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Old 12-04-2011, 02:12 PM   #16
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Hell that's the good section.

When you go down off the top of the mountain it gets interesting. I thought about riding it today but ended up on Potts and Peters mountains, great day for a ride!


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Old 12-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #17
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Hell that's the good section.

When you go down off the top of the mountain it gets interesting. I thought about riding it today but ended up on Potts and Peters mountains, great day for a ride!

Thats what I was thinking....
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:35 AM   #18
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Been through it on a 950 several times with no problems. Some sections get a litle rough, but nothing extreme.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:20 AM   #19
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LOL... That would be a real challange for the Valks..
In some areas...
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:19 AM   #20
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Walker Mtn Road

Just wanted to let anyone know who searches for this road/thread, that me and my son crossed the entire 14 mile length of this forestry road in his Jeep Wrangler (well scratched now- which he loves). It took us about 4 hours to cover it and that was with me taking lots of pics and also chainsawing a few branches/trees that were blocking the path. It is certainly a road that could possibly cause you to dump the bike a few times because of the rockiness of it and several very wet spots. I am at work now but will try to post some pics from home later tonight or later on this week.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:52 AM   #21
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Did you run the ridge from 52 down to Bland? Or did you go from Bland to Carnot on the old turnpike road? I can't imagine the latter passable to a
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:29 AM   #22
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Error Cooled, in the satellite image you posted above, we did the entire route of Walker Mtn Rd (Forest rd 206) you had marked with the orange line. It took us four hours to cover the approximately 14 miles (as his odometer indicated). It is much more passable now because of my chainsawing efforts and I also broke off/snapped and cut off lots and lots of brances out of the passenger window as we were inching along. We started at the Big Walker Lookout and came out beside of the old church building on Little Creek rd (or Little Creek Hwy...not positive on that).

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:04 AM   #23
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error cooled or anyone else that would like to see some pics...here is the link to the album I posted on FB, it is set for public viewing so anyone should be able to see them.

https://www.facebook.com/bigunclebra...f&notif_t=like
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:31 PM   #24
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Error Cooled, in the satellite image you posted above, we did the entire route of Walker Mtn Rd (Forest rd 206) you had marked with the orange line. It took us four hours to cover the approximately 14 miles (as his odometer indicated). It is much more passable now because of my chainsawing efforts and I also broke off/snapped and cut off lots and lots of brances out of the passenger window as we were inching along. We started at the Big Walker Lookout and came out beside of the old church building on Little Creek rd (or Little Creek Hwy...not positive on that).
PM incoming... that is impressive
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Thanks Error Cooled for the compliment. We had a blast. I have about 40 pictures in the link in the last comment I made on this thread. I am going to try to go back with the local dual sport group and enjoy it again.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:46 AM   #26
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We are starting the trail in a few weeks and will be using Bland as our jump off point. The plan is to ride hard heading north for 2 days, and then pick up the BRP on day 3 for an easy ride back to the trucks. I'm really looking forward to it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #27
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[QUOTE=FarmBoyBrad;22499145]error cooled or anyone else that would like to see some pics...here is the link to the album I posted on FB, it is set for public viewing so anyone should be able to see. Quote

Brad,

Sent you a PM.

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #28
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I sent you a reply pm. Hopefully that has the info you are looking for, let me know.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #29
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I have been in touch with the Bland County Historical Society - slowly gathering more information on parts of this road.

Since I stumbled across this road years ago it has fascinated me. The N/S stretch from Bland over to Carnot - cresting Big Walker - is part of the historical Raleigh-Grayson Turnpike. Use of this road goes back to the early 1800's as a main thoroughfare over the mountain - and it was likely constructed with convict and slave labor.

I will share more as my research continues.



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Old 10-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #30
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I am planning on riding Walker Mountain Road with a local Jeep club on election day (Tues, Nov 5th) as part of a group ride. I have talked with a guy that heads up a dual sport group near me and he wants to plan a dual sport day trip that includes Walker Mountain Rd in the near future. If anyone would like to join us on election day, I will post more details as it gets closer or you can send me a pm on here. As it stands right now, we are planning on meeting that morning at approx 10am at the Big Walker Lookout on Hwy 52.
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