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Tellico to close

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by JimBeam, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Feb 27, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    JimBeam

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    PERMANANTLY! :eek::mad::(

    http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?p=9488141#post9488141

    Tellico is EASILY the best wheeling to be had on the east coast...and its been slowly diminished over the past couple years with some trail closures as a concession to the Forest Service and such...

    There are several courses of action theyre considering, however they prefer to notion of permanently and completely closing Tellico

    This could be a HUGE blow to the sport of 4wheeling
     
  2. Feb 27, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    damn, everyday more and more trails are getting closed, damn hippies!!
     
  3. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    damn it....
     
  4. Feb 27, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    this is a BIG loss too...the fight has been going on for awhile now and there have been a lot of concessions back and forth...theres a lot of emotion tied up in this one too i think
     
  5. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    made a run down there last fall just because of this issue. didn't really have the money at the time, but knew it may be closed by the time i did. awesome trip. great mixture of trails, mild to wild. i'm very glad i got to go at least once. it'll be a damn shame if they close it.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    Terrain changes and changes pretty rapidly. I've been to Tellico 3x over a 6 year time period and it's amazing how the trails change. What used to be a 'blue' (medium) trail could easily be a hardcore trails due to errosion and the fact of vehicles spinning their tires and digging ruts in what used to be flat.

    I can totally understand why they close the trails - they can become DANGEROUS.

    It costs BIG MONEY to repair & maintain the trails to keep them safe.

    Surely, I don't wanna see the trails get closed...but I can totally understand why. Tellico closes often for repairs & such. With the way this economy is going - I can understand their priorities & funds probably need to go elsewhere.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    i understand that...and temporary closures of heavily eroded trails would be fine and a good idea...but entire permanent closure of the park is bad...i think anyways...

    from what i can tell is that one side has presented evidence (the trout people) saying that the sediment is messing up the river...and the other side (S4WDA) has presented evidence to the contrary...


    and timmer...i dont necessarily have the funds to toss to all the organizations...though i do contribute to TL...i do however take the time to share things like this so people can get involved and i write letters when i can...

    i would go up there for the rallies etc...but a 7-8 hr drive when i only have 2 days a week to get stuff done around the house is not feasible...
     
  8. Mar 1, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    Didn't kno they were closing the park. I have a cabin on the mountain about 20 mins south of the entrance to the park. Right on the river.
     
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