that it's gonna be for a 2 week expo. I like TSL back massages but I can only handle so much! Unlike most folks, my truck is also my daily driver, has been since 2003 and will continue to be until it falls apart, so the thought of breaking down that far from home is a little daunting when I have to be back at work as soon as I get home. Pick a location, set a date and I will do my best to be there. Labor Day also happens to be Heather's birthday so I have to tread lightly around that. Raffle is nice, but I never win anything except Autozone car wax anyway :D so meh, we could do without it.

As for Durhamtown Tellico, Chris and I went last year? or the year before. The trails were nice, steep and scenic but did not have a lot of variety. Most are either really easy or hard core plus some. We took the expedition type trail (waaaay out and back) that connected to the old Tellico trail 4?. I loved it, lots of rocks, just the right amount of difficulty but an all day affair. I know they were in the process of building new trails when we were there. They also had just opened up the cabins and camping areas. I think it would be a great place to host SETO...assuming they have room to host a large group and the trails have improved.


Edit: I forgot there is always Crawford's Campground right down the road from DT if it's still open...
 

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Let's just go to MOAB... lol jk

I know my opinion doesn't matter as much as I'm still in my n00b stages here, but here's my .02.

At first I was going to suggest Windrock and combining the ATRu, but then I saw how ridiculously expensive the registration for that was, of course, I know we don't have to register for it. I still wouldn't be opposed to this option as Windrock isn't too far away for us. We went for GSMTR and loved it. We only wheeled one day as I kinda put a little smackdown on my t-case and killed it for the weekend, but aside from that, the one day we wheeled, the trails seemed to be awesome. Definitely seemed to be a very good variety of things to do from crazy stuff for built rigs to mild stuff for the folks who need to drive home after a good weekend of wheeling.

I'm indifferent on Harlan. That was our first big wheeling trip. All we had done beforehand were bunny trails up in the mtns here, so we didn't wheel too terribly hard while we were there. I'm sure this time, if it is in Harlan, we'll hit some of the gnarlier trails as I've gotten a little more time under my belt and enjoy hitting some of the harder more technical stuff. With that being said, it is a fairly long drive (certainly not complaining, and I know some of the other folks drove farther than we did), and I also have to drive the rig back home, not to mention I've got a new job and have been promoted to the night shift manager, meaning A) I can't take any vacation yet as I haven't been there for a year and B) I don't get off until 10-11 which would mean we'd either leave at 1am and not be there until first thing in the morning or leave first thing in the morning and not be there until early afternoon. At that point we'd only have a day to a day and a half of wheeling, two days at the very most. Again, this is none of y'all's issues, and this is just my .02, but that may put us out for Harlan.

I have been wanting to check out Durhamtown Tellico for some time now, and from what I've just been recently reading on it, it seems like it'd be a viable option aside from the distance that the folks from farther up north would have to travel. I may even do some scouting up there here soon if I can make it up there!
 

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Well heck people just want to wheel. When did this change or was it just me? I love to see everybody and wheel wherever, whenever I can make it. So here is another vote for where ever whenever .I'll try to be there!!!!!! LOL Hope to see all you guys and gals hopefully sooner than later. In the meantime if anyone is wheeling, Any park within a couple of hours of Knoxville,TN and it's not been or going to be a monsoon I'm there get a hold of me somehow! I miss wheeling with Toyotas!!!! Later,Darren (865)805-2301 I'm SERIOUS
 

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Hello all. I know it's been years since I've probably signed onto here, or talked to most of you, I've been off doing my own thing, traveling the country for work. Well I'm back in my hometown in Alabama, the Toyota was sold in December or January, can't remember which, but I'm in the process of buying another truck, or hell maybe my old one back, to start messing with. It most likely won't be this year when I make it to another seto. But I will be back. So pick a place, a date, and I'll bring some beer and clear liquid and we can have a ball.


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so heres an update about Windrock - limited RV and primitive camping still available. everything else is booked for friday-sunday. The event that is already hosting there is expecting a big turn out. I can only imagine the log jam that'll develop from the web-wheelers that'll be there for catering and the bands each night. Just sayin'

plus, i'm not saying i'm above camping - but with a baby and a dog it just ain't happening. So if Yall want windrock thats fine but we'll probably sit this one out anyway.

As far as harlan, half of ya say no, half say yes and I don't want to make that dividing decision.

I know there are some people going to AOP in a few weeks - do yall want to see if that would be worth the Labor day weekend and report back?

The AOP people said the buggy event shouldn't affect much of the trail system, though there likely will be spectator crowds during the day saturday.
 

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and durhamtown tellico - i mean that's an option too. Their camping area is not really accessible for 2wd tow rigs (as they told me). BUT getting back to Crawfords might be fun. We'd have the rock garden to play on even if the wheeling at durhamtown wasn't the best?

I contacted the new owners and they said they'd love to have us.
 

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The whole "harlan is too far" thing is lame at best. Quick check shows atlanta to evarts at just over 5 hours and just over 300 miles. Thats nothing. Yesterday Kari and i loaded up, drove 2 hours 40 minutes, wheeled 8+ hours, loaded back up, drove home...~320 miles and that's not including our hour stop for a nice dinner.

we will probably do it again next Sunday. We have no choice, if we wanna wheel we gotta put the miles in.....so i don't buy "its too far"
 

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Hello all. I know it's been years since I've probably signed onto here, or talked to most of you, I've been off doing my own thing, traveling the country for work. Well I'm back in my hometown in Alabama, the Toyota was sold in December or January, can't remember which, but I'm in the process of buying another truck, or hell maybe my old one back, to start messing with. It most likely won't be this year when I make it to another seto. But I will be back. So pick a place, a date, and I'll bring some beer and clear liquid and we can have a ball.


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The whole "harlan is too far" thing is lame at best. Quick check shows atlanta to evarts at just over 5 hours and just over 300 miles. Thats nothing. Yesterday Kari and i loaded up, drove 2 hours 40 minutes, wheeled 8+ hours, loaded back up, drove home...~320 miles and that's not including our hour stop for a nice dinner.

we will probably do it again next Sunday. We have no choice, if we wanna wheel we gotta put the miles in.....so i don't buy "its too far"
As much as I hate you and think you are an idiot...ill have to agree with you on this. 6 hr drive isnt bad. This a once a year event.

I drive back from Cincy to ATL, leave friday after work, head back sunday morning for a weekend and it is about a 6hr drive and I dont even get to wheel!
 

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After checking the calendar, and Bekah telling me she was off the whole week of Labor Day, Harlan would be a little easier for us to make if it was there. I won't have to work until Tuesday afternoon so we wouldn't have to leave as early on Monday. I can also go into work a few hours early on Friday in order to get off earlier.

We also did some number crunching as well. W/o registration (registering could potentially include some of this cost of course) for Bekah and I (I know others situations will be different and potentially more expensive since we'll be primitive camping) to camp and wheel 3 days, 2 nights, at Windrock it'd be ~$270ish, and DTTellico would be ~$180ish. It would almost be cheaper to do Harlan, even including gas, considering it's only $25 PER VEHICLE for a whole month!

OT: Speaking of Harlan, Todd, shoot me a PM w/ your PayPal address. I still owe you some $$ for camping last year lol
 

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You don't owe me anything.

And Greg, just because my truck is cool and yours isn't doesn't mean you have to hate me.
I have a light bar over my windshield now...my truck is cool!
 
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