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Old 06-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #271
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Just so you know, nobody here is getting tired of your (or mtngal's) pics, especially those old barns and houses. Keep em coming and thanks!
Where is the dang plus one button when you want it.

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Old 06-20-2014, 06:18 AM   #272
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Another +1 on sharing the photos, they are very much enjoyed and appreciate the time taken to put them together for these posts!

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:37 PM   #273
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Just so you know, nobody here is getting tired of your (or mtngal's) pics, especially those old barns and houses. Keep em coming and thanks!
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Another +1 on sharing the photos, they are very much enjoyed and appreciate the time taken to put them together for these posts!

Cheers
Howdy friends! Thank you for the vote of confidence. It sure is good to know that each of you check in now and then to see what we been up to on the bike. I am glad you enjoy the old barn and shack photos. In a way, I guess is is sort of a documentary of days gone by.

I have another one for you. Probably a few shacks in this one too. It was not too long ago that we meet up with our good friends Kenny and PJ for a long way round ride to the Meltdown in Hendersonville. They were camped near our Haywood Hacienda at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp so we began near there with our first stop to admire to calm water at Lake Logan.
















Up the mountain in search of a little dirt.








Found some easy hardpack








Nice trout stream along here









Dont you just hate to see these old curvy road signs Sure...15mph...uh huh...









They are just hating this stuff as you can tell...








Which way do you go on this bridge?








A happy PJ but gas ain't cheap here!








Lets get on down on the big motor...more dirt please









This pavement will do for now...









Whiteside Mountain from the south side

















We stop for a break at this little shack and a few laughs too! Here are our guests of honor.









Me and mtngal








Here ye go...a shack! or two!














dang nice shack here!








Ahhh...dirt finally...














So many roads, not enough time, which way to enjoy?














One lane paved stuff...














One lane bridge














Gettin' on down in SC, guess we need to head toward that Meltdown at some point but I am gettin' hungry first














Space cadets...


























Kenny knows the way to BBQ....he makes the best at home but we need grub so I am following him...








Grub spot







Heck with the photos, lets eat!








Haulin' butt and full stomachs to the Meltdown!














Now here are some farkles














A nicun!








The competition judge!








Hunter and Silke from Motovicious and her Morini!









We pick up some friends to follow us back over the mountain to Cruso
























































We are back!








Even a bunch of Morans are here now














Nice place to camp indeed.




















Sorry, sideways shack...wonder where they got the rocks?








Sun is gettin' low so we leave our ride Buds and head to the house...














I see a happy gal who has had a fun day with me














Shadows are long as we get close home...








See you over the next ridge soon


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Old 06-22-2014, 06:38 AM   #274
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Thanks! Always great pictures.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:21 PM   #275
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Thank you, mtngal takes most of these with a little waterproof Olympus point and shoot, once in a while at a stop she will drag out the big gun Cannon. I have a number of rides to get posted so I'll be back in afew days soon as I get a few hours to load and post one...
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:47 PM   #276
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Back in the middle of March, we got the idea to go hunt old Judaculla's Rock. We see his Devil's Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway often enough and since I had not seen the petroglyphs in quite a few years ago while trout fishing, it seemed like a good thing to do...and it was! Judaculla was sort of like the representative of evil for the Cherokee I guess you would say and his hand print shows up around in this country in numerous places so we went to check out one.

Crossing over the mountain near his home....














Some nice shacks in the area








Off 107 near Tuckasegee














This soapstone is about the size of a truck. On the lower right is where the local people had started carving out a couple soapstone bowls used commonly by the Cherokee ( not microwave safe )








Close-up








Schematic ( just let me know if you can't read it )








This man's grandson, and we met him, a really nice guy, still farms the land where the rock is located and he has had the county take over the preservation so they have built a walkway around it so hopefully idiots wont come jump on it and further deteriorate the soft stone. Weather is bad enough. I wondered why they have not put a roof over it as rain and hail will take its toll over the years and has already ???








Here ye go, the factual story...really! A true legend so if'n you don't believe it, maybe just don't come see it....think out of the box some....way out of the box.....








Here I am trying to figure this all out...








I know what this is...do you?







Know what this is?







No...it was a cow scratcher.....

Now a view of what you find on parking there...








So me and mtngal decide to go on over to Sylva and get refreshments at Heinzelmunchkins or something like that...








So after my one limit brew, we head out for some more barn and shack finding and cow chasin' on Tilley Creek, Buck Creek, Cold Mtn Rd, then on home...oh....don't do Cold Mtn unless you got good dirt nerves...and some knobs...


Oh yeah, always stop here and fill up on Super, it s cheaper than regular, and in case you got an old beemer that'll run on K-1, they got that too...




















Cold Mtn road...looks flat don't it








I think this guy was at the brewery too...beat us here...??








Another one I ain't goin' in...might be an old Harley in there though...








More petroglyphs we found down at the parking area at Whitewater Falls. No signs here to explain the story so I assume its of more recent origination. I am not so sure about us mankind as it seems to me the quality of our petroglyphs is going downhill.....








