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Peaks 2 Shore 2024 VU2

Venture Unknown is beyond excited to announce one of our most exciting events to date……Our 4th annual....Peaks 2 Shore! This is a REAL overlanding adventure!! We traverse the entire beautiful state of North Carolina from the furthest point west to the gorgeous Cape Lookout National Seashore!!!

Peaks 2 Shore 2024 VU2
Peaks 2 Shore 2024 VU2

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT – Jul 03, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT

Location is TBD

Guests

About the Event

Peaks 2 Shore 2024 VU2

                                                                                 June 26th - July 3rd

"I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them." Andy Bernard

Venture Unknown is beyond excited to announce one of our most exciting events to date……Peaks 2 Shore 2024! This is a REAL overlanding adventure!! We traverse the entire beautiful state of North Carolina from the furthest point west to the outer banks! This is our 4th year doing this trip and is the one that started it all!!! Our P2S trips have been some of the best times we’ve ever had with some really amazing people! This trip has a lil bit of everything.... From mountain trails full of creek crossings , to meandering mountain top to mountain top on the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the popular trails in Uwharrie NF, to trekking to the coastal forest of Croatan NF and then the rewarding finish of beach camping on Cape Lookout National Seashore!! It will be 7 DAYS of adventure packed fun while also becoming closer to ol friends and meeting new ones. Believe me this is a trip you will never forget and will tell the grandkids about on that rocking chair porch one day.

READ EVERYTHING!!! THEN ASK QUESTIONS NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND

THIS TRIP HAS A LOT OF MOVING PARTS. GET INFORMED AND STAY INFORMED

Ride Options

EVERYONE MUST REGISTER REGARDLESS OF  OPTION CHOSEN

BEACH ONLY

Friday June 28th till you decide to depart

WHOLE TRIP (Highly recommended) the journey is as important as the destination

TEAM 1 SCOUT TEAM Wed June 26th - Tues July 2nd

TEAM 2 TAIL TEAM Thurs June 27th - Wed July 3rd

Max rig count:

For the whole trip for each team will be appx 15.

The beach only portion does not have a max rig count but still requires an official registration due to a beach permit VU must register for in  advance

Itinerary:

THIS YEAR WE ARE RUNNING 2 STAGGERED TEAMS

See the offset dates below

RALLY DAY

Team 1 SCOUT TEAM

Wed June 26th (early camp) RALLY DAY

Team 2 TAIL TEAM

Thurs June 27th (early camp) RALLY DAY

Day 1

DEPARTURE DAY 

(Harmons Den to Old House Gap)

Team 1 SCOUT TEAM

Thurs June 27th (drivers meeting  8am / depart 9am)

Team 2 TAIL TEAM

Fri June 28th (drivers meeting  8am / depart 9am)

Drivers meeting #1 will promptly begin @ 800am *PLEASE BE ON TIME* We will air down and depart at appx 900am to explore the beautiful Goat Trail, Buzzards Roost, and Hurricane Creek. After Hurricane we will air up and make our way to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway till we arrive and set camp near Old House Gap. Appx seat time 10 hours

Day 2 

(Old House Gap to Uwharrie to Croatan NF)

Team 1 SCOUT TEAM

Fri June 28th

Team 2 TAIL TEAM

Sat June 29th

Drivers meeting #2 @ 730am. We will break camp and make our way over to Uwharrie NF where we will rally @ 4021 NC-109, Troy, NC 27371 Eldorado Outpost to obtain ride permits ($5) and ride the exciting Uwharrie trail system. We will split into 2 teams for this section of the trip. Stock 4x4 and built 4x4 teams. Afterwards will be a long drive to the coast where we will set camp somewhere in the Croatan NF and may have a Hipcamp. This is where we will stage to board the ferry the following day on Saturday morning.

Appx seat time is 12 hours

Day 3

(Croatan NF to ferry to Cape Lookout)

Team 1 SCOUT TEAM arrives on the island

Sat June 29th

Team 2 TAIL TEAM arrives on the Island

Sun June 30th

This is the day we will have a reservation to ferry over to Cape Lookout and will start exploring the island as we wait for the rest of the crew to arrive. Depending on your ferry time will determine how you spend this day. This is a great time to grab a shower at the bath houses located on the island!!.

DAY 4-7

(Beach days)

Once on the beach we do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT RELAX!!!

NOTE : YOU CAN DEPART ANYTIME YOU NEED FROM THE BEACH AS LONG AS ITS ARRANGED WITH THE FERRY SERVICE WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

Most will stay on the island till Tues/Wed

Cost:

Venture Unknown donations

This registration is a "pay what you want". Donations are welcome and encouraged.  We will have made keepsake patches and stickers for us all to remember the experience. Also we put back a recovery fund in case someone needs anything to help them finish the trip or get home. The amount of donations we receive will determine what we are able to give back. We thank you with all our heart for being a part of this journey and will  be forever grateful for any generosity.

Other cost:

State permit: State Permit website

Permits purchased on or before March 15, 2024 will cost $25.00. Beginning on March 16, 2024, the permits will cost $50.00.

READ THE PERMIT WEBSITE CAREFULLY

EVERYONE MUST PRINT AND HAVE ON THEIR PERSON

Uwharrie permit

$5 per day or $30 for the season (you only HAVE to purchase a day permit for this trip)

Can be purchased the day of at Eldorado Outpost across from our URE rally spot.

