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Jeepin_Al
03-09-2011, 08:06 AM
http://ok4wd.com/tar-hollow-4wd-expedition-registration.html

June 3-5, 2011 we will be heading up to Hancock, NY for a family-friendly weekend of camping and casual trail riding on over 20 miles of trails located on privately owned land in beautiful upstate New York. This event will be open to 100 vehicles and will offer a variety of freshly cut trails built to challenge drivers of all skill levels. This is a great event for novice drivers with stock or lightly modified vehicles.

$125 for vehicle and driver * $10.00 for each passenger * $5.00 for children 12 and under

· Limited to the first 100 vehicles to register!

· Camping is primitive and you must take out what you bring in. Portable toilets will be available

· Open only to licensed and insured street legal 4WD vehicles.

· Vehicles must have front and rear recovery points. Stock vehicles are permitted, but be aware that it may be difficult to get through some trails.

· Bring your own recovery kit, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, tools, spare parts, etc. This is not a guided trail ride. If you break you will need to have parts, tools and/or a way out. If you need to get towed there may be a charge—so come prepared!

· There must be at least 2 vehicles in a group.

· There will be multiple people on the same trail so must be courteous and pull over and let others pass if you are traveling slower than them.

· No alcohol permitted.

· Please remember that this event will be held on PRIVATE PROPERTY. Under no circumstance is anyone to trespass on this property after this event.

Friday June 3, 2011

3:00PM Gates Open

3:00PM-7:00PM Setup Camp

8:00PM-10:00PM Night Trail Ride (Approx. 2 Hours)

Participants are welcome to arrive and start setting up camp as early as 3:00PM on Friday. There will be a nighttime trail ride starting at 8:00PM and will last approximately 2 hours. This trail ride will be fairly easy, but may be more difficult for a vehicle that is not equipped with good lighting.

Saturday June 4, 2011

8:00AM-10:30AM Expedition Begins (Approx. 20 Miles)

5:00PM Everyone Must Be Off Trails. Trails Will Be Swept.

5:00PM-7:00PM “Garbage Can” Chicken Dinner. Free To All Participants.

7:00PM-? Bon Fire, Raffle Prizes, Live Music, and “Show-Off” Obstacles

Saturday’s trail ride will consist of approximately 20 miles of marked trails. There will be difficult obstacles for vehicles that are heavily modified and there will also be “go around” trails for stock or lightly modified vehicles. All vehicles must exit the trails by 5:00PM.

Sunday June 5, 2011

8:00PM-10:30AM Expedition Begins (Approx. 20 Miles)

4:00PM Everyone Must Be Off Trails and Clean Up Campsite

Sunday’s trail ride will have an exit approximately half way, so if you would like to exit the trail early to clean up your campsite and head home early, you may do so. All vehicles must exit the trails by 4:00PM.

Lodging Information: http://www.hancockareachamber.com/guide.html#lodging

2001TJ
03-09-2011, 08:43 AM
This sounds like a nice ride!

cj8mike
03-09-2011, 10:03 AM
thats awesome!

cj8mike
03-09-2011, 12:07 PM
I signed up

kane420x
03-14-2011, 06:49 PM
delete

muddbunny75
03-14-2011, 10:52 PM
camping

chris78cj7
03-17-2011, 02:52 PM
sounds like we will be camping as well. i have not been camping since i was in the boy scouts and this will be the first time i take my son. would you mind pm me some hints on things to bring or any experenced campers please. TIA

cj8mike
03-17-2011, 09:39 PM
depending on weather of course a good tent, air mattress, ground tarp , portable water since there will be no showers and yo will want to meet new people :)

Propane cooking grill works best and easiest. Garbage bags and paper goods. camping chairs for sitting around the fire and coozies for the cold ones :)

MudTJ
03-24-2011, 05:22 PM
I will be there with the camper!

cj8mike
03-25-2011, 09:03 AM
I will be there with the camper!

We went a similar route as you Ryan we mounted a pop up to the gooseneck to the toy hauler duties. Did you get a generator in yours? I will be bringing a small 1200 watt unit to keep things charged.

