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Old 02-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #22876
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:39 AM   #22877
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cheaha camping

Im looking for some recommendations on camping up in Cheaha, I know we have quite a few Cheaha vets around here. The wife and I are driving up to do some camping and hiking. No riding this trip for us :(

Any suggestions on good places to camp to hit the hiking trails?

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:56 AM   #22878
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Im looking for some recommendations on camping up in Cheaha, I know we have quite a few Cheaha vets around here. The wife and I are driving up to do some camping and hiking. No riding this trip for us :(

Any suggestions on good places to camp to hit the hiking trails?

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Top of the mountain at Cheaha SP is nice except during chigger season.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:57 AM   #22879
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:26 AM   #22880
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Top of the mountain at Cheaha SP is nice except during chigger season.
Do you have to reserve spots there or is it first come first serve? I went to the alabama state parks webpage and it doesnt have much info on camping reservations.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:25 AM   #22881
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Do you have to reserve spots there or is it first come first serve? I went to the alabama state parks webpage and it doesnt have much info on camping reservations.
I would call ahead just in case.

http://www.alapark.com/CheahaResort/Contacts/

Madhouse and others may have better intel than me.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #22882
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Do you have to reserve spots there or is it first come first serve? I went to the alabama state parks webpage and it doesnt have much info on camping reservations.
You can call anb make reservations but spots are first come first serve.

Call beforeyou hall and check on weather.

One other piece of advice - have all your supplies BEFORE you go up the mountain. It 60miles round trip to civilization if you forget something and the little store aint much and closed most of the time. BTW the restraunt has a great view! and aweful food....be warned....

Good luck... its a great place.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #22883
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Do you have to reserve spots there or is it first come first serve? I went to the alabama state parks webpage and it doesnt have much info on camping reservations.
You don't reserve specific sites, but you can reserve a slot.
You pick your spot on a first come basis.
Honestly I have never been when it was 100% full so I don't know how solid the reservation really is, but its only a phone call.

I also prefer staying at the lower campground near the lake/pond where Pop's is the "host".
Its less busy and the views are better.
They do shut it down during the winter months, so if you are thinking short term its probably closed now and Pop's is down south somewhere.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:35 PM   #22884
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New Tires for the Honda???

OK guys I agree it is time to get rid of the maypop "deathwings" and put some new rubber on the CRF230L Honda. I am considering Dunlops...D742 FA 80/100 on the front and 739 A/T Desert 110/100 on the rear. Anybody have an opinion or a recomendation? The ratio of dirt to pavement riding I plan on doing is about the same as our ride this past Sunday.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #22885
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OK guys I agree it is time to get rid of the maypop "deathwings" and put some new rubber on the CRF230L Honda. I am considering Dunlops...D742 FA 80/100 on the front and 739 A/T Desert 110/100 on the rear. Anybody have an opinion or a recomendation? The ratio of dirt to pavement riding I plan on doing is about the same as our ride this past Sunday.
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Pirelli Scorpion Pro front/Kenda Trakmaster II rear (DOT approved) or Michelin S12 front & rear (non-DOT approved) seem to be the ticket for anything you throw at it IMO. I'll mix in a Pirelli MT43 rear if it gets rocky (TN, GA, AL, SC, NC).

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #22886
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You don't reserve specific sites, but you can reserve a slot.
You pick your spot on a first come basis.
Honestly I have never been when it was 100% full so I don't know how solid the reservation really is, but its only a phone call.

I also prefer staying at the lower campground near the lake/pond where Pop's is the "host".
Its less busy and the views are better.
They do shut it down during the winter months, so if you are thinking short term its probably closed now and Pop's is down south somewhere.
Awesome. Thanks for the intel guys!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #22887
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Pirelli Scorpion Pro front/Kenda Trakmaster II rear (DOT approved) or Michelin S12 front & rear (non-DOT approved) seem to be the ticket for anything you throw at it IMO. I'll mix in a Pirelli MT43 rear if it gets rocky (TN, GA, AL, SC, NC).

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Second the kenda/Pirelli combo. Just put those on my xr6. Great tire, especially in the loose stuff.

Your wheel size may make it a little more tricky. Good chance you may have to go non-dot route.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:57 PM   #22888
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finally! orange juicy is back. i got the oil leak fixed, new chain, sprocket combo and new sprocket bolts. i rode it to the gas station and remembered why the orange kool-aid is so good. 17/40 combo is crazy. cant wait to go for a street ride. a couple of us are meeting at tom thumb at pj adams on sunday if anyone wants to go for a street ride.
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Second the kenda/Pirelli combo. Just put those on my xr6. Great tire, especially in the loose stuff.

Your wheel size may make it a little more tricky. Good chance you may have to go non-dot route.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #22890
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