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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by daGeeeze, Jun 27, 2009.
Hummm 270 miles away wife gone for a few days Hummmm
I dunno, can you handle riding in hills and cool shade? You flatlanders forget what it's like in the mountains ya know.
This looks like an awesome tag. I'll have to look it up myself and see where it is. I'm hindered because my Zumo went belly up chasing the E-TN tag and I'm severely map impaired.
You don't need the GPS to find this one. It's more challenging to study the map at home and then go find it using only your foggy memory as a guide. The tag is much more satisfying when you finally do find it. At least that's what I tell myself cuz I can't afford a GPS.
Well I ran out to get this tag and guess what I found.
I think that this is the right location?
If not I now know that I need to tweak my new chain a little and I got the flat spots off of my tires from my trip to Oklahoma. .
If ye say that I gots it new tag will follow.
Oh yea if I dont get it and there is someone thinking about going and I am in the right spot then U might want to know about this.
Here it is U should be able to find it w/o any clues.
I was going to take down to Ga or somewhere like that but I had a harmonic noise coming from my bike on decel so I got back home and want to check it out b-4 I take it to work tonite. Good luck and I hope this thing moves around more than it has.
Thanks Ridge-Runner for saving me a trip. I was going to head out to claim that one when I saw your post. I can't say if that is the right place or not but that's where I was heading. The new tag is far enough away that I can put chasing tags out of my mind and go to work like I'm supposed to.
Well that get is certainly where I would have headed. We'll wait for kennyanc to say if you were headed to the right place I guess.
One thing us GPSers like about your new tag is the address shows up when you find the right web page. Sorry to hear about your harmonic. I haven't had a bike with a chain for quite a while. New chain and sprockets for ya though? Too bad it stopped you sticking that down into GA for its first trip beyond TN and NC.
Using park sites for tags does carry the risk of closures at night. Sites closing at 5pm though? Those would exclude people with "normal" jobs.
My pic was taken from just off the public road. No gates involved or I would have said so. You were close though. My pic could be taken anytime of day. The house might not show up in the pic but the fence and wagon would.
so - did he got it right or not????
Sadly for RR I'd say NO. If the pic is in a place it can be gotten any hour then that wasn't the place to get it. That might have been one path to get to it but there are others then.
How many folks were on their way to that other site already?
Going riding soon?
Come on RR, GE street view has better pic than that...
RR said he was transitioning over to night shift and thus should be sleeping now. I suspect he'll agree that he missed it when he sees this.
I learned a lot and got taken down numerous tangents searching for this one. Some fun reading to the point I kept forgetting I was searching for a tag. Same thing happened to me with the NC tag at Avery's Ferry.
Oh and on this tag while I did find what it was and some info about where I didn't actually get a solid location for it. If I didn't hate driving in Asheville so much I'd be tempted to go ride that area just to look. Oh and hit REI again.
Way to Go!!!!!!
Good thing my chain was a little tweaked. B/c it would have sucked to ride where I was going for nothing. Oh wait it would not have been for nothing it would have been a good ride anyway . Nice snag phreak. What road did U take to get there?
Good job phreak!!
sorry it took so long to get back on here
the battery in the laptop needs replacing and barely let me upload the pic and post the tag on here ... sitting in the shade of a bush behind the Holiday Inn Express in Brevard
the cabin is right off US276 in the Cradle of Forestry, there's a gravel pull off where Kenny & I parked, no gates, no hassles
I was in the parking lot of the BiLo(?) on the cell with phreakwife and saw a silver VFR or something like that go thru the US 64 / US276 intersection, rider was in a silver & black jacket
just as I finished the call, I saw him come back and sitting in the left turn lane for US276 West into Pisgah Forest ... but I beat him to the road
as I was taking the pic, he cruised by ... but didn't stop
so I hauled a$$ for town, and got lucky with the wireless @ the HIE ... no password needed
then I gassed up (my low fool lite was on the whole run up 276 and back) and as I was turning to go south on 276 over Ceasar's Head to Greenville, (where the replacement clutch cable for the one that almost stranded me in NH was supposed to be waiting ... details on the failed cable on the Nude Hampster Trip here) ... he went by heading towards Hendersonville.
he's gotta be one of us, he was looking for the tag I'm sure ... so 'fess up
who it was, eh??
now on the Ranger's Dwelling or the Hiram King House
Since 1882 this old home has offered shelter in a landscape that changed
from field to forest.
Children played on the porch with homemade dolls and button spinners, women snapped beans, and men gazed with pride across herds of cattle to the forested slopes beyond.
Hiram King, a community leader, built this two-story home, large by local standards. A carpenter by trade, he owned a sawmill and kept a number of beehives.
King sold his home and property to Vanderbilt in 1895. Dr. Schenck used the King House as a forestry employees residence. Ranger Jimmy Case and his family were the first to live here. They farmed, cooked, and raised children, just as they would have on a place of their own.
In 1904 Ranger Case had two daughters old enough for marriage. One day, at the same time, two suitors came to ask Mr. Case for his daughters hands in marriage. Mr. Case sent the girls upstairs, because this is mens business.
Finding a knothole in the floor, the girls listened to the conversation below in the kitchen. Ranger Case agreed to give away his two daughters, and the family held a double wedding on the front porch.
In 1954 the two couples returned to the same porch for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration.
Later residents of the King House included ranger George Gillespie, his family, and Biltmore Forest School students, who boarded upstairs. Mrs. Gillespie cooked twice a day in the kitchen for herself, her husband and children, and eight forestry students.
Behind the house, King planted a fine garden that later became a
seedling nursery for school projects.
Each student tended a bed containing small trees, such as oak, maple,
and cherry. Just as Biltmore Forest School students lived in the house
and cared for the land around it, Forest Service rangers used the
King House as a residence and guard station until the 1960's."
OK now I'm tempted to move the tag to far away northern locales, but do we know if anyone there will take it and run with it?
If you move it up there just make sure to poke the Northeast list that it's up there. If it sits too long someone will have to just jump up there and snag it. Somehow I suspect someone will get it though. Even dropping a note in the basement could work.
I decided to not move it too far away, but into an as yet untagged state for this game, virginal territory if you will
this is a file pic from last year ... note the TDM850 instead of the Tiger, also my buddy's Futura
there's a yacht club involved :huh
gas & draft beer were mixed together here like nowhere else in this state
you need a plumb eye & a _______ hand to make it here
it's close to a place named in a quote from 101 dalmations ... having to do with eating a elephant
good luck and good hunting
I miss the days I had free time.