MudTJ
04-01-2011, 09:54 PM
I have a Honda EU3000 that can be borrowed if needed.

2000XJ
05-02-2011, 09:58 AM
I'm sure that this is a very stupid question, but... is the entrance to the wheeling location on Tar Hollow Road?

I can't find anything that says otherwise, and given the name of the ride I'm assuming it is.

cj8mike
05-02-2011, 11:49 AM
i am pretty sure it is being held at the quarry right there. They lease there land out to a hunting club too.

chris78cj7
05-23-2011, 06:15 PM
getting very close.. cant wait to go very excited :)
so far there is

1.chris78cj7
2.cj8mike
3.2000xj
4.mudtj-cheating with a camper

ZJ_PAT
05-23-2011, 06:50 PM
Us too. Got an email this week from OK4wd. We're skipping the camping this time around and staying at the Hancock House Hotel about 5 miles from the trail head. http://newhancockhouse.com/ It's a bit pricey, but the girls didn't want to camp 2 weekends in a row, so they're paying for the hotel. LOL

Jeepin_Al
05-23-2011, 08:34 PM
I will be there. I will be camping.

Blue
05-23-2011, 09:00 PM
im gonna be there as well but ill be camping

highlander
05-23-2011, 09:08 PM
Signed up a while ago... will be camping....Thinking about bringing my "comp. cherokee" and handing the driving duties off to Pam..

cj8mike
05-23-2011, 09:25 PM
we are camping too, well foo camping on the hauler :)

chris78cj7
05-23-2011, 10:35 PM
yeh lots of campers!!! I wonder how many jeeps are going? It doesnt look like it sold out. So far i took out my back seat got a aluminium rack for behind the jeep and a plastic truck box to hual stuff. dont really want to take the trailer but might have to if i cant fit everything.

very excited hahahaha

Blue
05-23-2011, 11:56 PM
im gonna be foo camping out the back of my truck

2000XJ
05-24-2011, 08:32 AM
Pumped for this ride.

cj8mike
05-24-2011, 09:32 AM
Are we going to wheel as a group since it is kind of an open forum?

highlander
05-24-2011, 11:30 AM
Good question, especially since there suppose to be a variety trails to run.

ZJ_PAT
05-24-2011, 12:45 PM
Are we going to wheel as a group since it is kind of an open forum?

sounds like a good idea.
Email did say most of the hard obstacles have bypasses

cj8mike
05-24-2011, 02:29 PM
what do you think garbage can chicken is? I am assume it is bbq chicken ?

2000XJ
05-24-2011, 03:14 PM
I'm cool with wheeling as a group. If there are bypasses then we should all be fine.

cj8mike
05-24-2011, 04:21 PM
bypass's? what club is this? jersey jeepers? :)

2000XJ
05-24-2011, 05:49 PM
I'm not planning on using them ;)

ZJ_PAT
05-25-2011, 12:48 PM
Aren't bypasses for the spectators to stand on when watching tony test his cage some more.

cj8mike
05-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Aren't bypasses for the spectators to stand on when watching tony test his cage some more.

LOL!!!!!

highlander
05-25-2011, 12:55 PM
.....

highlander
05-25-2011, 12:57 PM
Aren't bypasses for the spectators to stand on when watching tony test his cage some more.

Funny .... I can remember a few rides that you left MORE than a fair share of carnage....angry pat...

MarkXJ2k
05-25-2011, 02:00 PM
yeh lots of campers!!! I wonder how many jeeps are going? It doesnt look like it sold out. So far i took out my back seat got a aluminium rack for behind the jeep and a plastic truck box to hual stuff. dont really want to take the trailer but might have to if i cant fit everything.

A suggestion learned from UA: Put the stuff on the trailer and leave the rig empty. This way you spend less time loading/unloading the Jeep and more time enjoying the trails. Of course you only have one campsite to visit, so it might not be so bad.

