'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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    Hillbilly art. :norton

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  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Doubled back along Green River :ricky

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    ...and even found some two-track behind Saluda. :D

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    Ate a big 'ol sammich at Green River BBQ :dg too hungry to get a pic. Then dropped down the staircase to the Lower Green River Cove to find a co-worker splitting wood at another co-workers camp...

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    They're having a big 'ol party and BBQ up there right now....and I had to come back here to work. :cry
  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    thanks for checking out the area!
  4. Grizzlyman

    Grizzlyman Been here awhile

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    Love the photos!
  5. pachap

    pachap CANNOT RIDE

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    I know this post is a bit old, but I saw that pic of the road and recognized it, and just had to comment. I was camping near Lake Jocassee in the fall of 2008 and had only been riding for a few months. I am a flatlander, so riding the twisties in the mountains was a new thing to me. I came up on that switchback and thought to myself "I guess I am about to find out if I can really ride this thing." I was riding north bound towards Brevard. When I got there I turned around and rode right back over the mountains because it was so much fun. It really reinforced why I had bought a motorcycle in the first place. I try to make it back there every summer, but may not make it back this year :cry.
  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :wave Thanks all! :bow
  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I've known of Elk River Falls for some time but had never been there before yesterday.

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    It appeared to be a popular place.....

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    Looked like a good place to take a swim....but didn't see any takers.

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  8. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I don't imagine one would want to stay in that water too long before you'd want to go back to sunning on the rocks!

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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    It has come to my attention that there's a bunch of roads in this that I have yet to explore! :ricky

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    I even took the time to check out a few dead ends....had I not, y'all may have never gotten to seen this awesome truck! :lol3

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  10. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Another first timer! :ricky

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    It went right past this well maintained cemetery miles away from the nearest house or church.

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    ....then things became a bit more interesting heading down the mtn. :evil


    ..at first it was just a little less gravel....

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    ...then it got steeper (than it looks) rutted and littered with debris.

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  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    It wouldn't be much of a challenge on a thumper but I'm not sure if I'd want to try and climb it with the touring Strom....not when wet anyway. :patch

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    Back in civilization. :norton

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    :deal Proof that I really was riding! :lol3

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  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    The gardens of East Tennessee are looking nice and green. :nod

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    Climbing back up the mountain on another new to me road! :clap

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  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I feel sorry for the folks that 'have to' turn around when the pavement ends. :D

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    Not a bad road for that Sunday drive. :wink:

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    ....just try and keep her between the ditches!! :eek1 :rofl

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  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Rode past an open Forest Service gate....hope it wasn't an opportunity lost. :dunno

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    Spied this neat looking little resort near the Appalachian Trail on Dennis Cove.

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    Cabins, store, camping and more. :deal

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  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    looks like a nice area.... I should go up there more often :D


    did you get any drunk at the Wedge pictures by any change?
  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Old habits.....

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    :ricky

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  17. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Yes you should! :nod and No I didn't :nah

    ....no evidence so you're safe! :lol3
  18. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Top of some mountain along the NC/TN border....following pretty close along side the AT through here. :thumb

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  19. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Unaka overlook....maybe? :scratch First time I'd ever ridden across here too.....not sure why I waited so long? :dunno

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  20. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Beauty Spot Gap.

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    That's the Appalachian Trail running right across the top of this bald meadow mtn top @ Beauty Spot.

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    And these are AT hikers that started in Georgia and plan to end up in Pennsylvania! :deal

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