1. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    I was on Wayah Rd this Friday afternoon and saw what looked like the turnoff for Wayah Bald. I was on the Burgman, but I've been in the back way to Burkes Garden on it, so I thought it could handle this. Hmmm.
    I wasn't sure I was on the right road, but I passed Wilson Lick ranger station and went on another mile or so before deciding to turn around. I hadn't seen anybody else and the washboard condition was tough in spots.
    How far off the road is the station at the top? I think I was about 4 miles in when I rerouted...:cry
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  2. mxcr

    mxcr Adventurer

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    The gravel road to the top of Wayah Bald is seven miles long and the old rock fire tower is about a quarter mile off of the road.
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  3. JoeWannaB

    JoeWannaB Usually a nice guy

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    I bet those little wheels were fun on that road. Too bad you turned around. It would have been worth it. Beautiful view from up there. Now you have a reason to go back.
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  4. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    I would have kept going but I ran out of waypoints on my GPS for picking up my plastic on the way back down! :D

    I wasn't sure I was even on the right road...
    Good to know for next time!:deal
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  5. kg4lho

    kg4lho Outside Sellin'

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    Yeah, you turned round just a bit too soon. :cry

    My VFR led me up that road with out any problems>
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  6. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    You didn't see any burgundy plastic laying around, did you? :D
    There were a fillings missing when I got to the bottom too!

    Your just lucky the bottom of my Burgman scraped the road smooth for you!:rofl
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