Blue
05-27-2011, 09:58 PM
do we wanna caravan up of just meet up when we get there

cj8mike
05-27-2011, 11:14 PM
not sure what time i am getting out of work but hope to be on the road by 3

Jeepin_Al
05-31-2011, 12:46 PM
I took the day off, I will most likely leave the house around 3, take 80 to 380, and continue that way. Depending on you all, we can meet at the truck stop @ exit 4. its about 2 hours from exit 4.

2000XJ
05-31-2011, 01:08 PM
Jenn and I will be heading right up 17, but probably won't be leaving the Bergen County (Paramus/Montvale) area until abotu 4:30PM/5:00PM.

highlander
05-31-2011, 04:41 PM
I'm taking the same route as Al, can't leave until 5pm .. Who ever gets up there earlier can you save some spots for the late comers...

Blue
05-31-2011, 07:17 PM
I'm prob gonna head up early as i took off but i know that 17/ thruway backs up really bad on Friday starting at 330 4 some weeks. For those taking 17 a option is to get on Franklin tpk in mahwah. It will take you thru suffern up into hillburn/sloatsburg which is old 17. Which you can either take all the way up to woodburry commons or jump on the thruway in hillburn. if you take it all the way up be mindfull of speed tuxedo park cops love to wright speeding tickets

2000XJ
05-31-2011, 09:09 PM
I'm prob gonna head up early as i took off but i know that 17/ thruway backs up really bad on Friday starting at 330 4 some weeks. For those taking 17 a option is to get on Franklin tpk in mahwah. It will take you thru suffern up into hillburn/sloatsburg which is old 17. Which you can either take all the way up to woodburry commons or jump on the thruway in hillburn. if you take it all the way up be mindfull of speed tuxedo park cops love to wright speeding tickets

Tom, is the route you're suggesting friendly for trailers or is it pretty tight and/or windy?

cj8mike
05-31-2011, 09:34 PM
Tom, is the route you're suggesting friendly for trailers or is it pretty tight and/or windy?

through tuxedo it is a 4 lane road but a narrow 4 lane. And totally true about the speeding! the road goes from a 50 or 55 mph to a 25 with very little signage and they love NJ drivers!

chris78cj7
06-01-2011, 09:08 PM
one more day of work..yeh i am trying to get there when gates open at 3. but more likely will get there by 4.. do you think there will be water there or should i bring my own ... like for shower.

Jeepin_Al
06-01-2011, 09:49 PM
sounds like only port-a-potties.

cj8mike
06-05-2011, 01:48 PM
Just got back from Tar Hollow ride with Ok4wd. This was an amazing place in the middle of no where. THe property is about 2500 acres with an additional 1200 acres of a neighbors. The ride in to the camping are was a solid green trail ! Not my cup of tea when haulin 10k + but is was cool. The camping field was about 2+ miles off the paved road and was probably 30 acres. They have set up a bunch of port- potty, and a small cafe serving breakfast, and dinner. The guy who owns this place leases out to timber company, blue stone miners and an atv club. So the trails where very easy even their hard ones. Saturday night was the one of the biggest bon fires i have ever seen. It was so dark at night because you where so far off the grid. This property has great potential with some jeep trails cut. The suggested trail map they gave you followed 20+ miles of trails and i think that was only a 1/4 of the place. Look out for future rides here. This could be the new BLB area easy and only 100 miles from 287/87/17.

Blue
06-05-2011, 03:43 PM
ot was a great 2 days i cant wait to go back

highlander
06-05-2011, 08:36 PM
Just to add to what Mike had said...Yes, most trails were green BUT a lot of fun ....this place is so new and we were able to bush wack new stuff to get the thrill factor in... Pat, Dave ,Tom and I covered the rest of the park sun. Really had a great weekend.... All in all,the owner is great to work with the area is super friendly to the off road community,quads, motorcycles ,even Rygar,s buggy that Pat drove from downtown Hancok to the trails...that and Dave's XJ rolling down main street must have been some site....

Pasquale
06-05-2011, 09:29 PM
Rygar's buggy that Pat drove

Did the Willys make it there? Margo at the wheel?

