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Old 07-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #91
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Come on RR, GE street view has better pic than that...
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:56 AM   #92
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Come on RR, GE street view has better pic than that...
RR said he was transitioning over to night shift and thus should be sleeping now. I suspect he'll agree that he missed it when he sees this.

I learned a lot and got taken down numerous tangents searching for this one. Some fun reading to the point I kept forgetting I was searching for a tag. Same thing happened to me with the NC tag at Avery's Ferry.

Oh and on this tag while I did find what it was and some info about where I didn't actually get a solid location for it. If I didn't hate driving in Asheville so much I'd be tempted to go ride that area just to look. Oh and hit REI again.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:09 PM   #93
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:14 PM   #94
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:27 PM   #95
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Good thing my chain was a little tweaked. B/c it would have sucked to ride where I was going for nothing. Oh wait it would not have been for nothing it would have been a good ride anyway . Nice snag phreak. What road did U take to get there?

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Old 07-10-2009, 03:48 PM   #96
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:51 PM   #97
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sorry it took so long to get back on here

the battery in the laptop needs replacing and barely let me upload the pic and post the tag on here ... sitting in the shade of a bush behind the Holiday Inn Express in Brevard

the cabin is right off US276 in the Cradle of Forestry, there's a gravel pull off where Kenny & I parked, no gates, no hassles

I was in the parking lot of the BiLo(?) on the cell with phreakwife and saw a silver VFR or something like that go thru the US 64 / US276 intersection, rider was in a silver & black jacket

just as I finished the call, I saw him come back and sitting in the left turn lane for US276 West into Pisgah Forest ... but I beat him to the road

as I was taking the pic, he cruised by ... but didn't stop

so I hauled a$$ for town, and got lucky with the wireless @ the HIE ... no password needed

then I gassed up (my low fool lite was on the whole run up 276 and back) and as I was turning to go south on 276 over Ceasar's Head to Greenville, (where the replacement clutch cable for the one that almost stranded me in NH was supposed to be waiting ... details on the failed cable on the Nude Hampster Trip here) ... he went by heading towards Hendersonville.

he's gotta be one of us, he was looking for the tag I'm sure ... so 'fess up

who it was, eh??

now on the Ranger's Dwelling or the Hiram King House

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Ranger’s Dwelling






Since 1882 this old home has offered shelter in a landscape that changed
from field to forest.

Children played on the porch with homemade dolls and button spinners, women snapped beans, and men gazed with pride across herds of cattle to the forested slopes beyond.

Hiram King, a community leader, built this two-story home, large by local standards. A carpenter by trade, he owned a sawmill and kept a number of beehives.

King sold his home and property to Vanderbilt in 1895. Dr. Schenck used the King House as a forestry employees’ residence. Ranger Jimmy Case and his family were the first to live here. They farmed, cooked, and raised children, just as they would have on a place of their own.

In 1904 Ranger Case had two daughters old enough for marriage. One day, at the same time, two suitors came to ask Mr. Case for his daughters’ hands in marriage. Mr. Case sent the girls upstairs, because “this is men’s business.”
Finding a knothole in the floor, the girls listened to the conversation below in the kitchen. Ranger Case agreed to give away his two daughters, and the family held a double wedding on the front porch.

In 1954 the two couples returned to the same porch for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Later residents of the King House included ranger George Gillespie, his family, and Biltmore Forest School students, who boarded upstairs. Mrs. Gillespie cooked twice a day in the kitchen for herself, her husband and children, and eight forestry students.

Behind the house, King planted a fine garden that later became a
seedling nursery for school projects.

Each student tended a bed containing small trees, such as oak, maple,
and cherry. Just as Biltmore Forest School students lived in the house
and cared for the land around it, Forest Service rangers used the
King House as a residence and guard station until the 1960's."

OK now I'm tempted to move the tag to far away northern locales, but do we know if anyone there will take it and run with it?

thoughts???




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Old 07-10-2009, 06:53 PM   #98
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OK now I'm tempted to move the tag to far away northern locales, but do we know if anyone there will take it and run with it?

thoughts???


If you move it up there just make sure to poke the Northeast list that it's up there. If it sits too long someone will have to just jump up there and snag it. Somehow I suspect someone will get it though. Even dropping a note in the basement could work.


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Old 07-10-2009, 07:30 PM   #99
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I decided to not move it too far away, but into an as yet untagged state for this game, virginal territory if you will

this is a file pic from last year ... note the TDM850 instead of the Tiger, also my buddy's Futura

clues

there's a yacht club involved

gas & draft beer were mixed together here like nowhere else in this state

you need a plumb eye & a _______ hand to make it here

it's close to a place named in a quote from 101 dalmations ... having to do with eating a elephant

good luck and good hunting
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:09 AM   #100
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:34 AM   #101
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I miss the days I had free time. :(
I miss disposable income now that I have free time
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:55 AM   #102
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I miss disposable income now that I have free time
Yeah, I accidentally retired just over 3 years ago. Love spending those 401k's, or what's left of them, and paying all those penalties and taxes.

Trouble is after being pinned to a desk for all those years I just don't want to work any more.

C'mon Powerball!!
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:41 AM   #103
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Frog Level Service Station and Yacht Club. Looks abandoned now?

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Old 07-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #104
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good grab and welcome to the asylum of appalachian taggers

I understand the old gentleman who ran it broke a hip,

then when he got out of the nursing home, promptly broke another!!

might not ever reopen

I needs a new t-shirt!!!

this was the only place in VA that sold beer for onsite consumption and gas for a long time.

the quote from 101 dalmations is something like "I'm so HUNGRY MOTHER, I could eat a whole elephant." referring to Hungry Mother State Park which IS the way to get here.
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good grab and welcome to the asylum of appalachian taggers

I understand the old gentleman who ran it broke a hip,

then when he got out of the nursing home, promptly broke another!!

might not ever reopen

I needs a new t-shirt!!!

this was the only place in VA that sold beer for onsite consumption and gas for a long time.

the quote from 101 dalmations is something like "I'm so HUNGRY MOTHER, I could eat a whole elephant." referring to Hungry Mother State Park which IS the way to get here.
Cool spot and history. Dang I would love a Frog Level T-shirt too. I searched on "one bite at a time" and didn't find that in 101. :-/

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