north ga tag a rama is here!!!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by kdscoates, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. MrMac

    MrMac Been here awhile

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    Nahh.. You're just looking at it backwards.. Turn your monitor around and it'll be just right! :D


    I probably should have added: This is the Rockdale Co. Covered Bridge, aka. Haralson Mill Bridge, located on Haralson Mill Rd. (ain't google wonderful?)
  2. MrMac

    MrMac Been here awhile

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    OK kids, if you hurry, you can catch this one at sunset!

    Hate to break the bridge theme, but this is one I've been wanting to do.. It is surrounded by one of my favorite areas of North Ga.; lots of interesting history here.

    This is an overlook near the end of the road:


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    And this is at the end of the road:

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    Here is a view from the top:

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    Clues:

    1 - It is an out-and-back: "three miles up, three miles down"

    2 - While on top, you just might "stand alone"

    3 - They yelled the name over the fields of France!

    That should do it.. But if not, I'll add another clue or 2 in a day or so..

    Have fun!!
  3. kdscoates

    kdscoates Long timer

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    toccoa??? i think???
  4. AzB

    AzB Fattest thin man

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    :ddog

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  5. Jman955i

    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    I know where that is.
  6. stretchmark

    stretchmark StretchMark

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    Good job MrMac! Saved me from having to rescue it tomorrow.:clap
    No idea where the new tag is, but maybe with a little research I'll have a ride destination for tomorrow.

    Map Updated.
  7. GaM

    GaM Long timer

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    good top roping spot.
  8. Jman955i

    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    Wakey wakey time for eggs and bakey:dg . I got the tag this morning, you are right this is a nice place though it is not a road for a Gold Wing:yikes , but I used my trusty riding skills and got it up here, got stuck just before the top lost my momentum and rear tire fell in a rut. It was a bitch to get a 900 lb bike out of a rut but I did it and now for some evidence.

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    I have already picked next tag out and we are going to see about those people that said us Augusta guys don't ride out of their back yard.:wink:
  9. stretchmark

    stretchmark StretchMark

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    Impressive! :bow

    I hope you didn't spill your coffee on the way up:D

    N. GA boys, we need to step it up before we get taunted a 2nd time.

    So where was this one so I can update the map?
  10. AzB

    AzB Fattest thin man

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    Currahee Mountain, just west of Toccoa. Near the intersection of 17 and 184 if memory serves. I haven't been up that way in a long time.

    I was headed up there to get the tag now, good thing you got an early start!

    Az
  11. Jman955i

    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    Yeah I forgot about telliing the location, I stopped in Lavonia at the Awful Waffle to have some breakfast. I left the house at a quarter till 5 this morning to get the tag. :D
  12. stretchmark

    stretchmark StretchMark

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    Thanks! Now it's getting even cooler. Learning lots of new things as well as cool destinations.

    The French clue threw me. I was looking for Surrender Mountain:wink:

    From the Wiki entry:
    Currahee Mountain is a mountain located in Stephens County, Georgia near Toccoa. It is the last (or southernmost) mountain in the Blue Ridge mountain range. Currahee appears to be derived from the Cherokee word gurahiyi (Cherokee), which means "water cress place" or may mean "standing alone." <SUP class=reference id=cite_ref-0>[1]</SUP> Currahee Mountain rises about 900 feet above the local topography and, with an overall elevation of 1740 feet, is the highest peak in Stephens county. Part of the mountain is in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
    The mountain was made famous internationally by Steven Spielberg's TV series of Band of Brothers. The mountain was featured during the training of the American Paratroopers at Camp Toccoa, Georgia where they ran up and down Currahee. The name of the mountain became the motto for these paratroopers including the famous quote: "3 Miles up, 3 Miles down".
  13. kliff

    kliff Retired Ole Phart

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    Way to go Jman955i.... looks like those N.Ga boys, been busted by another AARSE and didn't even know it...LOL
  14. MrMac

    MrMac Been here awhile

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    "Currahee" was the battle cry of the paratroopers as they bailed out over France on D-day.


    There is a memorial nearby, and a museum in Toccoa. Not much else remains except what I think was the mess hall. Not too many of those men that trained here ever made it back home. Several years ago, I met one of them. Even in his mid 80's, he was riding a mountain bike!!

    Good work Jman!! Didn't know people still rode Goldwings... :lol3

    Probably should have mentioned the road :eek1.. But glad you made it! Look forward to the next tag!!

    (and considering you are on your GW, I have a feeling it isn't going to be close..)
  15. PU Skunk

    PU Skunk not quite as noobish

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    Good grab! I had figured out where it is, not by the pics or the clues, but if you click on the person who posted the tags pictures, it took you to his photobucket (or smugmug or flickr or whatever) and the one picture he didn't post here was looking up at the mountain from the gas station down on the bypass in Toccoa. I was like,"wait a minute, I've been in that exact spot!" I was gonna grab the tag tomorrow if no one else did, I have some photography I have to do today and work as a stagehand tonight.
  16. MrMac

    MrMac Been here awhile

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    Oh.. That is sneaky!!

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    That pic would have been another clue if this hadn't been found by today.

    BTW, there is a new barbecue restaurant at that gas station now... Last time I was through there it had all closed down.
  17. Jman955i

    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    Alright Kiddies new tag,

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    This should be an easy one for yall.

    1 This is the grave of the fella that Mr Edwards on Little House on the Praire sang about.

    2 It is located in the Granite Captial of the world

    3 It is on the East Side of the county and only one road in and the same road out. (it is also Goldwing approved)

    That should be all the clues that you need. You can't drive to the grave site you will have to park by the sign and walk to it. It is only about a 3 minute walk.

    Ramblers lets ge rambling
  18. Jman955i

    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    No but I did have to put down my recent copy of Wing World when I was negotiating those ruts.:D
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    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    I didn't realize that those first pics were that small, I use my laptop to get them on the site the settings were wrong, that way yall could stay in and sleep:D Here they are normal. I got almost up to that spot and stalled out the bike, by the time I got it out of the hole I was ready to remove some clothes:knary






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  20. AzB

    AzB Fattest thin man

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    Ooh! I know where that is. If I leave now I won't be too late for supper.

    Az