Call us CNC4X4. Some days ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no knowledge of Kairos, and nothing particular to interest us back home, we thought to set out a little and see the mountain part of the West Virginia Border.
Around 11 members and 9 rigs went on the Kairos trip. About half made it up there Thursday and the rest of us arrived around mid day Friday. The guy who runs the park is super nice and basically told us we could ride anywhere on the property that we could fit, just not to publish pics in the creeks. He informed us of the White Whale trial and the elusive Moby Dick trial which were the hardest two trails of the park. The remainder of the park was fairly easy with very good trail riding up and down the mountain sides and through rocky creek beds.
Saturday we we hit more creek beds, White Whale trial, and some mountain ridge trials. White Whale was definitely a challenge, the rocks there are loose and slick, so you had to use some skinny pedal. The mountain ridge trail (17 I think) was good, just a little tight (Jason had to narrow his truck width just a bit to fit through).
We were all hot, dusty, and tired from all day trail riding. So, we went down the road a mile to the New River and cooled off. There was a nice bank area of the river that you could park, go swimming, and watch the local natives.
Sunday we packed up and headed out in different groups. Seemed like the earlier you left the less traffic there was.
I would say it was a good park with nice camping facilities. The trials were a little on the easier side. It was a step up from Uwharrie in terms of difficulty and great trials for those close to stock or around the 33″-35″ tire size. It was dry when we went, and if it had been raining, it would have been a sloppy mess on the mountain side trails.
In the end, we never found Moby Dick. Its not down on any map; true places never are.