Ferry Cost:

  • $135.00 | Under 22′
  • $175.00 | Under 26′
  • $200.00 | Under 30′
  • $250.00 | Under 35′
  • $300.00 | Under 40′
  • $350.00 | Under 45′
  • $400.00 | 45+
  • $18 per person (Children under 4 are free (this includes round trip)

Cost subject to change. Visit ferry website for up to date cost.

Ferry reservation:

Ferry Info

WHEN YOU CALL TO MAKE RESERVATION FOR FERRY YOU MUST ARRANGE “ON” THE ISLAND AND “OFF” THE ISLAND TIMES.

“ON THE BEACH”

*BEACH ONLY FRI JUNE 28th

*TEAM 1 SAT JUNE 29th

*TEAM 2 SUN JUNE 30th

“OFF THE BEACH”  IS UP TO YOU

You MUST let ferry know during reservation

VU Level 2 (The Overlander)

4x4 with mild mods (mild lift, all terrain tires) long seat times are expected for Peaks 2 Shore, mild pinstripes may occur.

ie (Peaks 2 Shore, Harmon Den Tour)

Rig requirements and ride expectations

  • 4x4 required (AWD capable)
  • All terrains tires required
  • A small lift recommended
  • First aid kit
  • Full spare tire
  • Recovery points required
  • Recovery gear recommended but not required (lead guide has gear)
  • GMRS radio (we have loaners if needed)
  • Beach gear (sand stakes/bags/bug spray/sunscreen)
  • TREADlightly online awareness certification is required for all VU rides (Free and takes 30 minutes to do online). You will be asked to show certification of this course. https://treadlightly.org/learn/online-courses/
  • Adventurous spirit is a must.
  • Seat times for this ride are long. We have checkpoints we must make it to in order to make our ferry times.. We do stop for lunch, fuel, and restroom along the route.
  • Beach camping can be nice when the weather is cooperative, but has the potential to change and be brutal. Rain, wind, sand, temperatures can all be factors. It is important to stay informed and ask questions so we can all help each other be properly prepared.
  • We will all attend daily driver/ safety meetings before each day.  The hardest trail we do on this route is Hurricane Creek. Experienced spotters will be available.

Communication leading up to the ride: VERY IMPORTANT

Once official registration is complete we will have 2 scheduled video conference calls.  First one is to thank y'all, go over the permit process, discuss ride plans, and answer any questions. Second will be to check in and make sure everyone has their permits before the ride and check all systems are a go. We also will create a private chat on FB messenger appx 1 month before the ride. This is a way to prepare, get excited, plan food prep, etc. It is highly encouraged to be in this chat.

All conference calls will be sent via email and will use "Google meet" please be present. We will give everyone a choice of 2 dates for each call. It is required to pick one of two dates. This meet invite will be shared via email.

GAIA FILE

Previous route file

Subject to change every year

Event Shirts

Be on the lookout for announcements about placing an official Peaks 2 Shore 2024 shirt order. These are always a fun way to remember the trip.

IMPORTANT NOTES

-I will have communications leading up to this trip to include a group chat on FB messenger, emails, video conference calls, and Facebook discussions.

-I will ensure you are fully informed and prepared to embark on this trip.

-Arrive to the rally point with a FULL TANK OF GAS!

-This trip is a matter of endurance and will require a tight schedule and good nights sleep. Once we arrive at the beach is when we can cut loose and relax.

-Some will choose to do only the mountain or beach portion but the entire trip is highly recommended

-we will give priority to those running the whole trip vs those wanting to run only the mountain portion

-Permits purchased on or before March 15, 2024 will cost $25.00. Beginning on March 16, 2024, the permits will cost $50.00. If you purchase your permit between January 1st, and February 28th, your ORV decal will be mailed to you. For permits purchased after March 1st ,you must show your printed permit to a Park Ranger upon arrival to North or South Core Banks to receive your ORV decal.

-PACK FOR THE BEACH APPROPRIATELY. THERE IS NO STORE ON THE ISLAND. BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE FERRY YOU MUST HAVE EVERYTHING FOR THE DAYS PLANNED TO STAY. BAGS OF ICE ARE AVAILABLE , FUEL, AND HOT SHOWERS ON THE BEACH BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT.

-It seems expensive to visit Cape Lookout. The way we always justify it is it's under $200 to have a million dollar view for several days and wonderful nights. A beach hotel is more than $200 per night.

-come prepared for high winds. Sand bags and stakes are a necessity.

-SHARE THE FUN AND EXCITMENT BEFORE AND AFTER THE RIDE !! USE THE OFFICIAL HASHTAG #p2s2024

Venture Unknown is looking forward to this epic adventure again this year with everyone! THIS IS NOT A RIDE……THIS IS A REUNION AND THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL!

Ok lets do this!! Thanks for your interest in joining Venture Unknown for PEAKS 2 SHORE 2024!!!!

Tickets

  • P2S WHOLE TRIP (SCOUT TEAM)

    This ticket is for the SCOUT TEAM whole trip portion. Rally Wed June 26th, depart Thurs June 27th 8am.

    Pay what you want
    Sold Out
  • P2S BEACH ONLY

    Sale ends: Jun 25, 7:00 PM EDT

    This is a beach only ticket meaning you plan to not participate in running the convoy portion across the state. You may arrive and depart at anytime convenient to you.

    $
  • P2S WHOLE TRIP (TAIL TEAM)

    Sale ends: Jun 25, 7:00 PM EDT

    This ticket is for the TAIL TEAM whole trip portion. Rally Thurs June 27th, depart Fri June 28th @ 8am.

    $

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