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Old 10-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #7561
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Way to go G. I was afraid the old prop in the boonies might linger a while....although, the new spot looks like my inaugural tag grab that YD, Bratso, and STRanger introduced me to the game with, after a meet-and-greet in Moulton.
Okay, I must've missed that one.

NEW, NEW TAG:

Here's one I don't think has been used before (from a trip a couple years ago):



Another view of the new tag (wade/scouting the road):



This one is also just inside Alabama a few hundred yards from the Tennessee Line, but on the eastern side of the state in Jackson County, north of Estillfork. If you follow this "road" into Tennessee (it's likely not this wet right now) after about three miles you come to this:



William Benjamin Clark grave Marker:



After that the trail (see "Iron Gap Road") gets a bit rough:


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Old 10-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #7562
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I didn't think that any of those pics were in AL. I looked at the maps and the first two pics are in AL. I remember I almost died that day . I am not the only one .
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:31 PM   #7563
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Har. I was there most recently last spring on a caving trp. Nice place.

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Old 10-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #7564
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:45 PM   #7565
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Gee, everyone missed a really good one and it was only 100 ft off pavement. Beautiful day and a great ride up AL65/CR9/CR175. Someone has been out there with a bulldozer making some 'improvements' to the ford. All that will probably be gone after the next rain.





The old store in Estill Fork is always a hoot.





Something new before too long.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:23 AM   #7566
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Not an inspiring photo, but can be an interesting ride in a low-key sort of way, and it's in a different part of the state. For those in a hurry from the Birmingham area it's a quick ride down I-59/20, then just a few miles north. For those less hurried, the better ride for the last miles is from Coker (on US82) via Romulus Road. Of course there are all kinds of interesting ways to get to Tuscaloosa without resorting to the Interstate.

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On behalf of everyone educated in the Alabama public school system, I apologize for the spelling error.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:38 PM   #7567
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sooo....

I guess it's the principal of the thing...

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Not an inspiring photo, but can be an interesting ride in a low-key sort of way, and it's in a different part of the state. For those in a hurry from the Birmingham area it's a quick ride down I-59/20, then just a few miles north. For those less hurried, the better ride for the last miles is from Coker (on US82) via Romulus Road. Of course there are all kinds of interesting ways to get to Tuscaloosa without resorting to the Interstate.

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #7568
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Yep.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:42 AM   #7569
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On behalf of everyone educated in the Alabama public school system, I apologize for the spelling error.
What spelling error?
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #7570
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What spelling error?
principle: a moral rule or belief that helps you know what is right and wrong and that influences your actions

principal: first, highest, or foremost in importance, rank, worth, or degree; chief
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #7571
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:11 AM   #7572
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principle: a moral rule or belief that helps you know what is right and wrong and that influences your actions

principal: first, highest, or foremost in importance, rank, worth, or degree; chief
I didn't even see that until you mentioned it! Of course I did go to Buckhorn, so I guess that's not too surprising.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #7573
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Hey, this is my post number 1,000. Geeze, I'm a wordy bastard.

I really don't care if you or I make a mistake like that, we're amateurs, but when someone does this for a living they should do a better job. Plus, it doesn't make a good impression on people from elsewhere. Of course, in this case not many from outside Tuscaloosa County will ever see this sign. But, based on this, I wonder what other signage horrors are in other places.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:28 AM   #7574
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Hey, this is my post number 1,000. Geeze, I'm a wordy bastard.

I really don't care if you or I make a mistake like that, we're amateurs, but when someone does this for a living they should do a better job. Plus, it doesn't make a good impression on people from elsewhere. Of course, in this case not many from outside Tuscaloosa County will ever see this sign. But, based on this, I wonder what other signage horrors are in other places.
I saw it, and I am a North Carolinian. Well, really I am from Alabama, but havent lived here in 20yrs. ;-)

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #7575
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Hey, this is my post number 1,000. Geeze, I'm a wordy bastard.

I really don't care if you or I make a mistake like that, we're amateurs, but when someone does this for a living they should do a better job. Plus, it doesn't make a good impression on people from elsewhere. Of course, in this case not many from outside Tuscaloosa County will ever see this sign. But, based on this, I wonder what other signage horrors are in other places.
I've seen the principal/principle misspelling done on at least one other historical sign like that in AL.
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