Tellico Plains,TN Ultimate DS Ride (by Python)

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Python423, May 29, 2007.

  1. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Ok Guys, here is the best in the area. This includes the famous Witt Road, the Singletrack trail 82, Ditney Mountain Road, Smith Mountain Road, Oswald Dome Loop,Finger Board Road, & Old Furance Road. This is the best loop I can come up with, and now includes the singletrack trail 82. This also has the waypoint of the singletrack trail 81 in it, but I haven't rode it yet to have the tracks. The Northern trail head of 81 is at N35 10.001 W84 23.920. Also included are nearby Points of Intrest that I include in all my track files. This track is 118 miles from Start to Finish. And is the best riding in the area. I put the track data in 2 track files, to keep them under 500 points (garmin limitation). Hope you guys enjoy! I'll post some pics from this route also in the 2nd msg.



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    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Ok here are a few pics from various rides on this route..

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  3. Day13

    Day13 Worst Avatar EVER!

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    Just the way Cherokee Chuck likes it!
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  4. Troutrider

    Troutrider Vicarious Adventurer

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    I think I rode through some of the area today. I can't get the file to open. Any suggestions? Is this in the HWY 68 area. I remember passing Unicoi Mtn. We took Towee Creek from Reliance to 68, then up toward's Wauchessie and Bald River and down to the Tellico River. Just curious if I'm in the ballpark.

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    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    This route is near 68, starts on Witt Road, and follows it to the singletrack off Joebrown, then up to buck bald and and down, then Ditney/smith moutain, Lost creek, to reliance, then up Towee back to 68.

    The file is standard .GPX, and should open with Mapsource, or any other .GPX compatible software (mapsend,etc.)

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  6. Troutrider

    Troutrider Vicarious Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info, I tried Mapsource last night. I'll try again. If not I can alway's break out my maps. Looks like I've been all over it and probably done some. I usually take Joe Brown to Beaverdam and over to Tellico through the ORV park. Speaking of which, I saw last week in the paper where some conservation groups are suing the Forest Service to get the ORV Park closed. Since I can remember fishing the Tellico before silt took over, I have some serious mixed emotions about that one. I will say that it's funny nobody relates the clearcutting to the silt. Only the ORV Park. I also remember riding dirt bikes up there before the Crawlers tore everything up. Sorry for getting off the subject. Thanks again for the info.

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    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    The file should easily open in mapsource, let me know if u have any problems. Dunno what the problems could be, its .gpx format.

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  8. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Just finished posting this up at www.tnadvriders.com also, and gathered up a few more pics from the route to share. Here they are..

    Here is a pic of me on Witt Road (near the start of the ride).

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    Here's Merlin coming thru one of the first small creek crossings on witt road.

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    Here is a pic of the wife getting ready to cross one of the creek crossings.

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    Here is a pic of wife going thru the creek crossing.

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    Here she is again thru the crossing.

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    Here is pic of one of the creek crossings on Witt Road.

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    Here is pic of Ray coming thru one of the creek crossings.

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    Cherokee Chuck going thru the last creek crossing on Witt Road.

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    Cherokee Chuck's bike at the last creek crossing on witt road.

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    Another view at one of the creek crossings.

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    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Here is where you enter the singletrack trail 82 at on JoeBrown Highway.

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    Cherokee Chuck entering Trail 82.

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    Pic of my bike on the singletrack trail 82.

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    Me coming down a section on the singletack

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    A pic of some of the singletrack.

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    Another pic of the singletrack

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    Another pic of the singletrack

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    Couple of the TourDeTellico riders on the singletrack,

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    Another TourDeTellico rider on the singletrack,

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    More of the TourdeTellico riders on the singletrack,

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    Me coming down near the end of Trail 82 at Hwy 68.

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    A view from Buck Bald.

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    Another view from Buck Bald,

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    Another view from Buck Bald

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    Cherokee Chuck entering trial 81 (not on the ride, but the other singletrack near Lost Creek.

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    One of the TourDeTellico riders on ditney mountain road (FS-66)

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    Another ditney mountain road pic from the TourEeTellcio rally.

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    My bike on Smith Mountain Road.

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  11. dualsportriderfl

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    Your pics are always greatly appreciated.
    Hoping for good weather for you and Jim on your adventure this week.
    I will be praying for a good and safe trip for the whole bunch of ya.
    Thanks again for posting,
    Tom :clap
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    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Thanks Tom.. I'm not sure I'm going to go on the Sylva Ride now. I would like to, but my income situation is sligthly offtrack right now, so I can't really afford it. But I may still try to find a way to make it work. But my riding buddy, Thumpalong, is definately going. He's got a motel room booked already. I got some good pics coming from today's ride, that I'll be posting shortly.. I'll send ya link after I post em. take care..
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  13. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    Python423, great ride report! I've put it on my links page for riding in the area. Maybe I could tag along on one of your rides?
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  14. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Sure shoot me an email. I don't have anyone to ride regular with in Tellico. Got alot of cool trails i'd like to explore further but don't like riding alone. And my wife is rather new, so she's not capable of riding anything too dificult. So you are from Tellico? what bike do you have? shoot me an email.

    I recently did another ride over there, posted a ride report here,

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=248869

    Much of it was on this same route.
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  15. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    I live on Rafter Rd, about 6 miles out of town. I've got a HP2 with 10K miles on the road and about 20 miles off road. Oh, & the Thruxton. There seems to be twice as many unpaved roads around here as paved. Time to put the off road rims back on the bike & go explore. My email is tellicomoto@mac.com
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    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    I made a slight update to this file. Re-did the tracks, and made them more smoother. And made a map of the track.

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  17. TexasShadow

    TexasShadow Where's the escape hatch?

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    Sweet! Just what I'm looking for.
    Two 250's will be there in the Tellico Plains area next month, camping at Hunt's Lodge in TP.
    This will be a test trip for the Sherpa which recently joined the barn, and in preparation for next year's TAT ride.

    I'm returning to dirt after a few decades off (logging roads/trails in Maine) so it will be a progressive refresher for me, too.

    Any suggestions on roads you have will be welcome.
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    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    Thats a real good route already.. Tho Witt Road maybe closed .. It was a month or so back.. not sure why, they were clearing some trees.. It may be open now. Even if it is closed, it still be worth it to go down to the closed part, as you get to go thru all the creek crossings before you get to the closed part. Its probably reopened by now.

    I posted some area Gravel Roads/dirt roads in another .gpx orginally on TnAdvriders.com at this link,

    http://www.smokymountainriders.com/viewtopic.php?t=537

    I'll reatach the gpx here also..

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  19. TexasShadow

    TexasShadow Where's the escape hatch?

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    Thanks!

    I read through your other thread , too. *That* trail/route I think would be fantastic, perfect for us. Is this on your map?
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  20. twistydave

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    Great pics and map.
    DO you know if there is anything like that in the Saluda area?
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