Photos from Michaux SF Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by JaxObsessed, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Nice riding with you guys today, even if it was a short one. I will post up a few pictures after I get them edited.

    BTW, Julie finally figured out what happened when I totaled the Uly. We were talking about how I used to push that bike a wee bit past what it was intended to do. When Continental released the TKC-80's in 17" sizes, the Uly knew it was in trouble and committed suicide. There you are, mystery solved.
  2. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    Thanks for the ride Jeff!! Great to see you and Sky.
    We went places that we hadn't been before, some almost single track going up the side of a mountain. Right were you see the trail disappears, it takes a 90 to the left and goes up the hill. Sky and SoPa made it gracefully... I "explored" off the trail a bit.:rofl:rofl:rofl but made it to the top.
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    SoPa said he hadn't been up here for more than 20 years.

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  3. turbojerk

    turbojerk Been here awhile

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    It was defiantly a little sloppy up there yesterday. I didn’t hit the dirt till midafternoon and pretty much stayed until the rain set in. Still had a good time. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I did pass two other riders heading south on Piney Mountain Ridge Road almost as soon as I headed in. Anyone here?<o:p></o:p>
  4. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    we saw them too... a KLR and a 70s XT500? Both guesses. Me and SoPa rode PMR from 30 up around 1330 +-.
    Started to chill off again once the clouds came back:cry
    Today and tomorrow are the days.... Just have to deal with the hunters.
  5. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    Where was this single track bit and that cool old tower?? I dont think I have been there before either, but I would sure like to find it.

    Thanks!
  6. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I have been told (by someone that went to Mt Alto collage) to never climb that tower. When you see all the bullet holes in it you will understand :eek1
  7. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Any chance anyone is heading that way this weekend? Next week is finals, I would love to get a little ride in the woods to set my mind! I'd be on a big pig, but I don't have much in the way of sense, so.....:lol3
  8. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I probably will not be able to make a run next weekend. Doing the flute thing Sunday, and have to do some studying on Saturday.

    However, here are some more pictures to whet your Michaux appetite.

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    That's our intrepid guide, SoPa wondering what the hell is taking me and Jax so long.:lol3
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    As Jax said earlier, there was a bit of a climb to contend with. As usual, nobody got pictures of that part; kind of busy you know. This is what we found on top of the climb.

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    Then it was back to the horrible forest roads of Michaux SF. Why do we even bother?:D

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  9. JaxObsessed

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    OH man, Great images!! Well done Sky!



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  10. turbojerk

    turbojerk Been here awhile

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    Man! Where in the hell do you guys find these roads?? Def not on the map that I have....?

  11. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Wow, Jeff, next spring I am bringing the Husky out :D.
  12. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    That would have been me on my old faithful '77 XT500 and my friend Carl on his '02 KLR. We were re-running the "South Mountain 130 Dual-Sport Ride" route. Usually when we ride Michaux (or anywhere else for that matter), we never see any other dual-sport folks, was a bit of surprise.
  13. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Ah, but these roads will probably be gated in the spring. They are open for hunting season, and no, they are not on the maps.

    The portion that I took picture of is a gated road, off Wirt Road, about 0.5 miles southeast of the intersection with Biesecker Road. The road wraps around the top of Curve Mountain in a counter-clockwise direction.

    The tower is Snowy Mountain, again on a normally gate road. That road is actually on the map. I wish that we would have had a map with us, because it is Chimney Rocks Road, which ends at...get ready for it...Chimney Rocks.
  14. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

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    Great ride on Sunday Jack and Michael. The road that I couldn't remember the name of that turns southeast off of Piney Mountain Ridge Road while heading northeast between Shippensburg Road and Bendersville Road/Pine Grove Furnace Road is Slate Quarry Road, it then runs into Old Railroad Road, after turning left it then runs into Wenksville Road. GoogleMaps have several of the roads above mislabeled in places!

    The pictures of the road/two track normally gated trail with no name that I know of, that jdub, Jax and Skyclad posted pictures of, is located off of Wirt Road (some maps show this road as Leaf Road, but the road signs show it as Wirt Road and that is what I've always called it), if you turn left off of Old Forge Road while heading north onto Wirt Road, the road we were on is just short distance before you get to Biesecker Gap Road, both roads are on the left. From what I can tell those two track roads run between Wirt Road, Biesecker Gap Road, Gap Road, (Waynesboro) Fish And Game Road, Masters Road and Polidor Road in the southwestern portion of Michaux. There are quite a few normally gated roads/two track trials that are open throughout Michaux during the fall, they usually get locked up again after this Saturday, the end of antlered deer season.
  15. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

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    MZRider/Charlie:

    I thought that may have been you, I remember seeing an XT500 that color (Rust & Creme?) on your website a while back, sorry we didn't stop now, brain fade! I rode my wee-strom down your way this afternoon, saw temps ranging from 61 to 71! Happened onto Catoctin Creek Park And Nature Center at 2929 Sumantown Road in Middletown, MD, neat place, looks to be fairly new, there was a white KTM 990 in the parking lot. Just up the road a piece I actually found an unpaved road in Frederick County; Harley Road of all names, 1.3 miles of limestone covered dirt! Headin' back down that way tomorrow on my near virgin (2,222.2 miles), third owner, white '09 DR650, plan to turn it loose on some dirt roads in MD, VA and WV for the first time in it's life and it's even suppost to be warmer yet!:lol3 JC
  16. SoPaRider

    SoPaRider Been here awhile

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    The Snowy Mountain fire tower is located on either Snowy Mountain Tower Road or Currans Road or Chimney Rock Road, north of the intersection of Snowy Mountain Road, Swift Run Road and Rothrock Road, I not sure what the actually name of that road is and it's another of the normally gated roads in southern Michaux that are open during the fall only.

    JC
  17. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Michaux is not closed due to weather.

    I'm just starting at the north end, where Ridge Rd climbs up from the parking lot by the creek at Mt Holly.

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    Here we go!

    Fred
  18. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Damn! Fog keeps misting up my face shield, so I stopped to clear it.

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    Fred
  19. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    A little higher, and the clouds break!

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    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Eventually I have to drop back down into that, in the Cumberland Valley.

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    Fred