BYOB 2013 the AAA Tour June 20th-30th

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  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    HB said that we have stayed at Yokums :huh
    But I keep saying it was another place.....
  2. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    Was it against Seneca rock?
    It was Yokums
  3. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    He siad yes I say No..
    It's a he said she said...

    I remember along the river and almost getting stuck in sand gravel mix..

    I do remember an indoor pool along the road...But didn't get in it ..

    Oh hell if we can make it will know then :D
  4. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Nice location, I didn't think much of the brown water that came out of the faucets.
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    ecubed LFC Cat

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    I have now just scheduled more riding days than work days in 2013.....oh, wait,,,,,I'm unemploy(ed)-able.
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    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    Does that mean we're not going to steal... I mean watch your stuff while you're off working?
  7. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    George
  10. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    George
  11. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Three trips are scheduled daily: 10 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM.

    The ride takes 1½ hours to complete, including two rest stops for the horses on the way up
    and a stop on top for the riders to scramble on the rocks or
    walk out onto the U.S. Forest Service's viewing platform.

    The cost to ride is $35 per person.
    The reservation may be canceled within 48 hours at no charge.
    If rain occurs before the ride is scheduled to begin,
    riders have a choice of going on the ride or rescheduling.

    http://www.yokums-stables.com/index.htm

    Owners of Yokum's

    Cabins
    http://www.yokum.com/cabins.htm
    with hot tubs

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    George
  12. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    http://goo.gl/maps/7dMfh

    http://www.boyerstation.com/Motel/

    38 miles south of Seneca Rocks.

    BYOB III was there in 2005.
    http://bmwrider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVrider-Events/BYOB-III/582999_MtF9Z6#!i=24419203&k=rjwBszx


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    Quoted from
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68262


    George

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUser..._Vacationland-Seneca_Rocks_West_Virginia.html
  13. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    What'd he say?
  14. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    In for the rocks!:ricky:clap:freaky
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    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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  16. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    George,

    Your research/groundwork and postings are real service to these threads. I'm sure I speak for many in thanking you.

    We're not worthy.........................

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  17. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Seeing the Hack line ..
    Reminds me of our days of being Wranglers at a Dude ranch in Milford...
    Did that for 2 years... We rode to work, worked from 6am - 6 pm for $ 4.50 an hour...LOL and we used our own horses all day :huh

    I knew the names of ALL 80 head of horses at the Malibu Ranch...
    Had to...

    HB Was the lead.. It rode Drag But I had to run up and down the line keeping an eye on everyone..
    Drag was really the harder of the 2 .... I had to talk to every horse up and down the line.. Not the people .:lol3

    And some time I got to take out a hourly ride where it was just 2 people and I could take them on a 2 hour ride ..
  18. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    As it should be. :ricky
  19. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    It appears that Yokum's Campground (teepees, cabins, tenting) is located at #1.
    Seneca Shadows Campground is located at #2.

    I have been to Seneca Rocks but not to Yokum's.
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    It appears that Yokum's has rooms above the store located at the corner (3 in blue) next to
    Harper's Old Country Store. Seneca Shadow Campground may have a back entrance foot path from the intersection.
    Yokum's Motel, indoor pool and restaurant are up the road one mile north of Seneca Rocks.
    See later post.
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    Seneca Shadows Campground LINK
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    From http://www.senecarocks.com/around-seneca/camping-lodging/
    I quote:
    Camping & Lodging

    There are two commercial campgrounds in Seneca Rocks.While primitive
    camping is allowed in the surrounding Monongahela National Forrest outside
    the Spruce Knob/Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, camping is not
    allowed anywhere on the rocks side of the North Fork River.


    Seneca Shadows -LINK this is the federally owned campground located on the hill overlooking the town of Seneca Rocks. It has all the amenities in addition to a spectacular view of the rocks. The entrance is located about a mile south of Seneca Rocks on Rt. 33/28. They offer walk-in campsites, single/double vehicle drive in sites w/wo electrical hookups, and drive in-group sites (with hookups). Shower and bathroom facilities are provided on site. Reservations are recommended for holiday weekends. For reservations call 1-877-444-6777.


    Princess Snowbird Campground - This is a drive in camping area directly across the road from the rocks. Cabins are also available along with bathrooms and shower facilities. For reservations call 304-567-2351.


    Yokum&#8217;s Vacationland Campground - This campground is located about a half mile north of Seneca Rocks on Rt. 28/55. Showers and pavilions are available. To make reservations call 800-772-8342 or visit yokum.com

    Appalachian Cabins and Motel
    &#8211; Located 3 miles north of Seneca on rte. 28/55. While not in the middle of downtown Seneca Rocks this is a convenient location that is well kept and competitively priced. For reservations call 304-567-7070.


    Harman's North Fork Cabins - Located 5 miles north of Seneca, Harman's North Fork Cabins offers cabins away from the road. These cabins sit on a mile of privately managed, catch and release trout stream. wvlogcabins.com


    Yokum&#8217;s Motel - located in the heart of downtown Seneca Rocks and the newest of all the rooms in the areas. Call 304 567-2626 or 800-772-8342 and specify that you want to stay above the store. You'll also want to specify smoking or non-smoking. Visit yokum.com


    Yokum&#8217;s Motel/Cabins - located about half a mile north of Seneca Rocks on Rt. 28/55. Call 800-772-8342 for reservations or visit yokum.com

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    The intersection of Rt 28/Rt 33/Rt 55 is familiar to me.

    But where is the
    Princess Snowbird Campground ?
    A search on the phone number 304-567-2351 makes me conclude that it is
    another name for Yokum's.
    From:
    http://wvweb.com/yokums/
    Quote at bottom of the page:
    "Princess Snowbird
    Come visit our Princess Snowbird Campground nestled along the Seneca
    Creek. Stay in a Tipi in our Indian Village. Facing the magestic view of the
    Seneca Rocks, the legend tells us that Princess Snowbird climbed to the
    top and the brave who followed her there became the chief of her tribe.

    Enjoy history along with a modern pavilion, charcoal grills for cooking and an
    open pit for campfires. Rustic camping as the Indians once enjoyed in our
    area. We can handle families or large groups.

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    George
  20. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Directions per Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/jBvh1

    Some more pics:
    This sign is on Route28/55 one mile north of Seneca Rocks across the road from motel,
    indoor pool and restaurant
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    Yokum's Vacation Land consists of:
    Store and "motel" ( number of rooms ?) in one building.
    Inside the store is a small area with a few booths where food is served (called Restaurant LINK).
    Princess Snowbird Campground (cabins and teepees) across the road/river from the store.
    Yokum's Stables
    Yokum's Motel, Indoor Pool and Restaurant one mile north of Seneca Rocks

    George