Gotta Get Away... to the Smokies...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by backwoodsKLR, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. backwoodsKLR

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    The tunnel from the parking area.... or at least half way hiking up the hill... :)

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    And from the road to nowhere on the way back out:

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  2. backwoodsKLR

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    We loop around and head back to the Kickstand, where I learn I might have been riding too hard... :lol: My rear reflector appears to be melting from the Scorpion can!!!
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    On Wednesday morning, we get ready to head out from the Kickstand...
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    And we weave up through Cherokee heading towards the BRP...

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    We decided to run up the BRP to the highest point... Where the temps are lower... :)

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    Jeff and the Harley at the Highest Point....
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    Some more BRP Scenery...
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    More BRP scenery...

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    A rearward shot...
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    *** More to come... tomorrow... :)
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  8. MarkVeeMarkADV

    MarkVeeMarkADV sharing misinformation and useless trivia

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    Very good number of photos. I enjoyed them from my memory of similar experience/travel by moto since 1976.
    2016 was my last ride thru on the way home from missouri, then memphis, with a 3 day stay in
    maggie valley. Now i miss it all, retired,back in New England. please keep taking photos on your trips.
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  9. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Be leery of that sign. Last time I was up there I parked the bike next to the sign for the obligatory picture, walked around a bit and when we came back the bike, helmets, and jackets were covered in hundreds of ticks…
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  10. backwoodsKLR

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    So on we ride... Back in the stock saddle again... I think it is day three? I hate when I get lost during a ride report! :)

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    Jeff decides to cut off the BRP and head south. At this point I am following him and have no clue where we will end up for the night...
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    I'm enjoy the lack of decision making responsibilities and just enjoying the scenery... Even though as we head south and to lower elevations, the temps keep climbing...

    I always laugh at these tractor signs and the firetruck signs.
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    There is my GPS system up there in front on the Hardley... Its nice to have a friend / guide who has been riding and exploring this area for over 20 years!!! :)
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    We drop down through Highlands, Cashiers, Saphire, etc...
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    40 begins ahead? That was 18 years ago.... :)
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    Not sure what tourist trap this is, but it looked to be hoppin'....
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    With Jeff leading by memory, and me just enjoying the scenery, road signs and advertisements were the only clue to where we were...
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    So I guess we are in Highlands or Cashiers? lol
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    Just following the Potato machine and enjoying the scenery... :)


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    And soon we hit the GA Line:
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  16. Gil Favor

    Gil Favor Been here awhile

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    Enjoying the ride along, thanks!
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  17. cliffb

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    Thanks for sharing. some of my favorite roads.
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  18. hakes

    hakes Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing. I need to check out that road to nowhere next time i get down there. Love the kickstand lodge. I KNOW MO!.
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  19. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Great shots. Beautiful country.
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  20. backwoodsKLR

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    Anyone know how to turn off notifications in Tapatalk so my pocket doesn’t buzz when someone comes through and likes each individual post with 39 notifications in 6 minutes!’????

    :)
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