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Old 08-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hurricane Creek Rd

Does anyone know if Hurricane Creek Rd is clear? May, 2012 my buddy and I headed north from I-40 and found a tree had fallen, completely blocking the trail about 1.5 miles in.
I'd like to tick it off my bucket list but don't want to have another U turn experience!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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Does anyone know if Hurricane Creek Rd is clear? May, 2012 my buddy and I headed north from I-40 and found a tree had fallen, completely blocking the trail about 1.5 miles in.
I'd like to tick it off my bucket list but don't want to have another U turn experience!
Isn't that what wheelies are for?
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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hurricane ck

its open,land owners and some forest service money graded the road,closed off the side roads,pushed the big rocks out of the way,lots of water breaks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:27 AM   #4
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The good changes since you last tried to go include the blocking off of the off road trails, and I guess the grading allows for more traffic...

The bad include all the rocky sections are gone, basically neutering the trail. Aside from the few creek crossings, its not as difficult to navigate anymore. I would not even flinch doing this on my versys with touring tires.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the update!
I guess it won't be the accomplishment it might have been but I look forward to knocking it out. Hmmm... still 12 weeks until the next ride.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:20 AM   #6
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Thanks for the update!
I guess it won't be the accomplishment it might have been but I look forward to knocking it out. Hmmm... still 12 weeks until the next ride.
Rest well. Maybe all the rain we have had this year will make it interesting again.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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Hurricane Creek Road

So my best friend and I searched for the eastern (up hill) end of Hurricane Creek Road last week and finally found it.
Wesley Creek Rd is being used by a logging company and is "under construction" between Max Patch and Hurricane Creek. We rode up Wesley Creek for a bit but a local land owner advised us against trying to get through the construction area so we went the "Long Way Around" and looped to the north end of Wesley Creek, came down it and then turned right on Hurricane Creek. This road has been a forbidden treasure to us. The first time we approached it I caught a rock that took out my belly pan. The second time we approached from I-40 (heading UP) and after two miles came to a down tree that we could not pass.
This time we approached from the east and were headed DOWN the road.
IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Every foot of the trail was covered with wet leaves, providing surprises. Steady light rains provided 14 (yes, FOURTEEN) water crossings from a few inches to over two feet deep.
We came face to face with an adult black bear (at about 50', we could see his eyes), we crossed every manner of rock infested creek, we slid down multiple leaf strewn rock covered hills, we had a ball!!!
I recommend it highly to anyone with courage and an appropriate mount.

But, if you ride a BEAST, ride DOWN Hurricane Creek Road. 500 lb is not intended to go UP this particular trail...
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:11 AM   #8
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The bad include all the rocky sections are gone, basically neutering the trail. Aside from the few creek crossings, its not as difficult to navigate anymore. I would not even flinch doing this on my versys with touring tires.
Bummer. That was the reason that road was such a blast on my G/S. I'll still ride it, but guess I can go faster now.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #9
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Very disappointing to hear. Been through there on various DRs and EXCs but always remember thinking it would be passible with a little determination on my streetbike. Sounds like now it's just a slight upgrade from a gravel road. Loosing the good ones one by one...
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:41 PM   #10
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I did it on my v-strom trying to follow lgajohnymac... well, let's say that no matter the surface I got smoked all day long by a 250.

I think I'll still have fun doing it on my DR. Ignorance is bliss I guess
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:34 AM   #11
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Maybe all the rain we have had this year will make it interesting again.





Time/weather/increased traffic will degrade the road, it's already started.
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