Smokey Mountain 500

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by andy29847, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. SSE

    SSE Adventurer

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    Post #1:

    Gas available intervals: Starting from the Ironhorse - going counterclockwise:

    Ironhorse Gas to US 129 Gas - 18.6 miles
    US 129 Gas to Tellico Gas (0ff route) 81.3 mi (alt gas - ~8 miles from waypoint 314 to Tellico Plains)
    US129 Gas to End of Yellow route - 129 miles
    Tellico Gas to River Gas 28.6 mi
    River Gas to Ducktown 26.8 mi
    Ducktown to Cohutta Gas 54.0 mi
    Cohutta Gas to Ellijay Gas 10.6 mi
    Ellijay Gas to Suches Gas 41.0 mi
    Suches Gas to Hiwassee Gas 52.0 mi
    Hiwassee Gas to Dillard Gas 33.4 mi
    Dillard Gas to Hwy 28 Gas 70.1 mi
    Hwy 28 Gas to Ironhorse 11.6 mi
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  2. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    US129 to End of Yellow Route will be a challenge. Thanks!
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  3. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    The 81.3 distance is if you break off the route and head to Tellico Plains for gas. It is 8 1/2 miles from waypoint 1221 to gas in Tellico Plains.

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  4. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Smokey Mountains 500 maps!! These are screen captures of the map starting at the Ironhorse (yel 1) and going counter clockwise (yellow - green - red). You can save them to your computer and print them, save them to your phone or tablet and view them as you travel, or order them from Smugmug as photographs.

    https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-pkWbKd


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  5. jrou111

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    @ohgood riding across Charles Creek




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  6. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Good movie. Thanks for sharing.

    Charlie`s Creek is the small stream that parallels the dirt road after the crosding in you movie. Youse guys are crossing the Tallualah River. I love that spot!
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    jrou111 Stair Climber

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    Potato potahto. Us locals just call it Charlie's Creek.


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  8. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    I will always defer to local knowledge and convention.

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  9. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    I seem to have run into someone there once.
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  10. jrou111

    jrou111 Stair Climber

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    Had some buddies from Bama come up and I showed them around. It was nice and hot on Saturday. Sat in the creek and got cooled off.

  11. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    Surprise! Looks like ya almost got t-boned...
  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    great weekend, glad so many people have put so much work into that area. it's really nice to see folks out enjoying the land instead of putting up gates and closing it all off.
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  14. MTBRALPH

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    Any thoughts on what the SM500 may be like this Friday, after Irma?
  15. Chiknmunky

    Chiknmunky Been here awhile

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    I'm no expert on the SM 500 but I have ridden it in different conditions. I would say it depends on what this storm does. Should be ok even with a lot of rain but with bad winds you may encounter trees down. Not sure about road closures after a storm like this.
  16. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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  17. JBird

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    NEED SOME HELP!

    Lost one of my Mosko Moto Panniers on Kimsey Mountain Highway on Saturday September 9th. It had to have happened in the last 5 miles before you hit Highway 68. My guess would be over a bumpy section.

    There were 5 of us on the ride and we looked for it but couldn't see it - must have went for a roll down the side. Had my sleeping bag, air mattress, clothes, shaving kit, and lantern in there.

    I know it is a long shot - but as the vegetation turns maybe it will become visible.

    Thanks!

    Here is the link that shows us backtracking up Kimsey Mountain Highway to look for the Pannier

    https://a.rever.co/embed/rides/662580
  18. BIZAV

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    Sorry NOOB question- when I download to Basecamp then upload to a Garmin gps will this be providing turn by turn directions or am I following symbol on the route itself
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    I believe turn guidance availability is based on the specific gps based on my experience with Nuvi 765 and 62stc. I used the 62stc as a moving map. No verbal guidance and depending on the scale of the map being displayed, a turn could be easily missed. I used the 62stc out west this year with tracks I nugged-out in Basecamp and found some sections did not exist, or were over-rated. Generally, it is a good experience and very helpful in keeping a awareness of where I was located.
  20. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    No turn-by-turn directions provided. The SM500 maps are made using tracks. I used tracks because they stay in place (no recalculate), they work the same across various GPSs, and the same with different versions of GPS firmware/software. You can pull the track up in Basecamp and convert it into a route, which would give you turn-by-turn directions. You need to check the work to verify that the route follows the tracks. You also need to option your GPS to make the route stay in place (different options for different GPSs).
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