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Old 06-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #22
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Location: Huntsville, AL
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After lunch I headed north on 52. It was nice ride and lead me to this:

This is the Big Walker Lookout. I had been here many years ago on an HSTA ride but didn't realize it was here. For six bucks you can climb to the top of the tower but I just headed into the store.

Where I spent two bucks taking care of one of my addictions.

Even without climbing the tower it's a pretty good view from here.


Then I headed down the mountain on 621 / Old Mountain RD, another scinic ride with lots of curves.

Then it was left on 42 to get to one of the places I wanted to see on my trip, Burke's Garden. For those of you who haven't heard of Burke's Garden, it's become somewhat of a popular destination for motorcycle riders. What is Burke's Garden? Well just follow along. There are, as far as I know, only two ways to get there; 623 from the North or 623 from the South. So I followed 42 to the southern end of 623.

and headed north on 623.

No, the southern end is not paved but it's pretty smooth and can easily be done on a street bike.

It has plenty of curves:

It's very peaceful here and I didn't come across any other traffic.

this looks like a mailbox but is way up in a tree in the middle of nowhere.

A hiking trail crossed the road here. A rest stop for hikers?

There was a sign saying that the water bottles were courtesy of a local church and this:

I ride, Therefore I Am.

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