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You can cross wheeling Tellico off your list

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by tigerfan00, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Mar 31, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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  2. Mar 31, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    WTF! That sucks.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:31 AM
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    Where does it say it's closing permanently?
    I only saw 'temporary' closures.....That happens every year down there.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:37 AM
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  5. Apr 1, 2009 at 5:06 AM
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    not like this...and this is how the closings of parks down here go...they close them "temporarily" until no one cares anymore etc...and then they close it for good
     
  6. Apr 1, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    And who knows....it could be longer. I've been to Tellico 3x over a span of 5 years and the trails change drastically in only a years time. Everything erodes away and the trails get worse & more extreme.

    I'm sure - especially in this economy, the state doesn't have the money to keep up with and maintain the areas.

    And to be completely honest...there's only one or two trails (trail 1 & 4 from what I remember) that a stock 4WD vehicle can enjoy. Everything else, you gotta be majorly equipped w/ lockers & winches.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    The envirementalists have been messing with Tellico for quite some time. Bastards. More than liley they will find a reason to close it permanently.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    Not much yet, got a pretty good sound system w/ my custom sub box. Plan on adding more lights & a tool box.
    Check with your local off-road clubs, join & help "Adopt" these trails.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    It'll take an aweful lot of man hours, $$, and heavy equipment to get the trails back to what I would consider 'enjoyable' for everyone to experience.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    it really depended when you went...if you went shortly after they would do trail repairs then you could do a lot more than if you went right before trail repairs

    but youre right...trails change drastically over the course of a year...but itsno different than any other trail...

    the difference here is an environmental group with time and resources available to finish the fight showed up
     
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    all over some freakin trout.
     
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    Did the trails with some friends with Jeeps years ago. They live in N Ga and Tn and are having to go other places now.
     
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    Environmental groups always have time & resourses no matter where they are.

    Our primary (and HUGE) offroad park here in PA (Paragon) got closed down about 2 years ago by developers who wanted to put a cargo airport there. The entire offroading community tried like hell to fight it. It was a huge fight and obviously, Paragon lost. Thank Gawd Rausch Creek exists - or else offroading in this area wouldn't exist. Atleast, not legally anyway. And those other areas that are 'not legal' (so to speak), would get closed down eventually. Now - with the economy the way it is..... where's the cargo airport now - no construction & no developments.
    What a waste of good prime land & trails.
     
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    AND its official

    http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/press/tellico_decision_news_release.pdf

     
  16. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:12 AM
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    Man that sucks. State line closed around here not to long ago. Windrock and Royal Blue (where they are reintroducing elk into the smokys) will be next
     
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    im not familiar with Royal Blue...however ive been to Coal Creek/Windrock

    i hope they dont close it...its not much for HARD stuff for trucks...but its great for semi stock guys who just want to get out in the woods...and i hear its awesome for 4wheelers

    I think the next big one on the list will be Harlan...however im pretty certain that Harlan's ownership just changed in the past couple years with the goal of providing better trail/land maintenance...and they got something like a 30 year lease on the land...
     
  18. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:27 AM
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    Royal Blue is worth looking into if your ever in the east tennessee area. Let me know if you are and we'll hit some trails. I'm sure a few other tenn. tacos would join.

    Your right about coal creek. its an amazing place for fourwheelers, but theres nothing to extreme for trucks.
     
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    i dont wheel anymore...at least for awhile...other priorities financially

    the only HARD trail i know at coal creek is Rattle Rock...and thats BEYOND hard...i think its listed as one of the hardest obstacles on the east coast
     
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    I understand that. I'm scared to tear anything up on mine right now because I cant afford to fix it.

    Never seen rattle rock. Sounds like one i need to stay away from anyways lol
     
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