Oh gee, this always gets me confused...why do they do that here in the mountains? The out-of-towners just come to a stop in the road when they see this...REALLY THEY DO!!!!!







Cow chasin'





Thats it on this one cool day.....
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:21 AM   #277
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i gotta honda xl 500 that came off the top of cold mt
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:44 AM   #278
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We live on the western side of the Blue Ridge and upper Shenandoah Valley, right below North Mountain which is part of the Alleghany Mountains. Some of those old barns and houses seem familiar since we see them all around out here too. It's kind of sad to see that the previous generation put a huge amount of effort and capitol into building these things and they have been allowed to fall into ruin and become useless to all but a few critters. There's an old abandoned house down the street from us and we've seen a big old coon sleeping in the windowsill a few times - nice house for a coon! We have a big old barn on our property that's falling to ruin because the people who built it put it in a bog and all the posts and lower parts of wood siding have been wet forever and are rotten to the core. We built a new horse and tractor shed but the horses still prefer the old barn. Go figure...

I loved the photo below, kind of says it all about why some of these places have fallen to ruin. How hard would it be to level that place? A few bucks worth of concrete blocks and maybe an hour of effort but that's too much apparently. People....

Oh I almost forgot about this place, they have pulled this thing up a cowpasture road, it is sitting at about a 5 degree incline and people are living in it....even got Direct TV...gotta have that!!!!



We've got a few of those around here too, sad to say.

Love your stories and photos, maybe we'll cross paths sometime!

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Once again, Great Photos.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:04 PM   #280
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hey !!

great thread like normal !
hope you had some fun around my area..

oh , judaculla rock did have a simple 4x4(posts) lean too with metal roof covering it..
then some reason they tore it down an build the walk way, you have seen.

yes i love theres alot of historic indian land marks around this area.


yal ever hike up white side mtn..

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Hey! Depending on when you did that, it could be a wild ride. Sometimes in the winter it s a mud slide We missed seeing you at the RDV, had to stay close to home this year to help keep check on my dad and his broken hip. He is doing better now. He is 94 and hopes to get back home alone soon
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great thread like normal !
hope you had some fun around my area..

oh , judaculla rock did have a simple 4x4(posts) lean too with metal roof covering it..
then some reason they tore it down an build the walk way, you have seen.

yes i love theres alot of historic indian land marks around this area.


yal ever hike up white side mtn..
Hey Tabor! Still riding that KLR? Hope you are well and no we have not made that hike. I be its a good one!
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hey !!

ya still got th klr.
dont know ,if you know. also picked up a little 300klx ,it is pretty fun in woods.

the hike is not too bad really
so here two links with nice pics of white side...
http://www.emapstore.com/sc_blue_rid...ide_mtn_nc.htm
http://www.romanticasheville.com/whiteside_mountain.htm

ok ,enjoy ya ride..
best to you and all yours..
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We live on the western side of the Blue Ridge and upper Shenandoah Valley, right below North Mountain which is part of the Alleghany Mountains. Some of those old barns and houses seem familiar since we see them all around out here too. It's kind of sad to see that the previous generation put a huge amount of effort and capitol into building these things and they have been allowed to fall into ruin and become useless to all but a few critters. There's an old abandoned house down the street from us and we've seen a big old coon sleeping in the windowsill a few times - nice house for a coon! We have a big old barn on our property that's falling to ruin because the people who built it put it in a bog and all the posts and lower parts of wood siding have been wet forever and are rotten to the core. We built a new horse and tractor shed but the horses still prefer the old barn. Go figure...

I loved the photo below, kind of says it all about why some of these places have fallen to ruin. How hard would it be to level that place? A few bucks worth of concrete blocks and maybe an hour of effort but that's too much apparently. People....

Oh I almost forgot about this place, they have pulled this thing up a cowpasture road, it is sitting at about a 5 degree incline and people are living in it....even got Direct TV...gotta have that!!!!



We've got a few of those around here too, sad to say.

Love your stories and photos, maybe we'll cross paths sometime!

Doug
I agree completely Doug! It seems that a lot of the current generation just inherited some of this land and are not willing to put any labor into maintaining or fixing it up. I know a lot of it is just not cost wise to do but at least it can still look interesting if it is not just covered up with junk cars and stuff like in this photo. If a mobile home is all you can afford, thats fine but why make a mess of it. Like you say, even a few used blocks and some reasonable labor could make it a decent place to live. I would hate to get up in the middle of the night and struggle to balance myself to find the pot in there I hope the tub drain is at the low end too....
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ya still got th klr.
dont know ,if you know. also picked up a little 300klx ,it is pretty fun in woods.

the hike is not too bad really
so here two links with nice pics of white side...
http://www.emapstore.com/sc_blue_rid...ide_mtn_nc.htm
http://www.romanticasheville.com/whiteside_mountain.htm

ok ,enjoy ya ride..
best to you and all yours..
Thanks! Lets ride again sometime!
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