Jeep-Power
06-05-2011, 11:39 PM
Just got back from Tar Hollow ride with Ok4wd. This was an amazing place in the middle of no where. THe property is about 2500 acres with an additional 1200 acres of a neighbors. The ride in to the camping are was a solid green trail ! Not my cup of tea when haulin 10k + but is was cool. The camping field was about 2+ miles off the paved road and was probably 30 acres. They have set up a bunch of port- potty, and a small cafe serving breakfast, and dinner. The guy who owns this place leases out to timber company, blue stone miners and an atv club. So the trails where very easy even their hard ones. Saturday night was the one of the biggest bon fires i have ever seen. It was so dark at night because you where so far off the grid. This property has great potential with some jeep trails cut. The suggested trail map they gave you followed 20+ miles of trails and i think that was only a 1/4 of the place. Look out for future rides here. This could be the new BLB area easy and only 100 miles from 287/87/17.

This is AWESOME news-- hope it works out.

Is there anything we can do to secure it?

warthog_cj7
06-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Cool, sounds a like a greate place.

x2 on what can do to lock in

Jeepin_Al
06-06-2011, 10:59 AM
It was a nice place to wheel, the owner gave permission to trail blaze to our group if we so desired. There was a guy they with his wife older couple (little older than me LOL) that used his YJ as a bulldozer most of the day! On on of these new trails we found a huge rock outcropping which was a challenge, this is where I lost my tire!

Pictures will follow, there is talk of a fall ride.

Blue
06-06-2011, 11:56 AM
Me and tony stopped and talked to the the man who cuts the trails right now i cant think of his name maybe tony can remember. But anyway from my understanding they have been doing the enduro trail ride for a couple years now and the town loves it . they have a county permit that allows unregistered vehicles to drive thru town. and it sounded like it was just a matter of picking a date for the fall i suggested he get some local clubs to help with the trail cutting and maybe finding new trails. also before i left i found art the land owner and tank him for allowing us to use his land

ZJ_PAT
06-06-2011, 12:55 PM
....even Rygar,s buggy that Pat drove from downtown Hancok to the trails...

The village cops didnt care but ,the NYS Trooper that we met Sunday afternoon suggested that we not do that again. LOL.

Lots of 30 MPH driving. A few Play areas (one was a huge "dry" swamp that I stayed out of). Very welcoming and tons of potential. LOts of undiscovered ledges and tons of long woody hill climbs.

I'd definatly go back. They said the were thinking about an event in October, keep your eyes open.

chris78cj7
06-06-2011, 03:18 PM
super great time i have some vids i will be posting soon. i saw that trail you bush whacked up by the flag with the 2 foot high table top if thats the same one. i liked that one. I was the green machine that blew out both front axles on the log pile sat nite. besides that i had a super great time and will be going back in fall if they do it again
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highlander
06-06-2011, 04:55 PM
[QUOTE=ZJ_PAT;69840]The village cops didnt care but ,the NYS Trooper that we met Sunday afternoon suggested that we not do that again. LOL.

You weren't supose to drive it on Rt 17 or did you get lost after we left you...Ha nice weekend

highlander
06-06-2011, 04:59 PM
BTW ... AL... you won a door or something at the giveaway Sun morn ... Give Jim at OK a call..
Nice wheel.....

highlander
06-06-2011, 05:03 PM
The guy in the green machine ....were you the one doing the log pile in REVERSE ??? The guy that was singing was pretty good but you two guys stole the show....

2000XJ
06-06-2011, 06:00 PM
[QUOTE=ZJ_PAT;69840]The village cops didnt care but ,the NYS Trooper that we met Sunday afternoon suggested that we not do that again. LOL.

You weren't supose to drive it on Rt 17 or did you get lost after we left you...Ha nice weekend

Lol, no we weren't on Rt 17, we were on 268. Came out of no where and stopped us over about 1/4 mile after we turned onto 268. Luckily he didn't want to meet me too, compared to Rich's YJ, my XJ looked great.


