Cataloochee 03/25/06

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    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    so after the run at Mortimer / Sally Maple we headed over to look for a single track we saw off Max Patch Road last year

    Dingledork

    he's happy

    going ridin

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    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    so we try going up Wileys Creek

    the white stuff got real deep real fast

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    but it was purty

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    threw on the flash so I could see the flakes better
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    Dingledork FINALLY decided to put on his rainsuit

    a good dry spot

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    I was already dressed for it

    love those HT Oberpants & my Kili :thumb

    but my 3 year old Oxtar Matrix boots finally let me down :cry

    the sole started peeling loose on the left toe, I felt water :eek1

    but some BLACK duct tape and I was good to go again

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    so we went up Max Patch Road and found the same conditions

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    no waterfalls today, today it was WINTER SCENES
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    we decided to go check out Cataloochee

    White Oak Road

    I think this should be Dingledork's avatar (if he ever ever posts anything that is :lol3 )

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    Oh My doG!!!

    he's got a can holder on that Suzuki!!!!

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    earthlings ... what can ya do??

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    closer

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    cove creek road

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    well the road goes up to about 3500 ft

    it started snowing like crazy (sorry no pics) it would have been a great video ..

    2 track thru evergreen trees
    heavy snow (could hardly see each other)
    dark

    really cool stuff (for us easterners anyway)

    so Cataloochee has a paved road, but you have to run gravel to get to it

    we got to the observation hill and couldn't see shit

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    snow gnomes left y'all a message on top

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    my stuff was dry and secure in Mr Ortleib's bag

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