'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by knybanjo, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Nice day for a picnic.

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  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    looks like Craggy Gardens?
  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Yep...didya see that the gate is still closed heading down your way? Has it been closed all Spring?
  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    it was closed a couple of weeks ago... not sure why. :dunno
  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Dropped down on NC80 after climbing up 151. :ricky

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  8. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Turkeys in the Straw? [​IMG]

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    kennyanc hosted a great bbq last night, took the 4 lane up yesterday and the scenic route home today. :D

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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Huh...might be storm damage? There were a lot of trees down on Curtis Creek last week that looked to have been recently cleared.
  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    the other/north side of Curtis Creek was closed too: storm-damage
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    Aarrff Gravel Grinder

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    Good stuff as usual and good to see you again!!!
  12. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Curtis Creek... why does that sound familiar? :hmmmmm
  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :wave I had a great time at Kenny's! Great people, great food, great weather too!

    I think there's more than one but this one runs between Old Fort and the BRP.
    http://goo.gl/maps/rVPuM

    The 'other side' isn't even listed in google maps anymore...see link above. :huh
  14. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Actually it is... but not on the correct spot :lol3
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    Actually the road that they show closer to Mt Mitchell is there and connects to the one that once went straight across. :dunno
  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    I always thought that is the road.... is there another one?

    EDIT: nevermind - look here: nat geo map

    but iirc the south toe is gated - is it?
  17. knybanjo

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    :nod Yep...there's two gravel roads that go down to the Toe River/Black Mtn campground from the BRP but they joined together in the middle.

    Here's a government forest service map from a few years ago. 482 is Curtis Creek and the blue line is the BRP.

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  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Ooops you got your edit in while I was looking up that map. :lol3

    It may be gated now...but it's been open in the past as I've ridden them from both directions. :dunno
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    Cuttle me? what?

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    guess I have a reason to ride :lol3
  20. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    more great photo's :clap whats the mileage on your trusty steed now ?