Overall it was a fun weekend. The trails were quite easy, nothing that I got stuck in even with missing one front drive axle shaft. The drive is really not that bad, made it to East Hanover in just over 2 hours, all highway, needle at the speed limit. Everyone we met while we were wheeling or hanging out at the campground was very nice, and the food on Saturday night was delicious. It's definitely a great place for an easy, laid-back weekend of wheeling. If they develop the trails there will definitely be something for everyone too.

chris78cj7
06-06-2011, 07:37 PM
http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa409/1978cj7/?action=view¤t=MOV02249.mp4

http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa409/1978cj7/?action=view¤t=MOV02250.mp4

http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa409/1978cj7/?action=view¤t=MOV02255.mp4

http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa409/1978cj7/?action=view¤t=MOV02259.mp4

sorry so shacky was taken on a pic camera not my vid camera

yeah i didnt get stuck on any trails. my son even drove the easy trails.. but if you look off the trails into the woods there are some intresting things going on lol

Jeepin_Al
06-07-2011, 08:47 AM
Hey Tony V, the couple I was with from Mass, let me know about the Best Top certificate, as did Jim O. Thanks!!!!

Here are some pics:

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff247/JeepinAl/253402_215877175112613_100000709970317_685995_4305 530_n.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff247/JeepinAl/253732_215877581779239_100000709970317_686003_7308 746_n.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff247/JeepinAl/247197_215877708445893_100000709970317_686005_2445 473_n.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff247/JeepinAl/248271_215876698445994_100000709970317_685986_2926 554_n.jpg
The 'Mo taking over my sleeping bag!

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff247/JeepinAl/246948_215877808445883_100000709970317_686007_6439 784_n.jpg

My tire, Jim and Mike were kind enough to take it back to OK 4WD with them, I should have a new rim later today! This was a real freak accident, which also took out my brake line. Luckily I carry extras and fluid. Why; well that is another long story!

twodollarbill
06-07-2011, 04:04 PM
It looks like an interesting place.

Please do tell the story about that rim!

Jeepin_Al
06-08-2011, 07:56 AM
I do not really know how in the (blank) I did that. We came to a pretty neat rock outcropping that several were having trouble climbing. I made it to the top and it drop down a couple of feet, all I heard was crunching metal and the tire deflating! I was running around 15 PSI I just figured I hit the tree along side of me with the rear of the TJ and blew out the bead on the tire. I was in shock when I saw the rim. I could not move sine the rim was lodged against the tie rod end! It seems from what I was told that my front right was lifted some 3 feet in the air as I climbed up and over the bigger rock and it came down hard on a pointed rock just at the right angle. The strange thing is nothing happen to the tire! It wasn't even marked! The wetness in the picture is from the brake fluid!

As for the brake lines, I have learned after being on the trail with my buddy Chris who's Jeep that must pick up every log in the woods to carry extras. He tore off his rear brake line at Big Dogs, and we did not have any extras. Luckily for him there is a shop that shows at the Big Dog rides. So now I carry fluid and extra lines. There was a guy with a 4 door JK and he tore off a rear caliper brake line shortly after we got me back on the trail. He used the last of the fluid I had.

muddbunny75
06-08-2011, 03:18 PM
What a great trip. The owner is awesome, camping is perfect and the wheeling potential is overwhelming. It is unfortunate that more club members did not attend. The terrain is the old fashioned "trail riding" instead of obsticale chasing....2500 acres of bluestone quarrys' and diverse forest. It is mapped out like that of an enduro track - easy/hero and mileage markers. One HELL of a road to get the camping site along a beautiful stream. Definitely must do again ! Pic's to follow soon.

ZJ_PAT
07-06-2011, 12:55 PM
The village cops didnt care but ,the NYS Trooper that we met Sunday afternoon suggested that we not do that again. LOL.

Turns out the "toll" for driving a jeep/buggy to tar hollow from the middle of Hancock is $110...

2001TJ
07-06-2011, 02:52 PM
Turns out the "toll" for driving a jeep/buggy to tar hollow from the middle of Hancock is $110...

OUCH! I guess that beats additional "tolls" for impound, towing and storage fees though...

chris78cj7
07-07-2011, 07:45 PM
lol thats not to bad.. probally worth it