Hurricane Creek Rd

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by svgklingon, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. svgklingon

    svgklingon Adventurer

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    This is a video my dad made of he and I riding Hurricane Creel Rd right off of I-40 on the NC/TN border. It's a bit long at 10 minutes but it has some good footage of Buzzards Roost at the end. An incredible view.

    Full disclosure. We are not dirt bike specialists as you will see. We take it pretty slow and stream crossings are something new.

    Enjoy,

    Hurricane Cr Video
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  2. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    Cool video, thanks for taking the time to put it together and share it.
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  3. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    That is without a doubt the most beautiful riding country I have ever seen. WOW!!
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  4. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    Great stuff. Thanks for the video! What was the elevation there at Buzzards roost?
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  5. svgklingon

    svgklingon Adventurer

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    Hummm... don't know. Not very high. It's in the lower part of the Smokies. I'd say the drop is at least 1000 feet though.
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  6. mystery jig

    mystery jig Van Gogh's Banjo

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    What a view. I puckered-up a bit on that one! :eek1
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  7. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    You got my curiosity going so I had to go and find this place...
    According to the USGS topos, the elevation at the river is 1760'+/-. My best guess as to the elevation where you were at looks to be about 2550'+/-. That ends up being 790 feet of incredible views!:thumb Really cool spot. I can only hope to visit such a place someday. For now, I'll have to make due with the Grand Canyon. :rofl

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    I think the dirt road up by the Buzzard's Roost is too far south though because if you compare it with the aerial, it should be a lot further to the north.
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    And just for kicks, here it is from down by I-40 via Google Earth...
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  8. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    Great video, thanks for sharing! I think I saw you guys as I was heading home from Asheville. :freaky
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  9. RBnite

    RBnite Been here awhile

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    Don't apologize for your speed. Bike parts are expensive and functioning body parts are PRICELESS! I personally love those kinds of trails.

    Great Video guys.

    Nite
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  10. Tn. Walrus

    Tn. Walrus Knuckle Dragger

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    Great Job! :clap
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  11. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Very nice video and thread here. Keep it coming! :thumb
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  12. 400psi

    400psi Cropdusting

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    looks like a great time
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  13. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Hurricane Creek FTW
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  14. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Only had time to watch a couple minutes, but that looks like a blast!!! Thanks for the vid!
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  15. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Loved the video! :clap It's great that you and your dad can share time together like that.

    I snuck in from the "bottom" (I-40 end of Hurricane Creek Rd) a year or two ago on my 650 and slipped down in some wet leaves not far from the spot that's at 1:30 in your video. I can't wait to ride the whole thing, probably on my 350 and in the summer when it's a little drier.

    Thanks for posting!
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  16. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    I need a proper bash plate for the KLR and a few more hours of off road experience...then the pig and I will run...er, crawl Hurricane Creek :lol3
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  17. jakar

    jakar Surfing the Apocalypse

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    Nice video, that area has really rutted out, should be fun on the big GS bikes now.

    Jakar
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  18. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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    That is one beautiful place, thanks for taking me along!
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  19. Cliff-77

    Cliff-77 Lost Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing,i've been to B.Roost up Harmon Den Rd.&Mt.Sterling,i spent my summers up in that area,me&my KLR.
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  20. hvacnut

    hvacnut Let's Ride!!

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    Great video thanks for sharing would like to try it. Do you think less knobby tires would make it my bike just has the 90/10 tires only 10 for off road. Thinking about getting little more off road tire next.
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