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Co Workers and Taking Water!!

my friend and i wanna do some off roading but we dont know were... any were in collegeville/royersford/pheonixville/limerick areas like that. anyone got any ideas were? and also wondering if theres going to be a meet anytime soon in pa near philly area. i would like to try to make it to one.
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There's a NJ meet you might want to make. It's for a mud pit called Fort Mott and the New Jersey Pine Barrens at Wharton State Forest. Probably quite a haul for you, but that's the only one I can think of soon.

I'm in the southeast part of PA in Kennett Square. Hope we get a chance to meet at a meet. Wish you could have made Centralia -- it was a blast.

EDIT: Here's that topic -- https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum/...amp;highlight=
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Yeah, we're probably going to do another Centralia meet in the early spring, like April-ish.
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ya well i cant lead a trail ride where i wanted...i got into trouble =D. i would seriously stay away from centralia wheelin wise. the coal companies are really cracking down on tresspassers. i dont care if u been there before and didnt have a problem im giving everyone a fair warning now.
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What about Burma Road? We went there also.
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weres centraila? and weres burma road? nj is to far for me guys sry about that one... im right outside of philly and im only 17 so its goona be hard for me to go far...
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S'okay, man! You won't ALWAYS be 17! I'm 49 and I can "testify", lol!

Centralia and Burma Road are north of Reading, PA, near Pottsville, PA (not Pottstown). Further than NJ, I'm afraid. Find Pennsville, NJ on a map. It's just south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge where I-295 crosses the river. That's where Fort Mott is.

Look towards the east coast of Jersey and find Hammonton, north of Atlantic City and bit inland. That's where Wharton State Forest is.
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helliboarder - You are 35 miles from Wharton and 41 miles from FT Mott.
There will not be a collection of Rangers and off roading this close to your house again soon.
Come out and meet us at least for a couple of hours either Saturday or Sunday.
Just because Centralia is in PA doesn't make it any closer to Phil, PA - matter of fact it is 115 miles away from you.


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Let me know if your in the central PA area!
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ya well i cant lead a trail ride where i wanted...i got into trouble =D. i would seriously stay away from centralia wheelin wise. the coal companies are really cracking down on tresspassers. i dont care if u been there before and didnt have a problem im giving everyone a fair warning now.
If anything we should probably try to avoid the quarry we were in.. the trails we were on, tho, are not active coal-land and while technically private property, they're pretty wide open.

I know some people who know some people, but I can't guarantee I can get us out of EVERYTHING.

I do have a pretty good in at Blaschak Coal, tho, but its hard to keep track of which company owns which operation now.
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helliboarder - You are 35 miles from Wharton and 41 miles from FT Mott.
There will not be a collection of Rangers and off roading this close to your house again soon.
Come out and meet us at least for a couple of hours either Saturday or Sunday.
Just because Centralia is in PA doesn't make it any closer to Phil, PA - matter of fact it is 115 miles away from you.
um... i dont know were u got those directions but, wharton is 4.5 hours away form me and ft mott is about an hour 15... centilia is 2 hrs away and i dont have time to go that far so unless somhow your guys find a meet within 45 min of me... i probly wont be going... sry guys i got a ton of sh*t to do that i dont have much spare time to drive that far. if you guys make a meet about 30 min away from me on a day i dont work, i will DEFINITLY make the effort to come.
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Start up conversations with guys with obviously built up offroading trucks in your area. Ask them where you can go to get started and I bet they can tell you. Then -- tell us and we'll come up to see you! :)
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i recently got my *** nailed for tresspassing, luckily i havent recieved my fine (probaly wont) but that woke me up. im gunna avoid the usually trails until i can find out weather i can get a permit for thier land. not sure about centralia area but most are owned by the same company. anything with Reading Anthercite Coal Company DO NOT WHEEL ON!.
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um... i dont know were u got those directions but, wharton is 4.5 hours away form me and ft mott is about an hour 15... centilia is 2 hrs away and i dont have time to go that far so unless somhow your guys find a meet within 45 min of me... i probly wont be going... sry guys i got a ton of sh*t to do that i dont have much spare time to drive that far. if you guys make a meet about 30 min away from me on a day i dont work, i will DEFINITLY make the effort to come.
Where are you located?? Unless you're in Maryland or further south, I can't think of anywhere that is 4.5hrs from Wharton and only 1.5 from Mott. It's really only 1.5hrs or so to drive between them.

Try doing your search with Atsion, NJ as one destination and Pennsville, NJ as the other. I think you'll find better results that way.
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Shortly after Centralia I tried to make a crack into a web board for a local 'wheelers group. Based on the pix I saw these guys are INTO IT! Tresspassing, permissions, and public land use. Finding places to wheel in anything bigger than an ATV is becoming a huge issue here. I imagine it's true elsewhere as well. Power line wheeling is the big red button around here. They kill threads that feature posts of pictures showing wheeling under lines unless the poster can prove they had permission..

For now I think I'll stick to class IV roads. It may not be as matcho, but it should be cheaper..
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nhbubba, did u find a local board for wheelin around here or up by u?
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By me. It's a New England group. From what I gather it's actually a board that serves a conglomerate of smaller independant groups, nearly all of which are Jeep related. I can't find the address right now and the link is bookmarked at work. I really don't think I have the time or resources (read: money) to sufficiently get into it at this point in my life, so I don't plan on becoming that active..
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all might wanna try connelsville pa there are tons of trails there
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http://forum.neow.net/ NE Wheelin board
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That's the one! Just logged in and did a quick lookie-see. Man, I thought WE had a heated debate about the elections here! Wow. The issue is practically the whole board right now..
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helliboarder - You are 35 miles from Wharton and 41 miles from FT Mott.
There will not be a collection of Rangers and off roading this close to your house again soon.
Come out and meet us at least for a couple of hours either Saturday or Sunday.
Just because Centralia is in PA doesn't make it any closer to Phil, PA - matter of fact it is 115 miles away from you.
um... i dont know were u got those directions but, wharton is 4.5 hours away form me and ft mott is about an hour 15... centilia is 2 hrs away and i dont have time to go that far so unless somhow your guys find a meet within 45 min of me... i probly wont be going... sry guys i got a ton of sh*t to do that i dont have much spare time to drive that far. if you guys make a meet about 30 min away from me on a day i dont work, i will DEFINITLY make the effort to come.
I thought you were in the Philly area since you asked about wheeling in that region.
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I got busted by the quarry in centralia sooo.. I know about the crackdown lol. The guy was a dick but he let me off. with a warning.

Ah well.

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Rand CB'd us and we slipped out of the quarry right behind the truck of the guy who was the security guard. As we came down to an intersection, he has already passed it and was going away from us, so we crossed and headed straight for the exit and avoided him.

Thanks for the heads-up, Rand! :)
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The quarry seemed like risky business when we were there Saturday night. A lot of fun though!
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