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Old 11-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #21181
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Tag 1018

This one is a bit further West from the previous tag. The people who live on this road seem to never have enough. Should be plenty of clues in the photos to find it. You can stay on 100% pavement or you can ride a little fast gravel to get to it.




You will see this nearby.



Here's a Closeup of the sign so you can read it. Now go get it!

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:17 PM   #21182
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I resemble that remark!

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #21183
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:52 PM   #21184
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Nice job guys. Going to be cold this weekend.

Where is it going next.

Also guys the Eastern ADV dinner is going to be Sunday at 2pm. Mac's Speed Shop in Fayetteville. Check out the dinner thread for details.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #21185
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Hint: This spot is almost directly above "the tunnel" in the largest city in WNC. The bridge belongs to a woman named Helen who hung herself from it many years ago after the death of her daughter. It's supposedly haunted and many who have been there have experinced car trouble among other creepiness, I didn't shut my bike off, didn't want to chance it. In my own creepy, no bs moment, my dash lights died while walking back to my bike after taking this photo....my bike is a 2012! If your bike does die, it's a very short walk back down the hill to the Greyhound bus station.



First off, this isn't really where I intended to drop this. Joe I made a meal out of your grab, left the house about 10:15 grabbed the tag with no real solid plan of where I wanted to drop the new one. My intention was Mt Mitchell but heading back home I'd always wanted to ride Hwy 28 so I cut across and ended up in Franklin. Then I thought heck I might as well run up to Highlands. Got hit on main street there by a stupid holiday shopper trying to back up to do a quick grab of a parking spot she had passed with little concern of what was behind her. Luckily her bumper just center punched my front tire and I was able to keep it upright. Appologies accepted I headed in Cashiers then into Brevard. By this time it was getting late in the day so I dashed up Parkway Road and up FS#140 to drop the tag. But remembered Parkway road is the opposite end of Lake Logan where I'd dropped the last tag so I decided that was no good. Then I thought of a spot, not what I'd call scenic but hopefully fun none the less and barely got it in before sundown.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:35 PM   #21186
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Tag # 1019

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That's a really awesome scene, headlight and all! I got a real good idea about your whole day just from that one pic. Thank You!
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:46 PM   #21187
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Great day for riding. Thanks for a great place to ride to. Found it easily. FS97H sign on FS97 off of Hwy 215 AKA Lake Logan Rd at sunburst Rec. Area. I continued up 215 after having to head back to Bethel for some needed petro. I hit reserve while riding to the end of FS97. It is a very nice road though there were many hunters out there and I heard lots of shots being taken. Made me wish I was wearing blaze orange. I spotted a wildlife rescource officer so no day off for him.

I took 215 past the parkway and headed back towards Sylva on Charleys Creek Rd past Balsam Lake and Lodge (still no water in the lake). I then took 281 to 107 through WCU and then back home in time to clean up for Turkey. All in all about 125 mile pleasure trip. Just what the Dr. ordered. I'll try to post up the new tag soon. I just need to get my clues straight.


I think that gate just beyond the low water crossing is only open in the deer hunting season or am I thinking about the wrong one? The one I am thinking about is right behind the Sunburst camp ground..... Usually this road will be gated off about 6-7 miles out even when the deer season is open...good mountain biking loops off to the right of this road ranging from 8 to 14 mile loops the lower of which comes down McClure Creek. There used to be a town there during the logging operation by Sunburst Lumber Company and I have seen a 360 degree photo of the town. My great uncles worked on the railroad then.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:00 PM   #21188
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You are correct Aarrff. This is the road directly behind Sunburst and I believe I did read on the web that this gate is only open during hunting season which explains all the hunters I saw as I cruised up. I did run into a locked gate as I was just topping the ridge. I did see pretty obvious signs of two wheel ride around activity at that gate but maybe those were mtn bike riders.

I'm glad you had a good day's ride Doogiepooch though I am sorry you had that run in. Sounds like you got off lucky without any serious damage. I would really like to go after that tag but I think I'm going to be too busy this coming week as our Swain Maroon Devils will be heading to Raleigh to play in the State 1AA Championship game for the 2nd year in a row. We just pulled off a 28 to 21 win agains a very, very talented Monroe Redhawk team. We were behind 21 - 0 halfway through the 2nd quarter. Was a really exciting game.

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I think that gate just beyond the low water crossing is only open in the deer hunting season or am I thinking about the wrong one? The one I am thinking about is right behind the Sunburst camp ground..... Usually this road will be gated off about 6-7 miles out even when the deer season is open...good mountain biking loops off to the right of this road ranging from 8 to 14 mile loops the lower of which comes down McClure Creek. There used to be a town there during the logging operation by Sunburst Lumber Company and I have seen a 360 degree photo of the town. My great uncles worked on the railroad then.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:17 AM   #21189
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north american tag

ok riding man. I got the north american tag posted in your back yard and you got all weekend to grab it. You better hurry though, I'm sure it wont be there long.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #21190
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If this tag is still around this weekend then I may have to go drag it back to my new home that's east of I-77. I suppose I should change my location now...
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #21191
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If this tag is still around this weekend then I may have to go drag it back to my new home that's east of I-77. I suppose I should change my location now...
East of I-77!? What drew you out of the mountains and into civilization? Indoor plumbing? Electricity?

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #21192
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If this tag is still around this weekend then I may have to go drag it back to my new home that's east of I-77. I suppose I should change my location now...
Now that's motivation for me to sneak away and grab it so I can hide it somewhere far out West.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #21193
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If this tag is still around this weekend then I may have to go drag it back to my new home that's east of I-77. I suppose I should change my location now...

I guess the move went OK for you Jesse?
Hope you settle in to your new pad.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #21194
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Off topic, but ............ooooooooooooooooooooo, do I want this???


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Old 11-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #21195
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I guess the move went OK for you Jesse?
Hope you settle in to your new pad.
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Yes, it went well. Just a few days after I got my bike up here my car had a little rod bearing failure on I-77. ghead: Now I'm two wheeling it every where for now. :cool:
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