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#1 BinDerSmokDat

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:14 AM

Come on out and get your bike dirty!
This years Spring Jersey Devil Hunt will be at the state run Atsion Campground Shamong, NJ located within the 115,000 acre Wharton State Forest.
What can you expect? To get your bike dirty and have some fun.
What do you need? A motorcycle and a tent. A Ural/Dnepr is preferred but we've had two wheelers along before.

This is a great opportunity for newer owners to get their feet wet (pun intended) off-roading. This area very Ural friendly.
Trails are just wide enough to make it seem adventurous. The sand has just enough slip to make it fun and enough traction to get going (most of the time).
There's nothing too steep or scary off camber. If that sounds boring just pick up the speed a bit or try to navigate an otherwise "deadend."

Our "camping" is usually limited to campfire activities as we patronize local establishments for most of our meals.
Flush toilets and hot showers in a reasonably kept state facility.
The nearest hotel for those that don't "do" camping is the Econo Lodge in Hammonton, about 10 mins away.

Thursday night- 1-2 folks get there and hang out, but not always.
Friday- Most folks arrive at some point in the day. Setting up camp, short trail rides, occasionally stopping back at camp to pick up new arrivals. Dinner at a local restaurant, relax around campfire.
Saturday- Breakfast at the Outpost around 9ish, rally point at Ranger's Station 10ish, ride until afternoon-ish, back to camp to shower, Dinner at a local restaurant, sit around campfire soothing aching muscles, telling lies, exaggerating our off-road prowess, making memories.
Sunday- Folks start to break camp, head out/Breakfast at Outpost, occasionally a morning dirt ride, but no guarantees.

Riding
All vehicles must be street legal. If your brother in-law wants to tag along on a dual sport bike that's OK; he cannot bring his quad.
Our main activity is trail riding. This is great Uraling territory, flat and sandy, no rocks and some water crossings.
If you get stuck there will be enough of us around to push/pull you out.
1wd or 2wd will be fine and a willingness to push a stuck bike would be nice.
Knobby or 307 pusher helps, but not required. We've had a Retro with a street tire do the ride before.

Meals
We have coffee in the campground.
A hearty breakfast is served at the 'World Famous' Outpost.
We don't leave the trail for lunch so bring a sandwich or snacks
We head back to camp to wash up and then hit dinner at a local diner or other establishment.
Evenings we relax around the campfire.

Camping
GPS Address for Campsite  903 Atsion Rd, Shamong, NJ 08088
GPS Address for Ranger Station  744 U.S. 206 Shamong, NJ 08088

We generally reserve sites 13 and 24 for the big campfire.
If you want to be near the group, get sites 14,15, 23, 25 or closest available; some may already be reserved by the regulars.

http://www.state.nj....family_camp.pdf

General NJ Park information...

http://www.state.nj....ks/wharton.html

Reserve a site here...

http://www.reserveam...J&parkId=670056

Hotel
Econo Lodge
308 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ
Never stayed there, just throwing it out as the closest option for those who don't camp.

Gas
Mighty Joe's Gas Grill & Deli/ATM
1231 U.S. 206, Shamong, NJ

Gulf
90 N White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ

Hope to see you there.
If you have any questions, ask away or PM.





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