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Old 10-16-2013, 09:16 AM   #496
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Ghost Towns

I recieived a pm from an inmate with some questions about a route he has planned for next year to see a ghost town Tahawus in the Adirondacks.

the route was :
Blue ledge road
to a right on gulf brook road
n.w. to Adirondack park
continue to trout pond road west .4 miles
continue on perch pond road 1.6 miles
right onto Adironadack park
left onto Tahawus rd

Although I've ridden this area dozens of times I never heard of Tahawus . doing a bit of research it seemed like all the roads I was unfamiliar with were county maintained roads .

As some of his buddies are on sport bikes he wondered if the roads were OK for them

So i thought I'd scout it out for him and maybe even see a zombie or two

And last Saturday (which was a magnificent day for riding) I slabbed it to North Hudson, turned left on Blue Ridge and 7 miles up turned right onto Gulf Brook

Now this looks promising


And indeed it was, for about 24 seconds



Apparently they like their locks up here



And beyond the gate it looked even better



I then punched Tahawus into the GPS with no results so apparently Ghost Towns are invisible to some modern technology

So do a 180 and back down to continue further up Blue Ledge to seek an alternate route



Then I thought I should have taken a picture from the top of the hill on Gulf Brook so I pulled a U, stopped at the bottom and hoofed it up the hill



One more stop on Blue Ledge



And I headed in search of ghosts

I rode some new to me roads and I will say they offered some of the finest scenery I have seen in the Adirondacks

to be continued....
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #497
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #498
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oh great,I just checked out the last page to see what this RR was like and now I have to go back and read the whole damn thing Thanks alot!
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:26 AM   #499
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Hey Joe

been away from ADV for a while - too much working n not enough down time - but was so pleased with myself that i'd subbed to your thread!

pics as beautiful as ever

cheers bud

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:36 AM   #500
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You have not been to Tahawus? If you want to go this weekend I would be up for meeting you somewhere in the park.

Otherwise you can turn left off of 28N by the Newcomb cemetary onto the county road then stay left when you see the signs for upper/lower works. The county road between Newcomb and North Hudson is a real nice ride and I almost always meet other bikes on it, but hardly any other traffic because folks stick to the "main roads" through the park when travelling by car.

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I did not see the "to be continued..." part!!! sorry :)
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #501
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oh great,I just checked out the last page to see what this RR was like and now I have to go back and read the whole damn thing Thanks alot!
Hey Gham. thanks for the visit

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Hey Joe

been away from ADV for a while - too much working n not enough down time - but was so pleased with myself that i'd subbed to your thread!

pics as beautiful as ever

cheers bud

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You have not been to Tahawus? If you want to go this weekend I would be up for meeting you somewhere in the park.

Otherwise you can turn left off of 28N by the Newcomb cemetary onto the county road then stay left when you see the signs for upper/lower works. The county road between Newcomb and North Hudson is a real nice ride and I almost always meet other bikes on it, but hardly any other traffic because folks stick to the "main roads" through the park when travelling by car.

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I did not see the "to be continued..." part!!! sorry :)
Operose, can you actually get into Tahawanus, I took Tahawanus road till it camr to the gate with the no trespassing signs

sending you a pm
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #502
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #503
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This is the route in question, if anybody is familar with it or has alternate routes please let me know

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Old 10-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #504
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Ooops

directions did'nt show

Suggested routes

  1. 26.7 mi, 1 hour 16 mins
    Adirondack Park and Tahawus Rd
Driving directions to Tahawus, NY


North Hudson, NY






1. Head west on Blue Ridge Rd toward Adirondack Park Preserve



7.7 mi


2. Turn right onto Gulf Brook Rd



1.1 mi


3. Continue straight onto Adirondack Park Preserve



0.9 mi

9.7 mi about 18 mins

Adirondack Park Preserve






4. Head northwest on Adirondack Park Preserve



3.9 mi


5. Turn left to stay on Adirondack Park Preserve



66 ft


6. Continue onto Trout Pond Rd



1.8 mi

5.7 mi about 14 mins

Trout Pond Rd






7. Head west on Trout Pond Rd



0.4 mi


8. Continue onto Perch Pond Rd



1.6 mi


9. Turn right onto Adirondack Park



5.3 mi


10. Turn left onto Opolescent Rd



0.6 mi


11. Continue onto Adirondack Park



200 ft


12. Turn right onto Tahawus Rd



2.1 mi


13. Turn right to stay on Tahawus Rd



1.3 mi

11.3 mi about 43 mins

Tahawus, NY


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Old 10-18-2013, 07:20 AM   #505
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This is how I got there, it is the "in and out" spot you can see at the bottom of the loop. you are on the right road if it dead ends at a hiking trail head on the river past the old blast furnace.


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If you didn't go past this you were in the wrong spot


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Old 10-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #506
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GhOST Towns Part 2

Heading west on Blue Ridge for 18 miles brought me to a right on Tahawus Road so right I went and spent 4 hours or so meandering around Tahaus and Essex county Route 25 , highly recommended for anyone riding the area

I found Opoloscent road (from the original map directions) and it too looked promising for a few short seconds until,,,



Security is getting lax,only 4 locks this time




And beyond that gate



The end of the road is here, which sucked. Security was even more relaxed here, only 1 lock



I believe these are mine tailings, they lined the roads with berms made of these and they're spilling dom the hills and heaped in large piles elsewhere.



The scenery along the way was sweet too




























Essex County Route 25 up next
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #507
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The 'Dacks are looking good Joe, always look forward to seeing your shots!

You get to live where I dream to be buddy, keep those pics coming!
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #508
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Hey Joe, your bike is a beast! Liked the first photograph in the last set due to the beast but the sixth photo with the river in the background & tall willowy grass was relaxing.

My riding has been limited to work but my daughter who is 15 joined me for Colors in the Catskills a few weeks back. She's decided on a 650GS X-Country. I'm smiling.....

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Old 10-31-2013, 11:33 AM   #509
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[QUOTE=operose;22580963]This is how I got there, it is the "in and out" spot you can see at the bottom of the loop. you are on the right road if it dead ends at a hiking trail head on the river past the old blast furnace.


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If you didn't go past this you were in the wrong spot

I id go that way as you'll see in the next post - more locked gates (unless I didn't see a turn that would take me there)

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Hey Joe, your bike is a beast! Liked the first photograph in the last set due to the beast but the sixth photo with the river in the background & tall willowy grass was relaxing.

My riding has been limited to work but my daughter who is 15 joined me for Colors in the Catskills a few weeks back. She's decided on a 650GS X-Country. I'm smiling.....

Safe riding, Beth
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The 'Dacks are looking good Joe, always look forward to seeing your shots!

You get to live where I dream to be buddy, keep those pics coming!


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