Heading Down to Murphy NC

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by KYwoodsrider, May 8, 2012.

  1. KYwoodsrider

    KYwoodsrider Been here awhile

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    This weekend I rode down to Crawfords Campground in Murphy NC for the Screamen Beaver Dual Sport Ride.
    See the details here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=762198
    I won't bore you supper slab details from central KY to TN so I'll start just outside of Cosby TN
    The weather didn't look that good just outside of the Smokys
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    I made a quick stop at Cosby campground
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    Next Hwy 32. This is a great twisty road with very little traffic

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    TN/NC state line
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    Coming off of Hwy 32. Left goes to Waterville road on I-40. Right goes to Big Creek Campground. Straight goes over the mountians to Waynesville, NC

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    Some pics of Big Creek


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    The trail head to Mt Sterling

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    Heading over the mountians towards Waynesville

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    At the crest
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    Another trail head to Mt Sterling coming in from the east

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    Back down in the valley

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    Next over to the Cherahala Skyway

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    Some more nice views

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    From the Cherahala turn down North River Road

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    The road turns to gravel and heads over the mountians towards Murphy

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    More views
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    Crawfords Campground

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  2. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    your bouncing around my old hood :thumb


    wish i was there
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  3. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    It is a great part of the world for DS riding ... not bad for twisties too!
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  4. SUMORYDR

    SUMORYDR Old school rookie

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    Yeah you can't get much better than this area for great twisties and exciting dual sport action. We are heading back up from Florida ( trailering the bikes of course ) later this month and will be all over up there.

    Can't wait!!!! :wink:
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