Big "D" area Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by PSYCLOPS, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. RidewithAB

    RidewithAB Just Ride!

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    I didn't fare that well on the K-Trail. It was a muddy muck, or should I say muck, muck, muck...

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    Here is the other side...

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  2. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    ^ That looks slicker than snot.
  3. Shakey23

    Shakey23 Been here awhile

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    That looks like a fun and tough day.
  4. DepthFinder

    DepthFinder Portly Adventurer

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    Where is radio tower? I only remember fire tower just before the road (Indian hwy?) to Talahina.

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  5. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    We went up Indian Highway from Hwy 144 and picked up the trail there. The waypoint in the center of the map below is the fire tower, radio/weather tower is about one mile west of that. It looked fairly new, cleared and leveled around it. The only place we could have pitched tents in that forest.

    The trail was a lot different than I remember from our 2010 trip. The radio tower was not there then and the trees are now sticking out in the trail a good part of the way. And I don't remember as many rocks. And rocks. And rocks. :muutt

    Looks like abambach hit it during the rainy season. We had plenty of big mud holes but no slick-as-snot clay in between them.

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  6. DepthFinder

    DepthFinder Portly Adventurer

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    So many rocks lol.

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  7. wrussell61

    wrussell61 Card Carrying Cult Member

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    Is a hint required for the last tag or is it just too hot/humid to ride?
  8. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    A hint would be nice
  9. wrussell61

    wrussell61 Card Carrying Cult Member

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    Okee dokee -- This tag is located off the northbound service road of a major freeway. Oddly enough, one of two freeways in Dallas named after the same guy. A guy that happened to be the Mayor of Dallas when I was born way back in nineteen hundred and sixty one.

    That same year, the Chrysler corporation decided to terminate one of it's auto brands. The town directly across the freeway from this shares the same name as that auto brand.

    It is north of a cross-street with a name very similar to a candy that is somewhat famous for Triboluminescence.

    If that isn't enough - a bonus hint -- You can see this mural in Google Earth but not in Google Streetview. That may, or may not, interfere with your googlin'.

    Now go out there and grab it.
  10. Sabre170

    Sabre170 Long timer

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    Good clues!
  11. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Fun set of clues to follow.

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  12. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Plenty of graffiti type murals on this block. Including one that is among Dallas' 10 Best (according to one observer). It's a block from this one but it's behind a fence.

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  13. wrussell61

    wrussell61 Card Carrying Cult Member

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    @Aanarchy - I think you saw that in your rearview mirror... Most folks will never see it unless they live around there and pass that building a lot or do some walking in that neighborhood. I know I had passed it about a hundred times probably before I ever saw it.
  14. Aanarchy

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    Ratz! I thought it would take a while (and some Google street view scrolling) before it was found. Interesting neighborhood. Gargoyles and murals all over.

    My head was on a swivel looking for another one. I had to circle back to grab this one. I like the strategically place "bush". :lol3
  15. wrussell61

    wrussell61 Card Carrying Cult Member

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    Grab!


    I had the small advantage of driving past this thing about 3 times a week for a few months when I had a project running at the AT&T office on Bryan Street... New tag tomorrow (if I can get on my scooter).
  16. Sabre170

    Sabre170 Long timer

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    Where was it?
  17. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    South Haskell just south of Eastside Ave.
  18. wrussell61

    wrussell61 Card Carrying Cult Member

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    New Tag!

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    Clues to follow. Word of advice though - if you park like me, be careful. The pavement slopes into the gutter there a lot more than it first appeared. Don’t ask me how I know...

    The locals were entertained though by my flailing save.
  19. wrussell61

    wrussell61 Card Carrying Cult Member

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    Clue number one - This church is the oldest one in this town. I think if you find the town, you will be able to find the church pretty easily. It was built in 1876 and in continuous usage up through the early 1980s.

    Not that it will help you find it, but I got married in this building back in July of 1980. If you are driving an un-airconditioned Jeep CJ-5, I don't recommend using it to travel to your honeymoon destination during the peak of the hottest summer on record for Texas. That was not a smart move on my part. I was 18 though and didn't have good sense. At least that is my excuse.

    Additional clues to follow. If you want to keep it somewhat challenging, don't read the next post from me.
  20. wrussell61

    wrussell61 Card Carrying Cult Member

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    Clue number two - for a pretty small town (just over 15,000 folks), this city has a pretty diverse group of distinguished people that call it their hometown. One of those folks holds the patent for the invention of DRAM. That invention helped fuel the personal computer revolution. Without low cost main memory, we might all still be using typewriters and adding machines.