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Amicalola Falls / Nimblewill Gap GA

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by macgyver, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Oct 3, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Geotaco and I went up to Nimblewill gap at Amicalola falls today. We had a pretty good time. The trails had a few technical parts, crawling through some rocky areas and a few deep water crossings but my open diff SR5 made it through just fine in 4LO in spots. One water crossing was well over the door sills on both of our trucks..if we had stopped water probably would have made its way into the cab. Good thing for the diff breather mod :D This was the first time I had been there. I didn't take as many pics as I'd liked because I was concentrating on driving. I just put my camera on "sport" mode so excuse some of the blurryness. He and I definitely wanna get some more people to go next time.

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  2. Oct 18, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Good trip, Definetely need to get more people up there. Its a fun easy ride, and plenty of camping if we want to make a weekend out of it and explore some.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    I'm down for some camping up there.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    where is this place at?
     
  5. Oct 26, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    Nice. I've hiked there a couple of times. Didn't know there were any 4x4 trails. Going to be in Blue Ridge around Christmas...maybe I'll introduce the truck to some dirt this time.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Very nice! I like that view. I'd be interested in heading up there on a long weekend.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    post more pics
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    that's all I took.

    Jason, you are welcome to crash at my place if you wanna come up for a weekend of wheeling. I have a spare bedroom. Bring the Walker tho :D

    Wolfgang123, this is right around Amicalola falls state park on GA 52 halfway between Ellijay and Dahlonega. We actually started outside the park ended in the park.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    :laugh: I'll take the Walker down the trails:D. Thanks for the offer, I may have to take you up on that.
     
  10. Oct 27, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Anyone wanna hit up the trails on November 13? Im moving to Denver at the begining of December and would like to get atleast one more ride in.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    I'm down for that weekend.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    I started a thread for the trip nov. 13. is in the southeast section
     
  13. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    would this be a trail a prerunner could handle? if not i dont mind pulling out my winch from time to time but would love to come wheel with ya some. pm if you guys are getting together again some time and i would love to tag along. live about an hour out from amicalola.
     
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    I don't think a prerunner could make it through. There is a pretty sketchy
    rock crawling section (small rocks) depending on conditions that even I had a little trouble in 4LO getting through (wish I had a rear locker). I still made it through with a little wheel spin. There is also a pretty deep mud hole that you would definitely get stuck in 2wd.

    You are more than welcome to ride along though. You can make it up the fire roads that get to the hard part of the trail with no problem. I've seen a volvo sedan up at the trailhead before.

    I'm sure if you tried really hard you could make it through..however you would tear shit up (trails, vehicle, etc) with all the wheelspin which goes against the "tread lightly" philosophy that all off-roaders should follow.
     
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    if i throw a locker and a 3" lfit on my truck would i hold a prayer of getting through while still treading lightly? im gonna get some ome front coils and throw and aal in the rear. also gonna get a powertrax lockright. myabe that will do me some justice? just lemme know hopefully by the next time you guys go ill have at least the locker.
     
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    I would like to come but 3 hours is kinda far for me
     
  17. Feb 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    pre-runner could get sketchy on a few parts of that trail, locked and lifted you would stand a better chance, but im guessing you would need the winch, atleast once. go with Brad or someone who has been there before, and go last so you dont shoot rocks through windshields :)
     
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    well maybe once im locked and lifted ill go cause i do have a winch and i lead up the rear to not throw rocks at people
     
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    Next time you guys head up give me a shout. I'll keep my eye on the Southeast section as well. If I'm in town I'll definitely roll with ya!
     
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    well thank god i have a winch and dam it paid off down at durham town meet this weekend
     
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