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Join The Hummer Club, Inc for an off-road event at two of Pennsylvania's premier parks; Raush Creek offroad park and Anthracite Outdoor Adventure area (AOAA).

The club will be hosting a two day event, one day and AOAA and one day at Rausch Creek ORV, PA.  Both parks are within a short driving distance of each other and are within easy driving distance of many cities near the East Coast.  We are having a trail guide that knows these trails well and will lead us to maximize our fun time on the trails.

Rausch Creek Off Road Park is devoted to providing a fun place for off-road enthusiasts to go four-wheeling.  The park consists of almost 3,000 acres of easy, intermediate, and difficult trails – featuring rocks, bowls, hills, club friendly trails, and free, on-site camping. A great park for Hummers.  For more information on the trails and the park Rausch ORV Website 

Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area is a 6500 acre facility with both full size and UTV trails shared trails.
The park has two main areas, the Western and Eastern reserves both with their own unique trail systems.  For over 10 years, folks who go off road are familiar with the Rausch Creek "Blue", "Black" and "Red" trails that they offer.  However after wheeling on the AOAA's blue, black and red trails, drivers are humbled and quickly realize that the blues and blacks at AOAA are on a whole other level.  AOAA Website

Event Hotel: The home base for this event will be the Country Inn and Suites, 100 Keystone Blvd East, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Latitude 40.735619   Longitude -76.30170    Phone 570.544.5201

The hotel has ample parking for us, including trailers.  We have a group of rooms blocked off at a special rate of $79.20 plus tax for The Hummer Club, Inc. - so make sure you mention the club when you make your reservations.

Mechanical Support: Mechanical support will be provided by club members.

Event Coordinators: 
Kevin Phillips – (571) 238-3117 
imkevin@cox.net

Event Calendar:

Thursday August 3, 2017:  Participants arrive, register with the Hummer Club staff and check into the hotel.  Registration will begin at 6 PM in the hotel break area.  Pizza and sodas will be available.  T shirts will be available during registration.

Friday August 4, 2017:  Meet at the hotel parking lot @ 0800, have a brief drivers meeting and convoy to the AOAA park for a day of trails.  It will take about 45 minutes to arrive at the trail head.  We will register at the park and have a drivers meeting after registration.  We should be on the trails until around 1500.  Make sure you bring your lunch and plenty of snacks and water.  Alcohol is prohibited in the off road park.  We will stop on the trails for lunch around noon.  For those that want to join us, we will convoy to a nearby restaurant for dinner around 6 PM.

Saturday, August 5, 2017: Meet at the hotel parking lot @ 0800 then convoy to Rausch Creek for a day of trails. It will take about 45 minutes to arrive at the trail head.  We should be on the trails until around 1500 and can spend some time in the man-made concrete course or take pictures in the area just behind the registration office until 1600 if desired.  Make sure you bring your lunch and plenty of snacks and water.  Alcohol is prohibited in the off road park.  We will stop on the trails for lunch around noon.  For those that want to join us, we will convoy to a nearby restaurant for dinner around 6 PM.

Sunday, August 6, 2017.   Depart and head home or you can hit the trails a third day on your own.


Event Fees are:  $75 for Truck and Driver. $30 for passengers 12 and up, Under 12 - free. The Event fee includes park fees for both days, pizza/soda on Friday night, T shirt (order deadline July 15th), and guide.  Each vehicle and participant is responsible for annual Rausch Creek Membership.  Passengers under 12 participate in the event for free but do not recieve an event shirt.


Park Membership Fee:
Rausch Creek Off Road Park is a membership-based facility. Drivers and passengers age 16 and up are required to become members of the park which costs $15 per year and is good for one year from the date you join. Membership cards are given out when you join and this must be done in person and is not part of the event fee.

Waivers for each park and the guide will be available for you to fill out during registration Wednesday night.



Some notable Information:

  • Driver’s meeting at the Park after registration with them. Be fueled up and have a lunch packed each trail day before arriving at the Park.  Also bring extra water and plenty of snacks. A lawn chair for lunch/dinner.
  • A CB for communication is required.
  • Be certain that your truck is well maintained and that it is in good operational condition. Common spare parts recommend
  • Be prepared for long trail days (food, water fuel), you never know what might happen.



Cancellations & Refunds:
 
We realize that unexpected events such as work conflicts, mechanical problems and illnesses may cause you to cancel your trip. However, we have many business partners that we pay deposits based on a preliminary participant count, therefore in order to limit the impact of cancellations the following penalties apply to your refund should you choose to cancel:

Days Prior to Trip Date: Penalty
Reservation to 21 days: $35 or *
20 days to 8 day: 50%
7 days to 1 day: 80%
Trip date and beyond: NO REFUND

* Should you choose to transfer from one trip to another trip in the SAME calendar year you may do so for $35 per transfer.

 

 

Shamokin, PA 17872
8/4/2017 - 8/6/2017
Club

The legend of Moab continues!

We’re on a mission to save America!  It couldn‘t be more important than that.

We’ve received intelligence that you need to know about.

Via a leaked e-mail from a high ranking government official the Russians learned that Moab is a uranium hot spot.  Based on this information they sent a spy drone to survey the Moab area. Fortunately for us the drone crashed in the area.  Our job is to locate what remains of the drone. 

2017 - OPERATION MOAB 

This year’s event will be military mission themed.  Collectively we’ll be the ‘Moab Militia’.

