Appalachian Tag-O-Rama for those that think vertically.

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by daGeeeze, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    I'm just biding my time for a bit. My map doesn't quite show all the features you mention but I know I can go out there and ride those clues. I'm waiting for just a little bit better weather and then of course the hordes will be loosed from work.

    I've found that road you mentioned with the evergreen scrub and can chase that out some. Google Earth may well become my friend. :D
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  2. Cuttle

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    google map does the trick just fine
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  3. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    Oh sure, make it easy for all those other folks. :lol3

    Since I started this one and have had a play or two with the tag I thought I'd make sure some other folks get to play with it. Wouldn't break my heart to see it head North or South. However I'm also considering combining a chase of this one with the Virginia tag. Pick one up, drop one, keep moving...
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  4. turkeyman101

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  5. silverwolf

    silverwolf Been here awhile

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    Yeah somebody needs to take this thing and throw it to Georgia or Virginia. A good regional tag needs to jump states a good bit to keep everybody interested.
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  6. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    I agree. It seems to have a tendency to end up in NC. :lol3

    If I get it I'm either going for a long ride where I don't have any file tags or I'm gonna use a file tag the opposite direction. It would be fun to get it up into the NorthEast and have to poke those folks.
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  7. turkeyman101

    turkeyman101 Navigationally Impaired

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    Adding the file tags could make this very interesting very quick!!!:D
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  8. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    Well carp. I was gonna snag this one on my way back from grabbing E TN's tag but my Zumo 550 is now posessed by the magic fingers of doom. If I can't use my GPS I'm hopeless with maps. I'll have to wait until I get it fixed.

    :cry
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  9. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    I'm about googled out on this.

    When you say "find my location" I'm guessing you don't mean that you started at Mt. Mitchell but at your home. Mars, NC? I don't find that so I guess next that it's Mars Hill, NC. Somewhat West of there I see a Grapevine Rd that intersects Big Laurel Rd. I can't really work out from there what you did.

    The random building you didn't use that says Cody's Store and Laurel Creek Nursery doesn't seem to gibe with the things I can find on the internet with those names.

    Ich spreche ein bischen Deutsch but don't really see a German looking name on the map either.

    Unless someone else is having a better time with this I think we're gonna need something more to go on.
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  10. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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  11. Cuttle

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    the house is across a Chapel on a Hill next to the Road :deal
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  12. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    :clap Finally!


    As I said: CHAPEL on a HILL (Madison County) :lol3
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  14. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    I started searching using Chapel and Hill and NC. Of course most of what I got was Chapel Hill, NC and Westley, NC for some reason.

    So what is that? Got any history or anything interesting with it? Looking forward to seeing where this goes next.
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  15. kennyanc

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    I hadn't really even looked for this one until last night. I found out I would have some free time this morning and with 20% chance of rain the weather looked good.:baldy I pulled up MS Streets & Trips and found it pretty quick. Only 50 miles from me. :clap

    My plan was to slip up and grab the tag and be in Hot Springs when the library opened up at 10am. Then a nice leisurely ride back home. Spring Creek, over Troublesome Gap, Turkey Creek, Potato Branch, and then over Hookers Gap be back to the house by about lunch time. By the time I got to Weaverville is was misting pretty good. By the time I got to Grapevine it was raining steady. On Big Laurel it was raining pretty dang good, and by the time I got to the tag on Chapel Hill Rd (shown on some maps as Gunter Town Rd.) it was pouring.

    I was sitting on the porch of the tag. That is Chapel Hill Baptist Church across the road from the tag
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    It was raining so hard and my with all the fog and my shield fogging up, I decided to sit on the porch and wait it out. I sat there over and hour and listened to the rain beat down on the tin roof. Everytime I would think it was going to let up you could hear it coming thru the trees.
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    It finally let up enough to run out and grab the tag an then about 15 minutes later I took off.
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    By that time I didn't have time for the ride I had planned and hi-tailed it for home.

    I have some work to do this afternoon but will try to get the next tag up this evening sometime. May have to use a file pic though.
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  16. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    Excellent grab rain and all. I don't usually like to set out in the rain but don't mind getting caught in it once I'm riding and have a good place to put on the rain gear.

    I was on my way to get groceries in my Miata with the top down when those heavy skies finally started spitting on me. I looked up ahead and saw a wall of water coming at me so I whipped off in a driveway and dragged the top up. The power windows on that car are so slow I nearly got soaked waiting for them to go up.


    File tags are just fine. I've started just randomly collecting good file photos for later myself. It can make moving the game around fun too. That said there's absolutely nothing wrong with taking your time and doing another ride to place a tag.


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  17. turkeyman101

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    An absolutely awesome tag and grab:thumb.
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  18. NC-Okie

    NC-Okie Long timer

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    Great Tag report Kennyanc!!!!!
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  19. kennyanc

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    This house was built in 1882 by a local community leader. It became part of one of the largest Estates in the nation in 1895 and was later used as a residence for Forest Rangers. It is located in the National Forest where Forestry began in the US.
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  20. Red F

    Red F Been here awhile

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    I think I know where this is.... Now, when can I get it and where would I take it?.:evil
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