Need help with Little Snowbird - Beaver Creek connector

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by ArmyJoe, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    I'm going to try here before I post to the Southeast Regional Forum...

    I'm doing a solo trip to the NC-TN area in the spring and have a 300 mile adventure loop planned out:

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    Most of it is on established roads, but there's one bit of bushwacking that's giving me a problem. My version of MapSource does not connect Little Snowbird and Beaver Creek Roads through Porterfield Gap. I can clearly see everything east of the Gap on Google Earth:

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    but eveything west of the Gap towards Little Snowbird is a mess.

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    Everything I've read says the road is easy to follow going east to west, but I'm going in the other direction. Does anyone have a track from Little Snowbird to Porterfield Gap or at least a waypoint for the turn up Porterfield Gap Road?

    Thanks,
    Joe
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  2. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    See if the attached track section will help.

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  3. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    My City Nav 2013.1 map had a big void thru there as well. What I attached above was a tracklog section from a ride.
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  4. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    That's perfect. Thanks, you rock! :clap
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  5. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Interesting. I checked my version of Roads & Rec, and it shows a void through there.

    Is this a "little bike only" kind of trail?
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  6. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    I rode it on a Scream'n Beaver ride a few years ago. All I remember from that section was a regular forest road with large gravel on it.
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  7. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    The road from Little Snowbird to Beaver Creek was improved a couple of years ago. I rode through this NOV and it was big bike friendly. Here is a picture I took there:

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    I have not seen a map (except Google Earth)\ that shows how these 2 roads connect.
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  8. lgajohnymac

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    Have you had a chance to post to the SE? A link would be :clap
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  9. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    I've been riding this since I bought my KLR in '06..

    NOW, EVERYONE will know about it.:asshat

    Ha.....Oh well...:D

    I'll ride it every time I'm within a half days ride,,,just a FANTASTIC road.
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  10. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    So who are you calling an :asshat, whoever improved the road, andy29847, yourself, or me? I guess you were trying to keep its location a secret with the following :D:

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  11. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    This pic is at the intersection of Little Snowbird and Porterfield Gap.

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    We came over the gap from Andrews. Ride to the end of Beaver Creek Rd, turn right on woods road (unmarked), ride down the switchbacks to the point in the picture. it is almost stupid proof. :D
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