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Post by camo on Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:27 pm

Coming back from deals gap later this week after I watch the start of the Iron butt (lite) rally, and i have found 4 things of interest. tell me if they are worth it or not please.

1 Lookout mountain parkway , Fort Payne al
2. Caverns in woodville al.
3. Covered bridge near cullman al
4. Stagecoach route from leeds al.


Anything else i need to add to the list?

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Post by crispy on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:10 pm

lookout mnt is a nice place for sure thats the only one i have been to ruby falls is cool place its not far from there
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Post by Jack the Bagger on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:21 pm

Cherohala Skyway near Knoxville

around Fort Payne is Little River Canyon , awesome ride ..
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Post by camo on Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Jack the Bagger wrote:Cherohala Skyway near Knoxville

around Fort Payne is Little River Canyon , awesome ride ..

Cherohala Skyway is a given. I like it better than the dragon to tell the truth.
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Post by Dragon on Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:41 pm

Since you're in that area anyway and if you want a lot LESS tourist trap congestion, check out DeSoto Falls. Free and public with one hella falls and canyon view.




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Post by jughead on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:43 pm

This place is well worth the price of admission http://www.barbermuseum.org/index-full.php
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Post by camo on Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:05 pm

jughead wrote:This place is well worth the price of admission http://www.barbermuseum.org/index-full.php

been there many time before.
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Post by camo on Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:06 pm

Dragon wrote:Since you're in that area anyway and if you want a lot LESS tourist trap congestion, check out DeSoto Falls. Free and public with one hella falls and canyon view.




23 miles from where I am staying. I will definately check that out.
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Post by Dragon on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:05 pm

Beautiful place, been there many times. They allow swimming above the dam there too. Smile
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Post by camo on Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:03 pm

Leaving otu tomorrow instead of today. Planning on seeing the clarkson coverd bridge, Then up to the caverns in woodville. Ending in blairsville ga. FRiday in teh AM I will record the start of the rally then head out to see what other things I can see. Starting with the falls. Deals gap may not happen, but I have been there so many times its really no big deal if I miss it.

Thanks for all the help so far.
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Post by camo on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:33 pm

I am back. left out thursday morning around 6 AM. Rode straight to deals gap, 28, and the skyway. Went to my cabin in georgia after that. Got up early the next morning , Rode up the the lodge at capperhead and shot really grainy video of the start of the iron butt lite rally. left after teh riders took off adn headed to desoto falls ( GEORGIA) Duh, wrong falls, but got some great riding in. I avoided highway on friday. I rode to fort payne to the right desoto falls.Water was much less than pictured above. rode part of the mountain rode, left there adn headed to the covered bridge. Kinda cool. Then over to near tuscaloosa adn headed home on back roads. Got home tonight around 9;45. little under 1500 miles in 2 days, Alot of that was in a dounpouring rain. I will post up pics and an actual ride report in the next couple days.
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Post by hayweed on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:46 am

Sweet. Glad you made it home safe.

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Post by Dragon on Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:03 am

I'm surprised after all the rain that has been happening. But the level does vary, I have seen it almost dry and then heavier than the pics. When I lived in Northern AL., we went swimming there often. I was told by a neighbor that the falls froze one winter, wish I could have seen that.
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Post by camo on Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:21 pm


this was the whole purpose of my trip. i have a family member competing in this rally.Called teh Ironbutt lite, Will end up riding about 6k miles or more in 6 days just to be considered a finisher. Started in Blairsville ga, at this lodge at copperhead, Will end in Denver 6 days later.





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Post by Dragon on Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:56 pm

Kewl. Hope they make it. And all of them ride safe.

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Post by camo on Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:47 pm

My family member is doing well. No reports of riders down or did not finish yet. Hope they all make it.
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Post by hayweed on Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:31 am

1k a day is a lot. There is no way I could make a ride like that. My back wouldn't let me. Hope they all make it safe.

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Post by camo on Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:41 am

I have done many times, but I enjoy traveling down te backroads more.
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Post by camo on Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:57 am



desoto falls Ga.


desoto falls al.




Clarkson covered bridge



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Post by camo on Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:00 am



Top of the skyway


Gap


Dam

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Post by hayweed on Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:35 am

Nice pics. Looks like a great time.

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Post by Dragon on Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Thanks for sharing. Smile
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