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Zanotti 01-19-2013 07:12 AM

Cherohala Skyway Collapse
 
Part of the Cherohala Skyway collapses:

http://www.grahamstar.com/articles/2...0449359649.txt

Z

joe a 01-19-2013 07:38 AM

..... :huh Looks like quite a bit of DOT work to fix that.

It'sNotTheBike 01-19-2013 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joe a (Post 20524568)
..... :huh Looks like quite a bit of DOT work to fix that.



Probably at least 205 MILLION DOLLARS ...

dmftoy1 01-19-2013 08:22 AM

Wow that sucks, one of my favorite cruising roads

Bill Harris 01-19-2013 02:29 PM

I heard about Newfound Gap on Hwy 411 this morning http://news.yahoo.com/snow-coming-sm...tQ8TIA5CnQtDMD

But not about Cherohala Skyway. There has been a lot of rain and several slides recently.

--Bill

Zanotti 01-19-2013 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by It'sNotTheBike (Post 20524720)
Probably at least 205 MILLION DOLLARS ...


Nice

KeithinSC 01-19-2013 03:19 PM

Well, I hope they have an Evel Knievel ramp set up this summer.

Remember how long it took to get 129 fixed down by the lake?

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viverrid 01-21-2013 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KeithinSC (Post 20527686)
Remember how long it took to get 129 fixed down by the lake?

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Why the fook are the car's reverse lights going on as it runs up on the rocks? Cuz it stops faster in reverse?

Clayburn 01-21-2013 10:19 AM

Does anyone know if the dirt route over the mountain is passable?

gmk999 01-21-2013 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zanotti (Post 20524362)
Part of the Cherohala Skyway collapses:

http://www.grahamstar.com/articles/2...0449359649.txt

Z

Looks like the road will need to be moved. I don't see a way to stabilize that slope.

yellow 1150GS 01-21-2013 06:46 PM

alternate route
 
There is an alternate dirt route between Robbinsville NC and Tellico Plains TN. There is an intersection right at the bottom of the Skyway on the North Carolina side where you can turn right to go to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest that has a dirt road immediately to the left called Santeelah Creek Road that continues up the mountain and crosses under the Cherohala Skyway at Stratton Meadows. As it drops off to the south of the Skyway it becomes North River Road and comes out on River Road along the Tellico River. Turn right and you will come out on the Cherohala Skyway leading into Tellico Plains. I don't know the condition of the road since the heavy rains, but it might be kind of rough in places. My wife and I usually ride the Cherohala Skyway one way and take Santeelah Creek/North River road going the other way. The paved way is 50 miles, and the dirt way is 30 miles.

rdwalker 01-21-2013 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by viverrid (Post 20540852)
Why the fook are the car's reverse lights going on as it runs up on the rocks? Cuz it stops faster in reverse?

Lit up after initial impact.
By that time the transaxle was probably blown up, reverse switch shorted.

Bar None 01-21-2013 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yellow 1150GS (Post 20544644)
There is an alternate dirt route between Robbinsville NC and Tellico Plains TN. There is an intersection right at the bottom of the Skyway on the North Carolina side where you can turn right to go to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest that has a dirt road immediately to the left called Santeelah Creek Road that continues up the mountain and crosses under the Cherohala Skyway at Stratton Meadows. As it drops off to the south of the Skyway it becomes North River Road and comes out on River Road along the Tellico River. Turn right and you will come out on the Cherohala Skyway leading into Tellico Plains. I don't know the condition of the road since the heavy rains, but it might be kind of rough in places. My wife and I usually ride the Cherohala Skyway one way and take Santeelah Creek/North River road going the other way. The paved way is 50 miles, and the dirt way is 30 miles.

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yellow,
Like you say, take Forest Service Road 81 as shown on the map above to get to Tellico Plains on gravel assuming it is ok. It will be getting a lot of traffic while the Cherohala is down.
Too bad the washout is west of Stratton Meadow since traffic could get back on the Skyway if it was east of Stratton Meadow. Traffic from Tellico can take River Road and get on the Skyway at Stratton and go to R'ville.

We had planned to run FSR81 to Tellico Plains on the upcoming 2nd Annual Sidecars in the Smokies April 25 – 28 http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/v...hp?f=3&t=26129

Cogswell 01-23-2013 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clayburn (Post 20540904)
Does anyone know if the dirt route over the mountain is passable?

N.C. 81 is typically closed (gated) during winter months. F.Y.I.:deal


Mike

STUFF2C 01-23-2013 09:11 AM

Joe Brown Highway goes into Murphy NC off 68 south of Tellico Plains. Easy ride for a steet bike too.

http://www.tennesseeoverhill.com/unicoitrail/trailguide.asp

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=21695217748700129046 1.000484c14fea4d13b845c


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