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Old 02-15-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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Roundabout Rabun and points beyond

This started as a ride report with pictures, maps, mileage, turns and directions. (I even stopped and bought a 62 cent notebook for notes), However the day quickly deteriorated into a loosely planned exploration. Typical for me. Just see where the road goes.

So, here we go, a journey of pictures and places in Rabun County GA and the surrounding area. If you have anything to add throw it in here as well.
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I wanted to explore the roads in the southeastern part of Rabun County. It is an area of the county that I haven't spent much time but knew there were some good roads that were in need of being ridden.

I had a Building and Grounds Committee meeting that I had to go to right after early church and knew I had to either have a short ride or split my ride and go to church in full riding gear.

I made sure the riding boots had the mud knocked off before I went inside.

After service a gentleman in his 80's came up and wanted to look at the bike and talk about his riding days long ago.

The batteries for the camera were dead so no pictures in the early morning but a stop at Wal Mart cured that.

Near Tallulah Gorge State Park.





After bypassing the multi million dollar tourist, I mean interpretive center I got to the good stuff.







Lake Tugalo





Heading North from the park.

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One thing about the Forest Service in Rabun County. They don't like connecting roads, so be prepared for a lot of dead ends. There are some good roads nonetheless.

This road was pretty fun.




Every once in a while there is a bit of interesting history lost in the woods.




This guy must have been pretty special.





There were only 8 gravesites here and all the rest of the headstones looked like this.

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I almost drove right by this. Actually I did then turned around and had a look.

This is a leftover part of a railroad tressle from years ago.




Got to partake in some twisties.





Found this guy walking across the road and stopped for a closer look. He was very cautious crossing the road but when he got to the brush he bolted.







Almost home for the day.





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Old 02-15-2009, 10:56 PM   #5
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This guy must have been pretty special.





There were only 8 gravesites here and all the rest of the headstones looked like this.

Might he have been the only Veteran (Confederate) of the group? The Sons of Confederate Veterans regularly maintains gravesites (as well as some whole cemetaries) for veterans.

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Might he have been the only Veteran (Confederate) of the group? The Sons of Confederate Veterans regularly maintains gravesites (as well as some whole cemetaries) for veterans.

ps good work, keep it coming!

That is what I gathered. (A family cemetary) I googled his name and came up empty but did get a log of the troup movements. I will try and get more info just to add to the story.



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Muster Roll of Company F, 52nd Regiment


Georgia Volunteer Infantry


Rabun County, Georgia


"Beauregard Braves"


Kirby, Ham



The spelling is different but that is typical for much of what I have found in this area. If you go back many of the names change slightly due to mistakes in govt. records.


Looking at the names in the regiment; http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Bu...739/GA52F.html most of the names are common here today.
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Cool Clay, I like where this is going...

...now show us that water crossing!
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Looks like a good area for the next DOG ride....? DirtDabber, how come you did not ride the DRZ? SR
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Looks like a good area for the next DOG ride....? DirtDabber, how come you did not ride the DRZ? SR

I started the day doing a more street oriented ride. I left really early so it was still cold and the KLR offers more wind protection.

But as usual the ride quickly evolved to dirt and there were more than a few places I was wishing for knobbies rather than nearly worn out Gripsters aka slipsters.
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Cool Clay, I like where this is going...

...now show us that water crossing!
Patience please. I would have to ride 20 miles to get there.
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That "on the way home" pic looks like old 441 close to where it intersects with big 441. ????
And that pheasant pics looks to be on the same road???
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Patience is NOT a virtue I posses.

So while I wait (patiently) I will contribute to your mighty fine thread.

With some water crossings of my own.



Sarah's Creek Rd is good fun, although every time I go out there none of the gates are open and it dead ends. Still, it's a pretty long fun road with several creeks to cross... none as big as the first one. Just watch for campers through here during peak season.



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I almost drove right by this. Actually I did then turned around and had a look.

This is a leftover part of a railroad tressle from years ago.




Is this part of the old Tallulah Falls Railroad?
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Patience is NOT a virtue I posses.

So while I wait (patiently) I will contribute to your mighty fine thread.

With some water crossings of my own.



Sarah's Creek Rd is good fun, although every time I go out there none of the gates are open and it dead ends. Still, it's a pretty long fun road with several creeks to cross... none as big as the first one. Just watch for campers through here during peak season.




Yeah that is a fun road. Too bad the best part dead ends.
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This is one of my favorite campsites. We nicknamed it the 'Dog Fucker Site' because of some local that came by camp one night and mentioned fucking his dog multiple times. There's more to it than that, but that's the summary of it.

Here's Top Dog toting his XR250 across to the camp site which is off of Pool Creek Rd. It's a well hidden site that all the locals seem to know about. Oh yeah, Rangers, too.







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