Trans-PA Trail - Vertical Edition

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by tonyjuliano, May 2, 2016.

  1. tonyjuliano

    tonyjuliano Grumpy Santa

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    UPDATE - see first post in this thread for details!
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  2. JLRzr

    JLRzr Been here awhile

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    Hey, Very well done. Thanks for posting too!
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  3. tonyjuliano

    tonyjuliano Grumpy Santa

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    Your welcome...
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  4. longslowdistance

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    Thanks for sharing the trip and the route. Can you provide your paved return route, too? I'm planning a trip up from VA into Canada, and, no disrespect to PA, I want to make better time and save time for gravel in Quebec. Thanks.
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  5. tonyjuliano

    tonyjuliano Grumpy Santa

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    Here's our track for the return - just ignore the southernmost portion, as that is where we got on the highway. But to be honest, if its twisty asphalt you want want from VA to Montreal, I can do much better than this.

    Let me know...

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  6. longslowdistance

    longslowdistance Long timer

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    Thanks, Nothing wrong with twisty!
    But making time on pretty, quiet backroads would be the main goal.
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  7. tonyjuliano

    tonyjuliano Grumpy Santa

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    Oh, I can do that too. I have TONS of roads in my database for VA/PA/NY.

    Let me know where you will be starting from in VA, and where you want to terminate in Quebec and I will hook you up with something you will never forget.
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  9. Knute Dunrvnyet

    Knute Dunrvnyet ...or wait until we get home.

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    Very good! I [still] have almost the same routes, from back in the 80s, pre-GPS, using DeLorme Atlases. I'd do my 'Pangaea Rallytour," fom CNY [near Unadilla MX] across the twnshp and seasonal rds SW to Sayre/Athens, then more similar, to Troy, then the SF rds SW to Arnot. The Landrus Rd to Morris, then 414 along Pine Creek.

    Time out on Leetonia Rd to Oleona and Ole Bull SP. Pick up your basic route from there. But then, instead of crossing the valley to Michaud SF, I'd stay on the SF rds in the Ridge & Vly, and come out @ Amberson/ the west portal of the interstate tunnel! S thru Gowan's Gap SP, pick up PA456, to the National Road E of Hancock. West to Flintstone ['Yabba Dabba Doo!'] a short jaunt on US522 to Berkley Springs, the over the hill on the WV 9 twisties...

    Just S of Grand Capapon, go w over the ridge to a tar, broken twnshp rd that leads to Paw Paw, OMG. [Aw hell, I'll just screenshot the WV map and show ye: (orange)] WV Pangaea.png and on thru W'VA/ NC to the Smokies. Every year, the first 2 weeks of summer vacation [HS teacher] Enjoy! Namaste!
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  10. brokenhiplegarm

    brokenhiplegarm "Section 8 Specialists"

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    tonyg. we rode half of the tpat .. awsome ride. pulled out of the hotel then caught route 103 15 miles later in mcveytown and went south to the md line. ate dinner at some irish pub in shippensburg main street. was excited to know that the trail intersects part of the TAT. i can say i was on the TAT now... we just did a loopie and came back. 268 miles not a bad afternoon with wifey...
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  11. tonyjuliano

    tonyjuliano Grumpy Santa

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    Cool, glad you enjoyed it. North is even better!
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  12. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    I was one of the two guys you spoke with at the top of the mountain in Tuscarora yesterday. I was the one on the black DRZ Supermoto. Glad to hear you had a nice ride and best of luck on your TAT trip. Thanks for cluing me in to this route! It passes less than a mile from my house.
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  13. brokenhiplegarm

    brokenhiplegarm "Section 8 Specialists"

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    Paebr332, if you wanna do the northern section with us, let me know what works for you. we did make it to md too..lol...
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  14. rickcj7

    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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  15. Jkrup47

    Jkrup47 Wandering Aimlessly

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    This is looking pretty good. I am heading over to the touratech rally in august and might pick up part of this to make an extended trip into huntingdon from harrisburg
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  16. DelHess

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    nice route guys. i'm gonna ride this sometime, when i get a set of 50/50 tires it'll be a priority.
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  17. chudzikb

    chudzikb Been here awhile

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    Joined this site based upon this post! In Lancaster, so not far from the starting point of your course. As soon as my buddy and I figure out the GPS deal and get the right equipment we will be doing this course. Thanks for taking the time putting it together.
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  18. smoker2

    smoker2 Founding member Flying Pig Assn.

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    Thank you for the work on this. I did a lot of it 2 weeks ago. Great route.
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  19. DelHess

    DelHess Been here awhile

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    A couple years ago I camped in the woods near the start of that route. You can go on the state forest website and reserve the camp spot but it's free. We pushed our bikes back the trail leading to the campsite so you couldn't see them from the road. i'd probably camp here again if i ride this route. Here's the coordinates
    39.887017,-77.482605
    and website. a couple more free camping sites in the forest nearby
    http://www.apps.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/camping/michaux.aspx

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  20. HairBear

    HairBear I'm a Grandpa

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    Not sure what the road surface was before, but Black Log rd is a brand spanking new ribbon of blacktop.
    Maybe the best part was climbing the mountains then descending to ride through the valleys with all the farms, fields, barns and horse buggies. Be careful, horses will pull out in front of you to:yikes
    Thanks for the route!
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