Asheville-WNC Adventure Rider

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by NCbub, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Does anyone have a suggestion on where I can park a small SUV and trailer after the RA rally? Should be about a week, returning (7/1).
  2. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    We have plenty of parking and you are welcome to leave at our place.

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  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for the offer:clap

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  4. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Kenny, keep a close eye on this guy... :lol3
  5. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    Thanks for the warning AT... Do I need to hide the likker and loose womernz?
  6. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Well... He is a friend of mine. Whaddyathink? :D
  7. 400psi

    400psi Cropdusting

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    Dave and I rode out to Hurricane yesterday. The FS has really done a number on it! While Hurricane needed some work on it to reroute water, close the mudbog etc, it did not need to have the grade work done to it that has occured. It has been significantly graded, is extremely soft, and has the center section rerouted so it doesnt cross the creeks to often. The trail now comes out above the bus (which is no longer there). There are no silt fences, significant drainage areas, rip rap, or anything to slow overflow down or to keep any silt out of the creek and it will be very loose and soft for quite sometime.
    I understand that improvements may have needed to occur to the trail to make it easier for FS access or other needs but I also understand that this type of work would never have been allowed if it were a private contractor
    Its a shame.
    On the other hand it was a gorgeous day for a ride!
  8. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    :huh no that sucks.


    But... is there still a way to get on the old "unmaintained" part???
  9. 35xj

    35xj Long timer

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    nope:cry

    it looks as though the long term plan is to remove all the old structure from the trail, allow it to degrade to a nasty muddy, creek silting mess, and then claim it unmaintainable. thus closing it.

    cocksuckers!
  10. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Hey WNC folks - I posted this over in HARDCORE but maybe you could help me too?

    I'm looking at the maps just west-ish of Hot Springs -

    Does Upper Shut-in Road go anywhere?
    Does it connect with Wolf Creek road and then over to Round Mtn campground?

    Also - if you go SW out of Hot Springs on 209, then in "Bluff" you take a right on Gorenflo and take a left on Bluff Mtn road - does that go anywhere? Does it connect with Upper Shut-in Or??

    Thanks doods . .

    And regarding the post above ^ ^ ^ ^ Hurricane Creek....I'll be thru there in about a week. Sure hat to see if they goofed it up :cry
  11. Aarrff

    Aarrff Gravel Grinder

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    ehhh...they'll probly cover it with rail road ballast and send in the loggers....after that, some gates, etc.....hope not!!!
  12. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    What I heard was to repair it to FS standards.................or close it.
    I have also heard that some of the private property owners have anted up on some of the work.......I think if it just stays open we are ahead........:ear
  13. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

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    That was my first thought, too.
  14. lgajohnymac

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    It was said that the middle was rerouted, does that mean the rocky section is no longer part of the trail? Hmmn. I may have to go see this myself. Anyone up for a sat ride, we could meet ktm mike's group at 930-1030 at luck?
  15. 400psi

    400psi Cropdusting

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    The re-routed section is, as you're heading down, just past the mud bog area where the trail crossed the creek. This doesnt occur anymore. Instead it now continues on the same side of the creek and comes out beside the old bus location, which is no longer there. It eliminates two creek crossings and a small section of old trail.
    I'm out for this weekend as I family in town.
  16. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Lurking on your Hurricane conversation from Mid-TN.

    I'll be there on the 4th or 5th and will be glad to post some pics if someone doesn't beat me to it.
  17. Mossy_Crk

    Mossy_Crk Fallen over

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    Technically, yes it does. However, the last time I was there (a couple of months ago) there were closed gates at the top of Upper Shut In and on the other end when Upper Shut In connects with WC. It's a shame since it makes a nice way to get from Hot Springs back toward points west, but what can you do?
  18. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    ^^^^^^^^ OK - thanks for the reply
  19. lgajohnymac

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    Anyone in for the ride out of lester on sat?
  20. lgajohnymac

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