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Old 06-09-2014, 10:45 AM   #76
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My favorite is the whole western section (Daniel Boone Forest) as this has the least amount of pavement. The eastern section has higher elevation changes and the best views.
Thanks for putting this together.

I like dirt and adventure more than twisties and views. Before I go digging into the vehicle use maps, I was wondering if there's enough routes to do a mostly-unpaved loop of Daniel Boone Forest?
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:59 AM   #77
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Thanks for putting this together.

I like dirt and adventure more than twisties and views. Before I go digging into the vehicle use maps, I was wondering if there's enough routes to do a mostly-unpaved loop of Daniel Boone Forest?
It would be hard to make a dirt only loop of the DB since it's a pretty narrow strip of land but I can get you from one end to the other. The questions is how hard do you want it?
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:08 AM   #78
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It would be hard to make a dirt only loop of the DB since it's a pretty narrow strip of land but I can get you from one end to the other. The questions is how hard do you want it?
No problem. I can always ride the same strip both ways.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:18 AM   #79
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Had a great time riding the KAT this weekend! Thanks Jeff@TheQuadShop for a great route! Here's our ride report:

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Old 07-11-2014, 07:55 PM   #80
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Planning on riding some of this next week. Only have 3 days, so I'm cutting out the hard sections, and starting in Jellico and riding the western loop back around to Stanton, then scuttling back up to Cincy. Question about camping... Planning on tenting it and researched DB forest, they call it dispersion camping and as long as you are on public land 100 yards from roads, lakes, etc you are good to go. Planning on camping at least one night somewhere north of Laurel River Lake where it looks like according to google maps very little human habitation exists. That sound about right?
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:39 PM   #81
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Planning on riding some of this next week. Only have 3 days, so I'm cutting out the hard sections, and starting in Jellico and riding the western loop back around to Stanton, then scuttling back up to Cincy. Question about camping... Planning on tenting it and researched DB forest, they call it dispersion camping and as long as you are on public land 100 yards from roads, lakes, etc you are good to go. Planning on camping at least one night somewhere north of Laurel River Lake where it looks like according to google maps very little human habitation exists. That sound about right?
S-Tree is a nice place to camp.
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I made a couple of changes this weekend, I should have the tracks updated tonight or tomorrow.



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Just a little tip on Deep Creek 2 waypoint. If you stay on the down stream side of the rocks (opposite of where I'm standing) it is much shallower. If you can't see the rocks then I'd highly recommend rerouting this crossing.





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Old 07-30-2014, 02:49 PM   #84
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I want to do this ride so badly!
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The track log has just been updated with the latest changes.
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Glad to see people posting pictures from the KAT -- when you ride with that bunch I ride with we almost never stop to take pics -- we just point and ride by.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:05 AM   #87
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The track log has just been updated with the latest changes.
Thanks for creating this and keeping it going. Looks like my dad and I are probably going to run this next spring.

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Old 08-09-2014, 11:31 AM   #88
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What a great job! This was an excellent read. Got me interested for sure.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:45 AM   #89
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I am very interested in this route. Thanks for putting it together and sharing. I want to do it some day.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:38 AM   #90
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GPX Track warning

Hello future KAT Riders. I wanted to clarify a point where we got confused and off the trail.

In the track "Jellico to Harlan", you pass through a blip of a town called "Miracle". As soon as you pass over the train tracks, the GPS will point your to make a hard left and lead you down a road by the train tracks. Long story short, there is an actual road called "Collies Road" that follows the train track and we couldn't find it.

The problem is that if you follow the train tracks you could end up playing chicken with a train. Plus you have cross the raw tracks a few times, which was a bitch on my F800GS. BUT, you will get to see some big equipment and get up close and personal with ginormous mounds of coal though. We did meet a nice guy working at the mine that looked at us like we were nuts and he gave us directions to get out. No way I was going back down the tracks as I nearly dumped it 100 times.

Backer an I argued that we were on the intended trail. I claimed that there is no way Jeff@TheQuadShop would take us down a railroad track. I think I was right....

I marked up some maps to point this out.











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