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    Default Graves Mountain Rally August 30 - September 3, 2018

    Time to start the thread for this year's event.

    10
    th Annual Graves Mountain
    Military Vehicle and Vintage 4x4 Trail Rides!
    Labor Day Weekend
    August 30-September 3, 2018

    I need to update the registration form, get Amnon to update the website and B-Man (Chuck) to finalize the t-shirts...

    However, here we are...


    Last year's thread for those who want to revisit what has come before in order to get an idea of what will occur this year:
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...ptember-4-2017

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year (and praying for a bit more sun and a bit less rain)...
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    We've had a bit of wind in the area over the winter and spring, so the recent focus has been on repairing buildings on the Farm and Lodge, but we are starting to think about trail maintenance...

    We will be having a couple of work weekends in May:
    May 19th & 20th and May 26th - 28th
    The current plan is for the Rockridge Offroad (the jeep club) folks to arrive on Friday each weekend and for them to camp at my cabin at the end of the road.
    We are working all day on Saturday and 1/2 day on Sunday.

    We will also be having a trail cleanup/MV event/Fireworks/Band on the 4th of July. The current plan is for the Rockridge Offroad (the jeep club) folks to arrive the weekend before the 4th and to camp at my cabin at the end of the road. We will do trail rides/cleanup during the days with ample time to relax each day... Fourth of July, we will ride some and will quit early enough in the day to enjoy the festivities at the Lodge including the band and fireworks. We will depart on the morning of the 5th.

    Obviously, the Lodge is available in case somebody isn't into camping...

    We will have a few more weekends scheduled later in the Summer, closer to the event date.
    Folks who attend a few of the cleanup weekends will be eligible for a reduced registration fee and for a volunteer shirt...
    Send me a PM or post here if you are able to attend any (or all) of the work weekends.
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    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5
    '51 M38
    '70 XM813, '71M817, '70M816 (sold)
    '83 M931

    www.garbee.net/~cabell
    www.ncmvpa.com
    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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    SUBSCRIBED, want to come.

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    I’ll subscribe as well. Will look at schedules to see if we can make one of the May dates. Likely we can come for the 4th.
    Bulldogger

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    I just sent the updated dates and registration form to Amnon to post up on the event website, so with luck, he'll get to it this week...

    I also sent him the link to my flickr page that has a lot of photos that I have gathered from various sources from the event for 2010, 2015-2017...
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/124394...6/collections/

    Please let me know if you have photos that I don't have (especially from "missing" years...) as I would like to get the flickr account to be a fairly inclusive gathering of what has been done over the years.
    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5
    '51 M38
    '70 XM813, '71M817, '70M816 (sold)
    '83 M931

    www.garbee.net/~cabell
    www.ncmvpa.com
    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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    Amnon has updated the website.
    We will update the t-shirt page when B-Man (Chuck) gets the design finalized...

    http://www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com/
    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5
    '51 M38
    '70 XM813, '71M817, '70M816 (sold)
    '83 M931

    www.garbee.net/~cabell
    www.ncmvpa.com
    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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    Just a reminder that if you want a preview of the trails and the event site, we will be on-site this weekend doing some trail maintenance/riding...
    PM or post if you think that you might want to stop by so we can arrange to meet up (otherwise, you will find it very difficult to find us on the mountains/trails....).
    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5
    '51 M38
    '70 XM813, '71M817, '70M816 (sold)
    '83 M931

    www.garbee.net/~cabell
    www.ncmvpa.com
    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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    A few photos from this past weekend showing Steve cutting one of the trees that had fallen on The Devil's Backbone Trail, his Jeep in the mists on the top of the mountain, a pair of trees at the exit of Devil's Backbone that we cut, the view of the Lodge from one of the apple orchards, and a few views from the Lodge taken Sunday morning before breakfast.

    We will be working on a different trail this weekend (May 26 and 27) and again in early July... Come and join us...
    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5
    '51 M38
    '70 XM813, '71M817, '70M816 (sold)
    '83 M931

    www.garbee.net/~cabell
    www.ncmvpa.com
    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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    Our next preview opportunity is the trail cleanup/MV event/Fireworks/Band on the 4th of July. The current plan is for the Rockridge Offroad (the jeep club) folks to arrive the weekend before the 4th and to camp at my cabin at the end of the road. We will do trail rides/cleanup during the days with ample time to relax each day... Fourth of July, we will ride some and will quit early enough in the day to enjoy the festivities at the Lodge including the band and fireworks. We will depart on the morning of the 5th, although folks are welcome to stay longer (the 4th being Wednesday...it makes for an "interesting" time to take off from work for some...).

    Let me know (PM or post here) if you plan to join us so that I coordinate space at the cabin or assist with reservations at the Lodge or Lodge campground...etc...
    Organizer, Graves Mountain Trailrides and Rally aka Virginia Rally
    '53 M37 with Cummins 4BT, '63 XM708 dump
    '68 M274A5
    '51 M38
    '70 XM813, '71M817, '70M816 (sold)
    '83 M931

    www.garbee.net/~cabell
    www.ncmvpa.com
    www.gravesmountaintrailrides.com

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    My son and I are hoping to attend. I have to confirm his availability and just as importantly get the HMMWV steering rebuilt. If it doesn't rain too much next week, I've taken days off to accomplish it.
    We will camp if we make it down. Two tents as usual, one for the humans and one for the snoring machine (bulldog).

    I will PM once sure.

    Bulldogger

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