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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by The Opa, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Did not get started until afternoon. 3 inches of rain yesterday, so waited for drying sunshine. High water could be called the theme of the day. Sign says Pacolet River, and this is about the middle of Lake Blalock, an area reservoir.





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    A beautiful day



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    Unfortunately, I did not have the camera out when I crossed the Broad River; it really was on this day! And fast! So here is the Second Broad River (it will shortly empty into the Broad River) at the old mill at Cliffside, NC.





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    On the left

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    On the right, downstream
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    So many photos; more later.
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    A throw away picture, except for the bit of street sign showing through the windshield





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    Donkeys



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    Spent a good while in Cleveland county


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    Buzzards. Some of 'em got out of the pic



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    Old buildings




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    Entering Mooresboro, NC. Pretty house with a turret.



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    Mooresboro. The building with the coke sign is a motorcycle shop



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    The monument honors a man who pastored here for 50 yrs.



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    Old home across the road


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  3. The Opa

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    Getting close to Metcalfe Station




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    Must have been quite a place




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    Another old building, between Metcalfe and Polkville, NC





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    Pretty house



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    After fueling in Polkville saw this cool stone barn.



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    Across the road



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    And a fire house next door




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    Wonder what the water looks like at the bridge?




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    I believe it is called Hinton Creek
    It doesn't look nearly as out of control as many others today.



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    Another old building




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    A little church



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    I have already crossed the bridge, going to walk back to look. 2nd Broad River again, this time between Bostic and Forest City.


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    Walking back to the bridge, I hadn't noticed this redneck pickup parking when I rode by.....




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    This one is seriously flooded





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    Downstream view




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    Corner clock in Forest City




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    Continuing on towards Saluda.




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    Oops, some more flooding, this time from Cleghorn Creek.





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    Now it is (supposed to) running into the Broad River




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    US 74 crossing Broad River. This pullout is a boat (canoe) launch area. Usually.




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    Think this is still Broad River. But I seem to have pictures of rivers from this ride that I am having trouble identifying on the map.




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    This is no river, flooded field



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    Still flooding, but now from Green River




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    Green River bridge up there



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    Off the other side of the road




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    Right side of the road



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    Left side of the road



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  6. B10Dave

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    Thanks for the pics Loren.
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