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Old 12-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Need help with Little Snowbird - Beaver Creek connector

I'm going to try here before I post to the Southeast Regional Forum...

I'm doing a solo trip to the NC-TN area in the spring and have a 300 mile adventure loop planned out:



Most of it is on established roads, but there's one bit of bushwacking that's giving me a problem. My version of MapSource does not connect Little Snowbird and Beaver Creek Roads through Porterfield Gap. I can clearly see everything east of the Gap on Google Earth:



but eveything west of the Gap towards Little Snowbird is a mess.



Everything I've read says the road is easy to follow going east to west, but I'm going in the other direction. Does anyone have a track from Little Snowbird to Porterfield Gap or at least a waypoint for the turn up Porterfield Gap Road?

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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See if the attached track section will help.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:45 AM   #3
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See if the attached track section will help.
That's perfect. Thanks, you rock!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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My City Nav 2013.1 map had a big void thru there as well. What I attached above was a tracklog section from a ride.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:40 AM   #5
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My City Nav 2013.1 map had a big void thru there as well. What I attached above was a tracklog section from a ride.
Interesting. I checked my version of Roads & Rec, and it shows a void through there.

Is this a "little bike only" kind of trail?
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:19 AM   #6
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Interesting. I checked my version of Roads & Rec, and it shows a void through there.

Is this a "little bike only" kind of trail?
I rode it on a Scream'n Beaver ride a few years ago. All I remember from that section was a regular forest road with large gravel on it.
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Porterfield Gap

The road from Little Snowbird to Beaver Creek was improved a couple of years ago. I rode through this NOV and it was big bike friendly. Here is a picture I took there:



I have not seen a map (except Google Earth)\ that shows how these 2 roads connect.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:05 PM   #8
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Have you had a chance to post to the SE? A link would be
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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I've been riding this since I bought my KLR in '06..

NOW, EVERYONE will know about it.

Ha.....Oh well...

I'll ride it every time I'm within a half days ride,,,just a FANTASTIC road.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #10
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I've been riding this since I bought my KLR in '06..

NOW, EVERYONE will know about it.

Ha.....Oh well...

I'll ride it every time I'm within a half days ride,,,just a FANTASTIC road.
So who are you calling an , whoever improved the road, andy29847, yourself, or me? I guess you were trying to keep its location a secret with the following :

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From 129/74/19 in Andrews, turn onto Beaver Creek road...Ride this road to the dead-end, then turn around, turn into the driveway of the first house on the left, go between the house and wood-shed/barn. or whatever you'd call it.

This road isn't on Google maps, but I PROMISE this road connects to Little Snowbird...I've had this argument a few times.

This IS the FINEST dirtroad I have EVER ridden....FANTASTIC !!!!!!

This road has a name, but I damn sure can't remember it......sorry.

If you're coming from Little Snowbird you have to turn left across the bridge into someones driveway, or so it seems....then follow it around.

You'll ride through a narrow gap in the mountain, JUST wide enough for a truck, very rocky....if you find this then you're on the right road.

The road has one sign notating it's name, and it's just prior to the narrow gap....I've looked and looked on-line and have NEVER found this road named, or even lined out as a road on any map source.

This IS NOT an easy road to find. Maybe this helps...It's worth the search...I PROMISE.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:07 PM   #11
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This pic is at the intersection of Little Snowbird and Porterfield Gap.



We came over the gap from Andrews. Ride to the end of Beaver Creek Rd, turn right on woods road (unmarked), ride down the switchbacks to the point in the picture. it is almost stupid proof.
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