Harlan, KY August 20th

Discussion in 'Carolina Trailblazers' started by k5-1402, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Joe J.

    Joe J. Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been on 91 or 421 from mtn city to Bristol so I can't recommend it. But on 58 from Damascus to Bristol if I remember right wasn't bad. But 58 from Independence to Damascus was twisty af.
     
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  2. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Yup!

    You cross over Mt Rogers. My family is from Independence and we'd go to Mt Rogers every summer.

    58 from Independence to 16 over to Marion to get onto 81 is much better
     
  3. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Where is the majority of the attendees planning on setting up camp? I will be there Friday morning-ish so I wanted to unload some stuff where I know people are going to be settling in on Friday evening.
     
  4. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    I know some are staying at South evarts cg behind the dairy hut. Two of us will be there Friday morning but staying in a house.
     
  5. Lorenzo816

    Lorenzo816 CTB

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    Kenneth, are you a passenger this time or you driving your rig?

    I'm staying where jason's at.
    Somewhere near the trailhead past the zipline is all i know. o_O
     
  6. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Probably a few in both places, if you have a camper with AC then the dairy hut lot is a good choice. For a tent the campground up near the zip line is better, it is down in a holler on the north face and much cooler.
     
  7. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I will be seeing you guys at the campground near the zipline then!
     
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  8. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    I'm bringing my crawler this time!!! Finally!
    What trail head do we put in at? I just assumed it would be south/dairy hut side.
     
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  9. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Correct, meet at everts side at pass cabin 8:30.
     
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  10. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    Awesome
     
  11. amcjeepman

    amcjeepman Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum Moderator

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    I'm going to have to work. We were supposed to be off this weekend. Take pictures, have fun!
     
  12. josh$$

    josh$$ FTA

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    Hate to do this but I will not be able to make it. School is kicking my ass and I under estimated the work load. Hope to see ya at the Dixie run.
     
  13. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I'm out as well with family scheduling conflicts :(
     
  14. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Rats! :(
     
  15. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    I will roll into camp about 10 pm Friday, leave the light on!
     
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  16. Lankford

    Lankford Well-Known Member

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    Robbie and I will be behind the dairy hut. Arriving Friday afternoon.
     
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  17. k5-1402

    k5-1402 Well-Known Member

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    Wish I could go! Y'all take lots of pictures.
     
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  18. Lorenzo816

    Lorenzo816 CTB

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg What a great ride. Thanks to everyone for keeping us all right side up the whole day. :cool:

    I'll post up some good pics when I get back on the laptop but here's a few.

    We started on time in the morning, believe or not!
    There were about 17 of us I think that split up into two groups after we hit pinball, rail bed, fish fossil and the lower rock garden.

    I don't know what else Jason took his group on but we only had one incident on rail bed, busted sidewall on (I think it was) Don's jeep and slightly bent tie rod.

    After we hit killin time (made us all miss callalantee!), we then headed over to mason jar and we walked through lions den. Gives a whole new perspective seeing the den in person. :eek:

    I was the only one winchless but did every trail the big rigs hit believe it or not only having selectable lockers. The muddy hill climb exit on killin time, a few of us got pulled but it was snotty!

    The rain managed to stay away until all of us got to the top of Mason jar. If we had been an hour later, we'd probably still be up there. No joke. The bottom fell out strong for about 20 mins straight.:mad:

    I'm looking forward to going back up here again one day and really glad to be back on the trails with CTB again!!
    :beer::driver::huggy:
     
  19. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    After middle rock garden I took a group and went out 49,50,6,7,11,19. And who knows what else. Checked out an abandoned coal mine!! We had no breakage!
     
  20. Joe J.

    Joe J. Well-Known Member

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  21. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Don killed a sidewall on a tire on railbed, big thanks to Kenith on the multi tireplug repair . It held all day! We swapped the spare on before he headed out.
    Joe,s dad about stepped on a copperhead beside his trailer , went full ax ninja on that snake! Very dead!
     
  22. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Now, I know what all those Scary faces, were about! SnakEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
     
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  23. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a bed load of Rubbers, today. Slightly used, but Stronger than my old ones.:eek:
     

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  24. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    All I can say is it was awesome to ride with the great group of men that makes up the CTB again!!!! This was the best weekend of wheeling I've had in a loong time. Hoping to ride more regular if possible. Seemed as if I've not missed a single ride the last few years. Thanks guys!!
     
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  25. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    Man I can't believe that held up. That was meant as a temporary fix to get him out of that trail. Glad it worked!
     
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