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Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Extremenc, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Took off the BRP onto Air Bellows Gap Road. It is a mixture of gravel and pavement on the north side of the BRP and goes over to highway 18 south of Sparta, NC. IMG_0285.JPG
  2. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    I was pleased to find the NFS Air Bellows Gap Road gate open on the southeast side. This is a fun forest service road that drops down to the valley. IMG_0287.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Beautiful and peaceful in the valley between the BRP and Stone Mountain State Park IMG_0290.JPG this time of year.
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  4. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    There is a NC hunting preserve where the vehicle traffic ends. No problem because the ride back up to the BRP is good. IMG_0291.JPG
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  5. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Started my Jefferson National Forest riding on NFS 14 - CC Camp Road with goes Esat toward the Cripple Creek area. IMG_0296.JPG Great road with very little gravel. Solid rock base that made for good riding.
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  6. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Saw some good looking trails. I ran up this one. Glad I stopped and looked over the rise here. 5 feet deep hole on the other side! Gloria, my BMW wouldn't have been very pleased with that. IMG_0298.JPG pleased with that.
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  7. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Does everyone like mud holes as much as I do? IMG_0294.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Some of these NFS roads are like a video game! IMG_0300.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    I didn't have my hat with me. It was pretty nippy when I stopped for a break. Saw this guy that wrapped his sweatshirt around his head to keep warm. Glad I didn't meet up with him in the dark.... IMG_0295.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Another good trail. This one off Hale Lake Road. IMG_0311.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Heading out NFS road 57. IMG_0313.JPG
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  12. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Taking the road up to Comers Rock. IMG_0303.JPG
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  13. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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    Your playing around on the extreme southern portion of the "Blue Ridge Trail" now.
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Comers Rock was a major NFS fire lookout tower. They don't use it now. I'm not sure why they closed down all the fire towers. Seems like they would still serve well. IMG_0310.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Here are 4 photos from the top of Comers Rock in the heart of this South East part of the Jefferson National Forest - Mt. Rogers Recreational Area. This is the view North looking toward Interstate 81 and IMG_0304.JPG West Virginia.
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    East toward VA, NC, and the Atlantic Ocean.... IMG_0305.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    South toward North Carolina. IMG_0306.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    South West toward Mt. Rogers. This is the last one I will post for this trip. AMAZING riding! I'm sure that lots of you are familiar with this area, but it was fun for me to explore it. Enjoy Your Riding! IMG_0307.JPG
  19. Hoodis

    Hoodis Been here awhile

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    That sure looks like part of the seasonal horse trails going down to the edge of the Little Dry Run Wilderness...
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    I haven't heard of that. Where does it go?