I Ain't From the South, but I got Here as Quick as I Could

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Laconic, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    It wouldn't be LF if they all didn't get a monsoon....:lol3

    We will NOT make it .. Just got back from being gone 9 days in TX...
  2. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    Bolar Mountain is the only one I see that has showers. It looks really nice around the lake.

    http://www.recreation.gov/camping/B...ractCode=NRSO&parkId=75447&topTabIndex=Search

    I think I need to do some scouting and get a feel for those campgrounds...
  3. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    The bathrooms with showers are pretty new, year-before-last IIRC. We always go in from the Warm Springs side, usually down Highway 39 to Bacova, turn on Road 603, follow the lake around to the Bolar Mountain campground which has an area for parking and launching kayaks. There's a swimming beach just a bit further to the west that also has potties and showers but they won't let you launch a boat from the swimming beach. I understand about power boats and swimmers, but kayaks? Really? I actually saved a kid's life there one afternoon - we had illegally launched our boats from the swimming beach parking area and paddled out to some islands. On the way back we came across a young man who had swum too far out and needed help getting back. He was about to go under and his buddies were screaming for help. I gave him my life vest and towed him in (that was hard work!). He was SPENT but OK.

    Anyway, it's a very nice area with lots of trees, water you can swim in for those HOT days, close to the little town of Warm Springs (food, beer, and gas) but pretty remote from any larger towns or cities, and absolutely surrounded by amazing roads, paved and dirt. We like it :wink:. If you want to go scouting give me a shout!

    Doug
  4. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    I'll certainly try, work is going to be a bit of a frig for the next couple of weeks.
  5. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Found a photo of the area! Sometimes we use the GS as a shuttle vehicle if we're doing a river, always fun to get the best of both sports!

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    The Bolar Mountain area is dead ahead and the swimming beach is off to the left a bit, just out of the frame of the photo. We had paddled over to the islands for some peaceful bobbing in the waves and were headed back. I think this was the day I rescued that kid.

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    It's very nice.

    Doug
  6. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    WOW they sure have changed it from 20 yrs ago...:huh
  7. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    No more skinny dipping,eh?

    :evil
  8. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    Awesome thread!
  9. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Or just old enough now that photos of skinny dipping aren't as exciting as they used to be... :lol3

    Doug
  10. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    More people !! And a campground:huh
  11. neo70

    neo70 n00b

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    unos paisajes preciosos, me dais un poquito de envidia por vivir por esas tierras
  12. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    There definitely is some pretty scenery around his neck of the woods.
  13. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Estoy de acuerdo con Mario hermoso allí abajo. Usted también tiene algunos hermosos paseos en los Pirineos.
  14. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Hopefully somewhere in that you said, Welcome to ADVrider, neo70!"

    :lol3

    Doug
  15. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    It took until today to get a chance to ride. Took a loop I haven't done in a couple years. Through Eden across Max Kendall to Sontag.

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    Neff Rd. over to Wade's Gap.

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    Key Gap and over the hill to the BRP.

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    Deer Run was in there somewhere, as well as Rt. 8, 629, blah, blah. Great ride, nice and cool all day and traffic was light.

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  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :clap

    Awesome! Love that kinda stuff!
  17. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

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    It's not often a legend checks in on my thread. :lol3

    Kev :wave
  18. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Needs more :bow:bow:bow
  19. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hey!..you're my hero!!

    In fact it's one of your pics continues to grace my desktop wallpaper. :D
  20. ILikeToThump

    ILikeToThump I'll Ride Anything.......

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    Wow! This thread is making me homesick! I think a trip is in order later this Summer. I like the desert and all but WV will always be home...

    Thanks for the memories!