Membership is open to anyone eighteen (18) years or older who wishes to participate, regardless of whether or not their off-highway vehicle is running, or whether you even have a rig right now. We have members who participate only by riding along with friends to help out on the trail. If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining more information about the Off-Camber Crawlers, Inc. Four Wheel Drive Club please feel free to join our mailing list or email the board.
Founded in Jan 1997, The Off-Camber Crawlers, Inc. (OCC) is a group of professional individuals, mostly from Washington, DC and its surrounding areas, who are interested in off-road driving and enjoying the great outdoors with friends.
We meet once a month at 6:30pm typically on the second Sunday of the month. Check our calendar for the next meeting or trail ride. We meet at Kilroy's in Springfield.
Regular Monthly meetings are held at Kilroy's in Springfield, VA (5250 Port Royal Rd, Springfield, VA 22151). The meetings are on the enclosed deck in the rear of the restaurant. Most folks drive around and park behind the shopping center and enter the deck from the back of the building. The meetings are typically held on the second Sunday of the month at 6:30pm, but we do move them around for holidays or venue conflicts, so be sure to check the calendar.
Friday afternoon was beautiful. I arrived at the camp site about 3 pm. Thanks to Scott Becker for staking out and mowing a corner spot near and just up hill from the field entrance. Later that evening 13 or so of us met at Devil's Backbone Brewery to eat and celebrate Andrew Harvin's birthday. Good Food!! Saturday morning was overcast, and it started to sleet at the drivers meeting. Our group, led by John and Drew Harvin and tailed by Mike Ball (Thanks Guys!!) had about 25 rigs in it, ranging from a stockish 4 cyl Wrangler to a full size Lexus (with espresso machine) to a few buggyish rigs on Big tires.
The OCC Email Forum/List is truly the central vein of OCC. A substantial portion of the OCC community is our mailing list. This is where we meet and greet everyone. Questions are posted, answers are given. Trips are setup, meetings times coordinated. Technical questions are posted by newcomers and the old-timers provide years of experience.
Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to post any questions or responses on our list. This is an email list for the Off-Camber Crawlers off road club, you will be a guest for 6 months. Please use that time to decide if this club is right for you. At the end of the 6 months we hope you will have joined or declared your intention to join. If your 6 months pass and you have not made an attempt to join you will be removed from the list.
Trail cliff notes: We were supposed to be running trails from the 1-3 trail rating system, but due to the weather the week prior the easy trails were, well, not so easy.(sound familiar to the "spring" Rousch Creek run? ha). That being said, there were only two times that the delays were note worthy. The first was when a CJ(I think?) ran wide on turn and high centered itself on some logs, the driver wanted to use his come-along to remove the truck from said log, so that took some time.
On Sunday the big boys went to play on the big stuff. If my wheeling hadn’t been cut short to that point I would have loved to have gone with them as a passenger. But instead team D90 teamed up with team JK and we hit v-trail
It was great to see young drivers on the trail (Logan and Campbell) who got to drive most of the day and did very well.