Every day we’ll receive our ‘orders’ for the day.  Every group will have a mission based on scouting intelligence.  We’ll get our orders, our communication channels, a lat/long and some clues to help us locate metallic objects out on the trails.  Our hope is that once these items are collected we’ll be able to assemble them into the Russian spy drone.  Of course we’ll be having our usual great time out on the incredible trails that define the Moab area and make Moab the top of everyone’s bucket list.

We plan on running trails that the Hummer Club hasn’t run for some time – or maybe even ever.  Normally we have our pre-event in Durango, Colorado but this year we’re going to run the pre-event in Moab.  During the pre-event we’ll run the usual trails like Hell’s Revenge and Moab Rim.  Keeping with the theme of the event, we’ll call these ‘scouting days’.

 

UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU!

Come help save America!

And maybe put a big checkmark on your bucket list.

Note: You can attend the pre-event, the main event or both.  Whatever works for you.

Here’s the 411 for the Pre-event

Pre-event Description

Pre-event wheeling (scouting) in the Moab area: Sept. 22, 23 and 24.  We’ll run legendary Moab trails like Hells Revenge and Moab Rim.

Pre-event Hotel

Super 8 Moab

889 North Main Street, Moab, UT.

(435) 259-8868

Sept. 21, 22 and 23

$175.00 / night + taxes for 2 people.

**IMPORTANT** Call Ronnie at 435-259-8868 between 7:00am and 3:00pm on business days and notify her that you’re part of the Hummer Club event to obtain a group discount.  BOOK EARLY!  Accommodations fill quickly

 

Pre-event Fees

Pre-event cost - $30 (covers BLM fees)

Event fees must be paid online.

Pre-event Schedule

We’ll have trail signups in the hotel lobby at 8:00pm on Sept. 21.

We’ll run trails on Friday the 22nd, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th.

  

Here’s the 411 for the Main Event

 

Main Event Description

On Sept. 24th, we’ll gather for our Welcome Dinner and Trail signups at 7:00pm in Rotary Park in Moab.  We’ll have vendor displays and a buffet style tailgate dinner – with incredible food from The Blu Pig.  Yum!

Once in Moab our mission really takes off!

We plan on running trails that are seldom run by the club or that haven’t been run for a few years.  We’ll run trails on Monday the 25th, Tuesday the 26rd, Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th.

On the evening of Sept. 28th we’ll have our awards dinner and banquet.  This banquet is becoming legendary!  Delicious food, great folks and great times.  It really is a lot of fun.

We may have a few extra things planned like a night run but we’ll see how things work out in the months to come.

Main Event Hotel

Super 8 Moab

889 North Main Street, Moab, UT.

(435) 259-8868

Sept. 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28

$175.00 / night + taxes for 2 people.

**IMPORTANT** Call Ronnie at 435-259-8868 between 7:00am and 3:00pm on business days and notify her that you’re part of the Hummer Club event to obtain a group discount.  BOOK EARLY!  Accommodations fill quickly.

 

Main Event Fees

Before August 1st:
$300 Truck/Driver
$175 per passenger
$75 for Kids 12 and under

After August 1st:
$325 Truck/Driver
$175 per passenger
$75 for Kids 12 and under

Event fees must be paid online.

Some Notable Information

·       All Hummer branded vehicles and Humvees are welcome. Your truck MUST be street legal to access the trails.

·       Driver’s meeting each morning at the departure point. Be fueled up and have a lunch packed each trail day. Also bring extra water and some extra snacks. We try to be back for dinner in town but please be prepared for a long day.

·       A CB for communication is required. 

·       Be certain that your truck is well maintained and that it is in good operational condition.

·       Be prepared for long trail days, you never know what might happen ‘out there’!

·       Unfortunately there’s an obstacle (Mirror Gulch) that just hates H2 tie-rods. You’ll only be allowed on this trail in an H2 if you carry at least one spare tie-rod. It’s difficult and there’s no bypass. It’s just the configuration of the rocks and the particular dimensions of an H2’s front end that make it difficult on H2 tie-rods.   We may not run Metal Masher so this is just a heads up.

·       Bring a spare tire.

 
Mechanical Support
As with all Hummer Club events, we will be self-supporting. Of course you will have the assistance of other members should anyone have any issues, but plan on being as prepared as possible with a few common spare parts (halfshafts, upper and lower ball joint, idler and pitman recommended) and required tools. 

Event Coordinator
Greg Phillips (403) 862-7942 - greg.phillips@shaw.ca
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AKA - Hollywood 
2001 HMCS 
It knows how to get to Moab - all by itself!
 



Cancellations & Refunds:
 
We realize that unexpected events such as work conflicts, mechanical problems and illnesses may cause you to cancel your trip. However, we have many business partners that we pay deposits based on a preliminary participant count, therefore in order to limit the impact of cancellations the following penalties apply to your refund should you choose to cancel:

Days Prior to Trip Date: Penalty
Reservation to 21 days: $35 or *
20 days to 8 day: 50%
7 days to 1 day: 80%
Trip date and beyond: NO REFUND

* Should you choose to transfer from one trip to another trip in the SAME calendar year you may do so for $35 per transfer.

 

Moab, UT 84532
9/22/2017 - 9/28/2017
Club
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Oak Ridge, TN 37830
10/5/2017 - 10/8/2017
Club
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