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Fri, Sep 16


Gorges State Park

Horsing Around Jocassee Gorges (Ride Registration)

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Horsing Around Jocassee Gorges  (Ride Registration)
Horsing Around Jocassee Gorges  (Ride Registration)

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2022, 7:00 PM – Sep 18, 2022, 7:00 PM

Gorges State Park, 976 Grassy Ridge Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774, USA


About the Event

Welcome and congratulations on being invited from the ride raffle to join us for this adventure! 

Please understand this registration is by invite only. If we have not contacted you please do not register. 


***It is required to read all details for this event.

Lake Jocassee is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Southeast. Its pristine waters are fed by numerous waterfalls and is rich in history! It's also home to some pretty awesome trails. Both hiking and wheeling. 

Musterground, Horsepasture, Dawkins Flat, Auger Hole, Chestnut Mountain.... Just to name a few.  My favorite waterfall is in the area..   Rainbow Falls! It's a moderate 2 mile in and out trail that takes you to see one of the most powerful waterfalls in the area! It does not disappoint and we will go see it! One of my absolute favorite campsites is down on the Horsepasture River! We have camped and wheeled here many times! Last year was a nice relaxing time with the Venture Unknown crew. And guess what...?? We are going back! We try and keep our trips diverse. Not everyone is on 35s and is trying to rip mufflers out from their rig. So we try and mix it up with a good ol camping trip! Much different from the up at 7am overland for 14 hours type trip we're also known for. This trip is absolutely stock 4x4 friendly. It still has some nice wheeling tho. This time there will be a recovery workshop at camp. 

********* ITINERARY ********

PLEASE NOTE this is a base camp type adventure. We will set camp explore and come back to the same camp. 

Friday afternoon/evening at appx 5pm. We all will start to roll into camp (coordinates below), get set up, enjoy the night with a nice fire and good company.

Saturday morning- After a good breakfast and maybe a swim, we will head out to explore the Gorges. Might even make our way over to the awe inspiring Jumping Off Rock. We will try and cover as many trails as we can before dusk.

Saturday night - Once back at camp we will share a lil bourbon, stories, and enjoy life under the stars.

Sunday- We will wake up, drink coffee, be grateful for waking up in the wilderness. After breakfast we will pack up and make our way to explore more or maybe even hike up to the stunning Rainbow Falls. Sunday afternoon we all will wrap up the weekend with hugs, see ya next time, and head homeward.

*******PLEASE HELP********* 

We only ask for donations for this ride. We have several projects that we need help funding. It helps us tremendously when we all pitch in and work together. 

Venmo @ventureunknown 

Cashapp $ventureunknown

There will be an opportunity for cash donations at camp.

This is NOT required but much appreciated. 

***********WHEN*********** Sept Fri 16th 6pm -Sun 18th 5pm (we try to get there as soon as possible but we will have work on Friday) 

**********WHERE*********** Coordinates listed below will also be posted in discussion so they are easily copied and pasted into Google maps or Gaia) A gpx file will be shared in the event chat on how to get from the trailhead to camp. 

***********Camp*********** 35.0614626, -82.9467515

Down at the steel bridge directly on the Horsepasture River

*********Trailhead********** 35.0885636, -82.9515316

Trail begins at the Rainbow Falls parking lot in Gorges State Park and is appx 1hr (trail time) down to camp. Note: trail is a STEEP GRADE *USE LOW GEAR TO DECEND*

****RIG REQUIREMENTS**** Stock 4x4 friendly. Recovery gear is still good to have though. A GMRS radio is a must to keep in the fun when we ride and is good for safety. We do offer loaners. 

*******MAX RIG COUNT****** 



We will host a recovery workshop while at camp sometime during this trip. 


-arrive to camp with a full tank of gas -this is dispersed camping ( no toilets) come prepared 

-must read posted Venture Unknown code of conduct posted in this event discussion 

-it is ESSENTIAL to be informed and communicate leading up to this ride

I apologize for being frank but I spend A LOT of time answering questions that are already in these details or in the discussion. Please help me by staying informed. 

-an event chat in messenger will be created 1 week prior to the event with all the people who have registered. 

-bring your GMRS radios. If you do not have one we recommend the Midland GTX1000 or BAOFENG UV-5G 

-bring your an adventurous spirit

***********Comms*********** GMRS Ch17 462.600

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