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Old 03-26-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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Highlands NC BBQ, Lake Jocassee, Horsepasture SC

So blackbirdzach gets this neat idea to meet in Highlands, NC for Sunday BBQ lunch.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214404


Sunday morning, leaving out about 0800.






knybanjo (Kevin) and I met at 8:30AM in Saluda NC to begin the ride. We met at Green River BBQ, the undisputed KING of BBQ joints in western NC.



From Saluda, down through the Greenville watershed to SC Hwy 11, and a brief stop at this little waterfall:




Stopping at an overlook at Lake Jocassee:



Hwy 11 to 130, to 107, to Bull Pen Road to Highlands. For the most part, nice twisty pavement and dirt roads.

I forgot to take obligatory pics of the lunch, but from all indications, everyone was very pleased.

After lunch, banjo and I headed back the way we came towards the Horsepasture area of SC, near Lake Jocassee.

Along the way, we stopped at this cool little post office in Grimshawes, NC.





Sign reads, "Smallest U.S. Post Office occupied this building 1903 to 1953."













A stop at Jumping Off Rock above Lake Jocassee.






I wish I had some pics of the great trails around Horsepasture, but you probably couldn't see anything for the dust. One trail (with NICE berms and whoops and such) leads down to this boat landing on Jocassee. For the life of me, I don't know how you'd tow anything much more than a small jonboat down that road.....



Kevin says, "whew, it sure is hot but it's ok cause I'm standing in this cool mountain lake."




A great Sunday ride! Nice to meet all the ADV'ers for lunch in Highlands and a great day riding with knybanjo.

EDIT: Hey banjo, I forgot to tell you this, but I almost got taken out by a wild turkey on Pinnacle Mtn. Road. You flushed him up and when I came by, he flew right over me at helmet level!!! Yikes!
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