This is Marti's trail coordinator. I am only authorized to answer 6-1/2 of your questions, so I selected ones I figured I could get correct.
2. Are you looking for vol. for trail guides?
A. I have trail guides collected already. If you want to throw your name in the hat, just shoot me a PM, and I'll let you know where we stand as far as # of guides, etc.
3. How are we being assigned the trails we will be on?
A. Here is what is happening as far as trails (from another Wheel-in post):
"...We plan to run the Oak Ridge Loop for the Wheel-in, which is a combination of all the 17 trails used at Camp Jeep, so your A and B trails are included. We plan to start everyone at different points on the loop, wheel as much of the loop as you can on Day 1, pick up where you left off on Day 2. Do not expect Tellico, Rausch Creek, Crozet, Wind Rock, etc. God did not bless us with such terrain on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge. Some consider Oak Ridge on par with Uwharrie. There is plenty of bark at Oak Ridge, and plenty to bite you there as well...."
So every group will run all sections of the trail loop, they will just start at different locations on said loop on day 1 and resume the loop on day 2.
4. Can one switch to a different trail if they already been assigned?
A. Trails have not been assigned. We will stage up in 10+ lines, so if you want to ride with your freinds and/or club members try to arrive at the same time Friday morning at staging, so you can line up together. HOPEFULLY many of you will want to meet and wheel with some new folks, so selecting a line will not matter.
6. If one (or one's loved ones) wants a break from trail riding, will the mansion be open for tours?
A/2. (This is only half an answer) Breaks from trailriding will be difficult, but not impossible. The loop crosses the county roads in many places, at those points you will be able to leave your group after discussing it with the trail guides, however, you will not be able to rejoin your group. Plan on riding from 9-4 like the schedule says.
7. Are we wheeling in the rain (memories of Camp Jeep)?
A. Yes. However, we may have to close portions of the trail loop to ensure participant safety, and for resource protection. During our Jeep Jamboree 2 weeks ago, we got about 1-1/2" of rain. The good news was, no one broke any axle shafts or driveshafts because of the lack of traction. The bad news was, we winched A LOT because of the lack of traction.
9. Can we skip a trail ride or two, come back later in the day to go out with the "next" ride, assuming this will be like Camp Jeep?
A. As stated above, we will be running a loop system, wheeling from 9-4 both days. Once the rides start, leaving your group will be difficult but not impossible, rejoining your group will NOT be possible.
10. If I pick up one of the NY Governor's friends on the way down, can I register them on Wednesday or Thursday?
A. If you have that kind of disposable income, where you could "bring" one of the NY Governor's friends, and then just take them trail riding, United sure could use a donation from you.