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Wheeling Uwharrie National Forest

Custom Built Jeep 1988 Cherokee
Pete Trasborg
| Brand Manager, Jp
Posted April 1, 2012

One Day Early

We’d been itching to get out in the southeast for a few years now for some good down- home wheeling. So, when Trasborg concocted his latest tail-on-fire trip to the East Coast, Uwharrie became the logical choice for one of many stops.

Unfortunately, magazine editors make mistakes too. Some of us might not admit it, but planning a whirlwind wheeling tour of the eastern United States while at the same time spinning wrenches and slinging mig wire for 10-12 hours a day on the West Coast isn’t the best way to go about it. So, when Trasborg found himself in Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina, at 9 a.m. within 24 hours of putting a transmission and four-speed Atlas II in his big yj in California, it was no surprise something was bound to go wrong.

After waiting for an hour, he started thinking he had the wrong place. After waiting for almost two hours, he started making some phone calls. As it turned out, he was at the meeting spot a day early due to not looking at the calendar hard enough. He blames welding flash, but it really doesn’t matter because we still got to have a great time in Uwharrie National Forest in central North Carolina.

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