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Green Ridge Forest Water crossings: Difficult?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by faysal, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. faysal

    faysal Explorer

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    Hi all,

    I'm heading out to Greenridge soon and, looking at the GPS tracks, I can spot a couple of creek crossings on the dirt roads. I'm still new at off road and I'm not really confident yet when I'm crossing water. Does anyone know/recall how deep these were, currents, etc? Thanks!

    (P.S. With thanks to Rob23 for sharing these routes)

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  2. blackseven

    blackseven Been here awhile

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    The green ridge 18 mile off road loop was closed several years ago. I haven't been out there since they closed. I don't remember any other water crossings?
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  3. faysal

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    Thanks for the feedback. I just rode these and there were a handful of streams, that's all. Couldn't quite tell from Google earth. Very passable.

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  4. B00ST00

    B00ST00 Been here awhile

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    I rode through green ridge today and went through a couple small crossings on fifteen mile creek road.


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  5. faysal

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    Must've missed one another, I was there as well! I rode OP's Short and Long loops (28 and 66mi, I think).

    Dunno what your experience was like, but my ride on the short loop ended very quickly. A mile or so south of the starting point, on Carroll road, the ground looked like it was shelled by heavy artillery. I suppose I could've woven on the flat areas between the pits but I was alone and figured the way back down would be even trickier, it would be like riding on a tightrope. So I admitted defeat :cry

    I'll be going back to GR for sure. But parts of it were slightly more technical than I expected.
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  6. B00ST00

    B00ST00 Been here awhile

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    Were you on 68 riding a gs with cases? If so I passed you while you were getting off an exit or two before 15 mile creek road. I was on a white gs adv with my girlfriend.

    Shoot me a message next time your going and I'll try to meet up!


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  7. faysal

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    Sorry, just realized I hadn't replied - that was me, yes :nod Beaten up but very pleased with myself. I saw you as well - on a bike in much better shape :lol3
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  8. B00ST00

    B00ST00 Been here awhile

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    Awesome, it looked good! I hope to pick up cases for mine soon.

    It wasn't nearly as clean leaving green ridge as it was when it showed up!


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  9. faysal

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    You probably already know this, but avoid the OEM cases like the plague. I've made a hobby out of repairing them after every adventure trip.
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  10. B00ST00

    B00ST00 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up! I'm looking at cases now but I'm leaning towards going with black instead of silver.


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  11. faysal

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    You mean painted black aluminum? Or plastic?
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  12. B00ST00

    B00ST00 Been here awhile

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    Painted


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  13. tjoseph

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    There's a more serious water crossing at Town Creek, that you can only do late summer when the water is low. Very fun. If you're back out that way give me a heads up and maybe we can meet up and ride. I'm between Paw Paw, WV and Berkeley Springs, WV.
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  14. faysal

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    I don't think I saw that one! I'll definitely drop you a note next time I'm lucky enough to escape the DC cage :happay
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  15. averagejoe

    averagejoe Been here awhile

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    The GPS tracks posted are all fire roads through Greenridge suitable for dual sport bikes? Looking to head out for a ride sometime and thought this would be a good day trip.
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  16. B00ST00

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    Let me know ill meet up!


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  17. Bucho

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    This is true. I drowned my bike trying to cross it years ago.
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