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Discussion in 'South East U.S.' started by ajohnson, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Sep 19, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    GrantA

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    Hey all… I want to plan a trail run. If anyone is down. Hurricane creek in 2 weeks. I heard a tree was down on the trail here. Not sure if it has been cleared but I will bring my chainsaw and such to help clear it out if that is the case. The plan will be to go up on October 2.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2021 at 7:22 PM
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    Anyone down???
     
  3. Sep 21, 2021 at 8:08 AM
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    I have a cert text on Oct 2.

    I may also have family coming into town that weekend, so I am most likely out. However, if they do not come, I may need to take some time away for myself on that Sunday.
     
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  4. Sep 21, 2021 at 4:27 PM
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    Sounds like a blast but doubt I can this time.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    Has anyone made the run from Maggie Valley or Cherokee, NC into Smokie Mountain National Park?

    any advice?
     
  6. Sep 24, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    @GrantA - do you have anyone going to Hurricane?
     
  7. Sep 24, 2021 at 2:54 PM
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    Just me and my family at this time.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2021 at 5:58 PM
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    Would love to embark on such an adventure, however, my 3rd gen is in the shop till next week sometime and my 5th gen is not yet equiped for serious OR yet. Hope your enthusiasm continues.
    Maybe sometime in the near future.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2021 at 12:13 PM
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    Well this is a perfect time to see what your stock 4Runner can do. :)
     
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  10. Sep 25, 2021 at 2:11 PM
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    True, but just don't want to find out what it cannot do yet. o_O
    It is a 2016 and I've only had it about 6 months, so it's still new to me. Maybe after the novelty wears off a bit and I replace the " like new " highway tread tires.
    Hope to meet up with you sometime though Grant!:cheers:
     
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  11. Sep 25, 2021 at 5:42 PM
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    Sounds awesome and I totally understand. Let’s sync up when that 3rd Gen is back (if your cool with that).
     
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  12. Sep 25, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    Yeah. The trail isn't too intense, but I still wouldn't do it with highway tires. A 2" lift and all terrains will tackle it with no problem.

    I'm taking a cert exam on Oct 2, so I'm out....but I'd love to be in.
     
  13. Sep 25, 2021 at 5:51 PM
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    How about going on October 9th? Would more people be down? I am not hard set on the 2nd. I believe the 9th will be closer to when the leaves are changing colors up in Asheville anyway so it would be killing 2 birds with 1 stone for me.
     
  14. Sep 30, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    That is a possibility. I've been talking to a group over on TW about doing some trails that weekend. Let me see if any of them would be interested in joining.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2021 at 7:08 AM
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    Check out Hurricane Creek Trails. I’ve never been but a buddy has and he says it’s not too rough but fun. Also places to camp along the trails. I thinks it’s basically public land though so first come first served.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2021 at 12:27 PM
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    Yeah that is what I plan on going on
     
  17. Oct 1, 2021 at 5:08 AM
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    Any word on if there is a tree down at Hurricane Creek?

    One of the guys on TW has said that he found some roads near Blairsville, GA that are labeled "High Clearance Vehicle Required." We don't know anything beyond that, so it would be more of an exploratory adventure. I may look to go that route as I've done Hurricane Creek before and hear that it is pretty rutted out.

    @GrantA , not sure where you are located, but how far are you from Blairsville?

    I also want to do Chestnut Mountain/Auger Hole/Horsepasture Roads to Musterground again. I did that one 2 years ago in November and it was absolutely beautiful in November.
     
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  18. Oct 1, 2021 at 5:25 AM
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    I am about 180 miles away. Nothing but a short trip. I am down to trying new trails.
     
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  19. Oct 5, 2021 at 9:49 AM
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    Last call as time is approaching. Anyone in N.C. down to hit hurricane creek trail this weekend? Looking to go Saturday. I heard they had a down tree. Surely hoping it is cleaned up. If not I am bringing the tools for the job (chainsaw, chain, winch)
     
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  20. Oct 13, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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    Did you go? any pics?
     
  21. Oct 13, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Yep… here are some pics. I have a ton of video as well but I need to work on it and get it on YouTube. My video editing skills need work.

    7A748FB2-85EB-4B10-BCB1-D85EB3DC1AC6.jpg 75879A75-89D5-476F-8721-AB0142998928.jpg E7D37E21-2E39-4ABF-A536-FA133392A5ED.jpg C3C75C3F-E561-45B2-B245-7A6C1C60BF4E.jpg 14168EAA-6855-4C23-9B53-AE979BFA9A52.jpg
     
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  22. Oct 14, 2021 at 5:08 PM
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    I just realized this tonight when I went out and looked at the 4Runner. I noticed my rear wheels protective steel plates came in good use as I apparently hit something pretty good…
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    Thank goodness for RRW as I have a protective plate to keep the wheels safe from things like this. Just have to remove it and sand it down so I can touch it up with a little paint for rust protection and to get hit the next time I take it out.
     
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